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Elyas-Machera
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posted 06 December 2003 07:52 PM      $post_id   Email Elyas-Machera   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I personally liked Harry potter but I noticed some discord in the reading list topic. I know there are alot of different opinions

What do you guys think?

I thought the first book was terrible. It was slow and the plot was predictable and corny but the series has gotten pretty good. I was really impressed with The Order of the Pheonix. I think that that book at least is worthy of the fanasy genre regardless of its popularity or younger target audience.


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posted 07 December 2003 12:19 AM      $post_id   Email jDawg   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I give him a big thumbs up. I thought the first book was pretty good, and they've only gotten better, and bigger. Order of the Phoenix was wonderful.

I also love the movies, they look absolutely gorgeous, and are as close to the books as they can be. Fine acting all around (Kenneth Brannagh was great in Chamber). Hogwards at Christmas looks so cozy!

So a big Yay for all you Nay-sayers. Voldemort take you all!


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posted 07 December 2003 02:10 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I agree, I love them. Actually, for me, Goblet of Fire was the one I liked the least. Nothing I can really put my finger one - but I still really liked it.

I can't wait for Azkaban to hit theatres, that's going to rock.

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posted 08 December 2003 08:45 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ashaman   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I think if the snitch was more like a sneetch in King's Wolves of the Calla you'd have a more more entertaining story.

You know, instead of cutesy little wings, it would have spinning razors. Instead of trying to catch it Harry would have to try avoiding it.

Dunno if J.K. would go for it though


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Ishamael
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posted 08 December 2003 09:43 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
No, it'd be better if he still had to catch it - flesh be damned.

Yeah, I don't like quidditch all that much. I'm glad it's being phased out.

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posted 09 December 2003 05:37 PM      $post_id   Email Cass   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I used to enjoy harry potter, then one part started to get on my nerves. The insane stupidity of so many people in the book. Oh, 50 points from gryffondor for me prof snape being a moron. Over, and Over and OVER. Not to mention to inquisition in book 5. what in the hell. It goes beyond any sort of realism, while some instances of people being 'dicks' like that happen in real life, it has never been my experience, nor anyone elses, to be surrounded by such people. One more thing. Harry? He sucks. He doesn't know spells, hes not smart, he just has some 'innate ability' that is supposed to make him cool or powerful? Whatever, he doesn't even study his spells. i mean cmon, how many of us if we had a geniune spell book, would not study it from cover to cover =(


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posted 10 December 2003 04:42 AM      $post_id   Email jDawg   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I like how Voldemort's insanely evil plans are all on the semester schedule. If he really wanted to outsmart Harry Potter, he should just indulge in some evilness during summer vacation.

And He'd have gotten away with it too... if it wasn't for those pesky kids.


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posted 10 December 2003 04:23 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Hehe. true enough.

I like to watch the movies to watch Malfoy spit out the word 'Potter' everytime he says it. The kid needs a new haircut... I think he might have one in Azkaban.


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Elyas-Machera
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posted 11 December 2003 03:34 PM      $post_id   Email Elyas-Machera   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I especially love the part where Voldemort, in his moment of glory decides to patiently sit down and tell his side of the story whilst so enthralling the "captive" audience with his malevolent wit and evil charm they manage to foil all his evil schemes. He coulda just killed them. meh. It's all about the cinematics.


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posted 11 December 2003 07:35 PM      $post_id   Email Sandrine   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
***If you havn't read order of the phoenix, a spoiler is contained in the passage below****

i liked harry potter expecially when i was younger when they first came out. i liked order of the phenix but it was a different writing style than the other ones. if you like happy ending books you'll probably like the hp series cus good(harry) always triumphs over evil(voldemort) but my fave of the books is the 3rd cus it made me happy that harry found some family. i cried when sirus died.
i also think jk rowling should try to hurry and write the next books cus she's loosing readers by taking forever. by the time book 6 comes out (with the way its going) i'll be 18. and i doubt i really wanna read about a 16 yr old kid then.
oh plus i hate it when the author embarreses the main character so much and jk is always portraing how idiotic harry can be.

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Elyas-Machera
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posted 12 December 2003 12:57 PM      $post_id   Email Elyas-Machera   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
You might still like the books when you're 18. I have the sneaking suspicion that a lot of people who have just said that they enjoyed the series are older than that already. Myself included.


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posted 20 December 2003 02:29 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Yeah, that's a given.

My Dad actually started reading them before I did. It definitely applies to the older set as well - especially if you grew up reading them I doubt you'll ever stop enjoying them.


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posted 20 December 2003 10:18 AM      $post_id   Email dalThor   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I think the books are great. If one bears in mind they are KID's books they are excellent. I can attest to the fact that old people read them. I'm guessing I'm about as old as most of the parents of the posters hereabouts...

If for no other reason the books are the best thing in decades to get kids to start to read. I was almost disappointed they were made into movies. (though they are good) I think too many kids will watch them instead of actually having to *gasp* read the book.


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Sandrine
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posted 27 December 2003 08:41 PM      $post_id   Email Sandrine   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
i hated the first movie, the second one was ok. i dont think i'm even goin to go to the third cus it was my fave book. i hate seeing the movies after i read the book they always leave so much out. and it seemed like in one scene it was the begining of the year then the next it was christmas. but thats just me.
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posted 29 December 2003 09:48 PM      $post_id   Email Muad'Dib   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
The second movie was just aas good as the first. Actually i thought the second was a little better. I have both of them included in my emperial dvd collection.


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posted 08 January 2003 04:30 PM      $post_id   Email Tolkon   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I love them and read them to my niece. i don't think she understands them though. (she’s only 9 months old)


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Ishamael
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posted 11 January 2003 06:27 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Mmm, chances are she doesn't. I don't think she quite qualifies as 'Young Adult'. As long as you enjoy them though.... =)
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posted 25 January 2005 11:49 AM      $post_id   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I enjoyed the Harry Potter books. You just have to realize that the books are written for young adults.
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