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Post by Laceration Adrisole. on Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:23 pm

So I take it this thread got deleted in the editing phase thing so I'll type a basic one up you have pleased him

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So, most of us have heard of Harry Potter, right? J.K Rowling is claimed to be one of the richest woman alive after her credited Harry Potter series, telling the tale of a boy wizard who's parents were murdered by the evil Lord Voldemort. Some claim she's the best writer of our time. Some think she's cliche.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

What do you guys think? Personally I think the first ones were better you have pleased him How about you?
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Post by proust. on Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:33 pm

I adored the first three books. But after the forth they got too big and too much. They also got rushed. I think it was stupid how everyone always pressured her to write the next book fast, the books sound rushed and they're huge. I loved the folklore references in the first books -like the Philosopher's Stone- but you don't find many of them in later books. I love the whole series anyway, but the first ones are just better.
Or maybe I was not used to the subject and after four or five books about the same thing I got bored.

I think to say she's the best writer of our time shows lack of knowledge. I love Harry Potter to bits, definitely a book I'll read to my kids, but Marquez alone takes down Rowling any day of the week.
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Post by Lucky Charms. on Sun 28 Sep 2008, 12:20 pm

I love the first three books especially the third book.
I find myself losing interest after the fifth book but it still could be considered a great read.

She's not the best, but obviously, she's not the worst either. I have come to love the series, plot holes and all, and I would definitely read it to my children and little cousins.

My favourite characters would be Fred and George. They have some of the best timings in comic one liners I know. I adore their personalities and I think they added a great deal of humour in the series.

What about you guys?
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Post by Laceration Adrisole. on Sun 28 Sep 2008, 4:01 pm

I agree with both of you. I'm more into the works of Steven King and Prachett (sp?) LMFAOOO But I do think her work is rather excellent even so you have pleased him

And Dumbledore ftw lol@chu nawwww
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Post by proust. on Sun 28 Sep 2008, 7:39 pm

I've always found Hermione cute -I didn't know how to pronounce her name until I saw the movie though >_>. She's really sweet and geeky and funny.

Fred and George were adorable.
I don't remember which of them dies in the 7th book?
;_;

Dumbledore scares me.

OH. I also really like Snape. And Hagrid.
The lovely diverse weird characters make the story so adorable, I mean after a few books you get bored of the plot but you love the characters so much you want to keep reading about them.
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Post by belle of the boulevard. on Mon 29 Sep 2008, 2:52 am

books of my childhood.
i remember being five or six and staying up late to read the first one.

i got each one at midnight as they were released, from the fifth - the fourth was a present from my parents for my exam results when it was released.

i went to a potter party the night the last one came out! lol@chu

i loved these books so so much. still do.
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Post by gloria- on Mon 29 Sep 2008, 3:40 am

my mom read them to us.
the story is pretty good, i think, but the writing, for me at least, leaves something to be imagined.
having said that i do write hp fanfiction. whatnow? O_O i posted some here.
i loved fred and george. it's fred that dies, by the way, andy. they were the best.

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Post by tony stark on Mon 29 Sep 2008, 11:07 pm

I have a Harry Potter bedroom whatnow? O_O
Wallpaper, banners, bed cover, rug...

Kind of says my opinion of the books lol@chu
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Post by Lucky Charms. on Tue 30 Sep 2008, 9:51 am

I have a Harry Potter pillow!
lol@chu It's blue and it hasthe Higwarts crest along with Hogwarts motto on the center.
I used to have posters, but it tore.
How do you preserve such a room?
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Post by Andrew Morrison. on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 1:49 pm

I got my first Harry Potter book from my school and fell in love with it. I got the other 3 that were out at that moment and couldn't put them down. Since then, I've been one of those people who were waiting in lines for them at mignight in the UK and midday in NZ.

The last book was incredibly sad, I cried my way through some parts tbh. But I loved it. Kinda dissapointed that it's all over though. But there has been rumours of a follow up book whick I think is a load of shit.

I remember my Aunt Anne buying me a whole load of books one christmas because she was 'sick of me reading those Potter books' LOL@CHUUU
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Post by rock and/or roll on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 8:54 pm

My favourite character was Lupin.
Second favourite was Tonks.
She killed them both off. Mad

The third book was always my favourite. I just love the whole mystery behind it all.
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Post by Laceration Adrisole. on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 10:36 pm

The second book was my favourite because it actually scared the hell out of me with the theme of the disembodied voice lol@chu I used to hide under my duvets (which were Harry Potter ftw gtfo over yourself, )and jump every time I heard a noise.

