I don't mind you not liking Harry Potter, but the reason Dexx suggested adults would read it were close to insulting and he then tried rather feebly to deny it. People should accept that others can like different things without somehow having to attack that position just because you do nto understand it.
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huh?..what don't i understand. I admit i didn't find the exact words to express my point of view in that post. But what's so insulting about doing something because it reminds you of childhood or whatever (even if it doesnt)
I like reading the HP books. I only have one of them, and I'll probably just rent the fifth one from the library.
It's not kiddish at all. Ghoulish Dark Lord who kills people and has a mysterious messed up history. A boy who survived while everyone else who fell under the spell he survived were blasted to pieces. A school full of dangerous mysteries. Very good reading in my opinion.
Harry Potter is a damn good series. I enjoyed the movies, which I saw first, and they inspired me to read the books.
Regardless of how much I like the subject, the writing is simply GREAT.
Now, with that out of the way, I do like Sci-Fi and Fantasy (that is generally the only books I read, save Horror and Nonfiction.), and this series a great one.
The series is meant for Young Adults. Not for Little Kids. Despite this, it is written in such a way to be a good read for anybody interested in Fantasy literature. The characters are fun to love (or hate), the stories keep you reading (When I read the books, it was basically nonstop; except for Goblet of Fire, which was really long and took a few days.), and I can't wait for #5 to come out.
The movies where well done, a LOT better then most book to movies. They kept true to the book very well, taking out only a few things that were not relevent to the plot to save space (it was long anyway.). They kept true even better then LoTR, which missed a number of book moments I'd like to have seen (Tom Bombadil and the Barrow Wights, for example.)
Most people say they hate Harry Potter and have never even seen the movie or read the book. Oh well, pity for those who do.
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Harry is a great book series, but there are lots of other good ones out there - I'm sure different people hane their own preferences. I've never really seen the attraction of Star Wars myself, but maybe we could all just respect what other people like? I know you have strong opinions, but is there any chance you could tone them down until there no longer insulting? It mite make chats have a bit less friction...
Harry Potter And the Order of the Pheonix is a wonderfull book. I was fortunate enough to have a contact... that allowed me to borrow it... and read it a few months ago.
There are many new things, and many things change. But in my opinion the best of the collection so far.
should i post a spoiler?? for those who can't wait?
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