JK Rowling voted greatest living British writer
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LONDON (Reuters) - JK Rowling was voted the greatest living British writer in a survey published Thursday.

The Harry Potter creator whose stories of the young wizard have sold over 300 million copies worldwide received nearly three times as many votes as Discworld author Terry Pratchett in second place.

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That's quite an honor. Well deserved in my opinion! Go Rowling!
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Well Done Rowling!:clap:

But it's times like these that make me wonder whether the hype around Harry Potter is a little over the top. It sometimes seems to me that Harry Potter is like any children's book, it's just that it has, for some reason, had a better success rate.
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Harry Potter is like any other childrens book? Personally i'll have to disagree there. If you know any books like them i'd love to hear it because i'd be first in line to buy em!
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Yeah, I think that I'd agree if it was "Most popular," but "greatest" is a bit of a laugh. Just because someone's books sell like hotcakes doesn't mean that the work is particularly important.

I don't think that Harry Potter has much in the way of social import in the grand scheme of modern British history. 'Course I'm sure there's plenty of folks that would disagree with that...
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