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    October 31st, 2007

    Look Back In Anger

    Look Back In Anger by Magnetic Pole

    Summary: “Minerva McGonagall, naturally, said everything that the portraits in the headmaster’s office had left unspoken.” Drabble, 590 Words.

    Why You Should Care: What might the other professors’ reactions have been to learning that Snape would be their new Headmaster?  Magnetic Pole does a most excellent job crafting this difficult scene, and Snape’s internal monologue meshes with his dialogue and actions well.  Snape was a servant to two very accomplished and manipulative masters, two kings of Machiavellian principles, and he learned his art very well indeed.

    Why You Might Not Care: This is actually the third part of a serial intending to have ten pieces.  I believe there are currently six finished, but reading through them I found they are of varying quality.  Read them all if you like, but I find Snape’s character a little unsteady through the six parts, and a couple of the pieces in comparison seem as though they were written by an entirely different — and somewhat less talented — author.  Each section stands alone quite well, however, so I’ve opted to rec only the ones I felt are of the highest quality.

    posted by afterthree

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