Rowling or Burroughs, are they for only Children?

The friend was bemused, more than slightly, when he saw me reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He, the friend I mean, was too good-natured to question the rights of a sixty-year old to be pottering around with Potter. Yet, the conversation meandered to favourite authors.
Well, I have been a kind of free downloader even before the internet was born; I always borrowed from the free government library; occasionally, I patronised the cheapest circulating library, in the neighbourhood. Naturally, Dumas, Erle Stanley Gardner, James Hadley Chase to Enid Blyton, which ever book was available, I had to grab. In between, an Upton Sinclair or Sinclair Lewis or even Turner’s Shakespeare series were the best upgrades. Obviously, my favourite author was who ever I was reading at that time.
Oh! Let me get back on the track; are there a children’s fiction and an ‘adult’ classics? If Macbeth murdered Duncan, so did Voldemart; he slaughtered Snape. There is always a protagonist ‘supported’ by the villain. The difference seems to be at the most the age, at least when the series begins, as Tarzan grows to be a fine young man.
Perhaps, in the non-children fiction, the characters may become a lot more biological, like in Ken Follett’s ‘Lie down with Lions.’
No, what about symbolism, psychology or a scholarly description of the times, that some ‘works’ contain?
Katya Rascovsky, of UCSF Memory and Aging Centre, San Francisco, sees excellent description of semantic dementia in Garcia; ‘This multidisciplinary article compares the pattern of memory loss described in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude to that exhibited by patients with semantic dementia (SD).’ ‘The protagonists are controlled by their pasts and the complexity of time’ writes another critic on the same book. Do not berate me, (you of course, have the freedom to underrate me,) if some doctoral fellow takes them seriously, more than enough social message will flood out of a Chase. I think the Paw in the Bottle has one of the excellent messages that shine as brightly as any religious scripture – ‘Greed leads you to destruction.’
As a professional web content writer and blogger, I also review books for a living and unsurprisingly, find homilies in what I ever read.
The burden of this writing is just this; enjoy any book, for squeezing out drops of philosophical wisdom or just for thrill of terror. ‘Red’ books (remember Perry Mason came out in red edged pulp back in those days?) also have their own messages, if you are bent upon delineating writing into ‘tomes’ and pulp.


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