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lol@chu OH and I've just remembered how much I love Luna nawwww She's just so unique and - yeah I love character lol@chu
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Post by Galileo Figaro on Sun 26 Oct 2008, 1:14 pm

The first book I read was the third one. My mom got it from the library, told me she heard it was good, and made me read it. And I fell in love. nawwww

I have all seven, some of them second-hand, though. lol@chu

My favourites are actually the later ones. I read part of the first one a while back, and just... I think her writing style changed some over time, and I just didn't like her style before. I mean, it was alright when I first read it, but now it's just eh.

My favourite book is The Goblet of Fire! Because of the Triwizard Tournament. I cried when Dumbledore spoke about Cedric at the year end feast. whatnow? O_O
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Post by rock and/or roll on Sun 26 Oct 2008, 3:02 pm

^
I think she got more descriptive as the series progressed.
The thing I love about the stories is the way she includes so many different turns to the plots, yet it all adds up in the end.
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Post by Galileo Figaro on Sat 01 Nov 2008, 3:50 pm

^ I think so, yeah. And another thing was, I remember picking up the Sorcerer's Stone a while back, and reading the part about Dudley getting, like, forty-seven birthday presents. That's just... I mean, it is fiction, yes, but it still has to be believable.
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Post by Lucky Charms. on Sat 01 Nov 2008, 4:41 pm

I always thought of that scene to be slightly metaphorical.
I didn't actually believe Dudley had 47 presents. I thought it was more of just her off-handed way of saying "he was treated better because he was their real child and not so much of a freak."
But then again, I might be off the wall on this one.
whatnow? O_O

I think the third book was the peak of her writing. I loved how it flowed and even though I loved the rest, its still by far my one and only favourite.
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Post by Galileo Figaro on Wed 05 Nov 2008, 12:57 pm

I know, that's what she was trying to prove, but it was rather overboard. Imo, at least. whatnow? O_O
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Post by rock and/or roll on Sun 16 Nov 2008, 12:36 pm

...were all the presents from Vernon and Petunia?
I've forgotten. It's been a while since I read the first one.

But I'm planning on reading Goblet of Fire again , since I just finished reading Prisoner of Azkaban again a few days ago. It seems so short now compared to when I was younger. LMFAOOO
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Post by Lucky Charms. on Sun 16 Nov 2008, 1:11 pm

Yeah they all were.
If I recall correctly.

... I havent read the books in months.
I think I'll bring them to India for reading when we're on buses.
But ech, I dont wanna risk losing them.

Should I?

And Alice, I agree whole-heartedly, they used to seem so wordy to me, but now they seem too short.
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Post by Galileo Figaro on Mon 17 Nov 2008, 3:22 pm

Yeah, they were. Oh, wait, no, no. I think there were some from Aunt Marge.

I haven't read them in forever. I was planning on a Harry Potter marathon reading-session thing after the PMR, but now that it's over, I've gotten my hands on a whole lot of books, so I'll finish those first. lol@chu

Emmy, you could probably bring them if they're not hardcover. Esp the earlier books, they're pretty easy to carry along. But the thing is, can you read in a bus? Won't you get motion sickness and stuff? whatnow? O_O
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Post by Lucky Charms. on Mon 17 Nov 2008, 5:50 pm

I'm pretty okay with reading in buses or cars or any form of transportation. Motion sickness doesn't really get to me much, I'm not sure why but I don't question what I got. Wink

I think I'll bring one with me, PoA.
Or maybe I should print out some fanfiction and be done with it.
lol@chu

Oh did you pre-order your own copy of The Beedle and The Bard?
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Post by proust. on Mon 17 Nov 2008, 5:57 pm

Scribbles. adrisole. wrote:Yeah, they were. Oh, wait, no, no. I think there were some from Aunt Marge.

I haven't read them in forever. I was planning on a Harry Potter marathon reading-session thing after the PMR, but now that it's over, I've gotten my hands on a whole lot of books, so I'll finish those first. lol@chu

Emmy, you could probably bring them if they're not hardcover. Esp the earlier books, they're pretty easy to carry along. But the thing is, can you read in a bus? Won't you get motion sickness and stuff? whatnow? O_O
We should so do a Harry Potter reading marathon when I get on winter break. I'll race you to see who finishes them faster.
lol@chu
Trains, at least, are the best places to read books. I rarely go anywhere by bus.
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Post by makoto kino. on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 1:21 pm

loves it.
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Post by Laceration Adrisole. on Sun 14 Dec 2008, 3:50 am

Beedle the Bard is a nice thing to have on a shelf in your room if you're like me LMFAOOO and have one of those shelves with books like Narnia and Potter on it. The notes from 'Dumbledore' make me laugh quite a lot too. [/slightly off topic]

I think the film kind of ruined Dumbledore's end of year speech. He looked like he didn't know what he was talking about in the film, whereas in the book it was really powerful. [/rant]
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Post by rock and/or roll on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 9:19 pm

Beedle was pretty cool.
Though the Hairy Heart one was scary.
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