|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-12-16 19:14:00
Title: An incompletely edited manuscript, for consideration by the Board
Author: Leni Jess leni_jess
Summary: The Board's last chance to decide whether a biography of Severus Snape (even disguised as a collection of essays) is really a good idea.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Lucius Malfoy, OCs
One of the oddest, most original fics I've ever read. External point of view is tricky to get right, but this is quite brilliantly done. Three different looks at Snape, framed by a letter from an editor to a publisher (and what brilliant voice does the editor have!)
I have not attached any of Mr Potter’s contributions (not all of which were provided via Pensieve; some of them do reflect a certain bias in favour of his partner, though this does not appear to have obscured any significant truths). Even now there is a general regrettable willingness to accept whatever he says. (That certainly made many reforms of the last fifty years much easier, and it seems fair to say that on the whole Potter has done far more good than harm.) Still, the Board is as likely as any other witch or wizard to accept what he says wholesale. [margin: Do me a favour, don’t repeat that. He is currently our Supreme Mugwump, after all, even if he’s never exerted himself to act as Minister.]