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Thread #41028   Message #592700
Posted By: Clinton Hammond
14-Nov-01 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter
"Philistines"

JRR didn't have many original ideas either... he stole probably 95% of the whole mythos of Middle Earth from previous myths, legends and folk-lore...

He put them (his influences) together pretty well, but he needed 1) a good editor and 2) someone who could teach him to write characters... his are all 2 dimensional cut outs... with the one exception of Samwise...