I found this article yesterday courtesy of The Smart Bitches.  Check it out if you get a moment:  Stephen King:  JK Rowling’s Ministry of Magic.

King has always been one of my favorite commentators, first and foremost because he makes no apologies to the “bigheads” of the literary world, and it just makes me laugh.  While I enjoy a literary novel as much as the next gal, to be honest, the last few I’ve read have just depressed the shit out of me.  If I want to be depressed AND enthralled, I’ll pick up Hamlet or MacBeth, thank you very much.