Guess it's true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can't make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
In the latest troll attack on one of the most celebrated authors of our time, a tweeter attacked Rowling for—not witchcraft, not politics—but devil worship! How fun.
Nicolas Flamel doesn't die in the Potter books. Seriously, read before you burn, it'll make attacking me so much easier. pic.twitter.com/cU8AOMS21F— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 2, 2017
Nicolas Flamel, Rowling's fictional alchemist, created the philosopher's stone and gained immortality. At the risk of spoiling the end of the first Harry Potter novel, Flamel eventually gives up the stone and the implication is that he will one day succumb to mortality. He doesn't actually die in the book. Anyway... her fans had her back.
@jk_rowling But if they read it, they'd actually understand the story and lose their arguments against you. Where's the fun in that?— Aimée Carter (@aimee_carter) February 2, 2017
Every time I see someone trolling @jk_rowling, I'm amazed they think it's a good idea to mess w/the woman who created Fred & George Weasley.— Nadine G (@Nadine824) February 2, 2017
@PhelpsieSarah people, innit? Still, there are loads of nice ones. You, for instance. I'm going to bed xxx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 2, 2017
If the new J.K. Rowling book comes out a little later than you might want, you know why.