Fantasy is like an exercise bike, said Terry Pratchett, British fantasy author, interviewed in the 2005 fan-documentary, Ringers: Lord of the Fans. It doesn’t actually take you anywhere, he said, but it develops the muscles [of belief] that will.
Harry Potter is coming back to the silver screen, on July 15, 2009, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth of seven movies, based on the series by J.K. Rowling. In general, I’m a fan of Rowling’s books. But I do have some some doubts how well the Harry Potter series will fare as the years go by.