Forgive me for breathing fire on my own flist, but the friends-only lock on the relevant post left me with no other way to reply.
Amazing. And unbelieveable. How can an author write her own bloody characters as OOC?
Has it occurred to any of you that Dumbledore did explain how his hand was injured? He injured it while destroying a Horcrux of Voldemort's.
What right do you have to demand of an author that they write a book to your specifications? And sending your dust jackets back is simply ludicrous. I'm sorry that you felt cheated by the book. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy it. There are other books out to read. Perhaps you ought to be reading them instead.
Ms. Rowling writes to complete the story she has in mind. Whether that be with bloodhounds and searchlights for Ollivander or not. The books are not perfect, nor is she. She is however, well within her rights to look at a progression of complaints and dust jackets and--giggle.
Am I a supporter of Ms. Rowling? Yes. It's hard work to write a book. It must be tremendously hard to do so while enduring the scrutiny of the entire world. If you think that you can do a better job, I suggest that you do it. Don't pester someone with dustjackets and wankery.