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Harry Potter is shit.
    #4025426 - 04/07/05 10:51 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

It really pisses me off when adults try to tell me that "H to tha P" is good literature. Next time I see someone reading the new book, I'll bitch slap him with the complete works of Roald Dahl.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4025627 - 04/07/05 12:09 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I can't wait for the new book.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4025630 - 04/07/05 12:11 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

understand that harry potter is simply a childrens book, aimed at ages 9-15.
for kids, it is good literature because it encourages them to read more


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4025641 - 04/07/05 12:14 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

and thinking about it, for books aimed at the same age group that are better,
lemony snickets Series of Unfortunate Events.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4025682 - 04/07/05 12:25 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Dude, its written for kids and stoners. I read alot, both fiction and serious scientific non-fiction, and I enjoyed all the harry potter books.

Honestly, in this day and age of telecrack, how can you knock anything that gets 500 million kids to pick up a book and READ? I mean, if they read harry potter and realize a book is as fun as vegging on the couch and watching cartoons, maybe they'll pick up another one at the library.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4025785 - 04/07/05 12:57 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4025827 - 04/07/05 01:11 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

What, in your opinion, makes it "bad literature"?


Are you one of those hard-core "christians" that dosent like any book about witches?


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #4025865 - 04/07/05 01:20 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Phumfeinz said:
I can't wait for the new book.




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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4025875 - 04/07/05 01:24 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Roald Dahl kicks Harry Potters ass any day... i grew up on that shit, and will most definitely give my children his complete works (when i have some children, that is)


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: niteowl]
    #4026068 - 04/07/05 02:10 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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niteowl said:
What, in your opinion, makes it "bad literature"?


Are you one of those hard-core "christians" that dosent like any book about witches?




Not at all. Take Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" triliogy, which is aimed at kids and is about ten times more "occult" than HP. I thought it was well written, had a great plot and was above all thought provoking. Rowling's books have nothing on them. Her ideas are unoriginal and her characters are two dimensional st00pid things.

I don't really think the books are terrible or anything, I just fail to see why they have become as popular as they have is all. But hey, it's not like I could do better.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4026571 - 04/07/05 03:58 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

If a book gets kids to read......isnt that a good thing?


If kids start reading then thay are more likley to try some other literature.

Most kids today dont read...unless they HAVE to for some school project.

Any book that makes kids want to read is good IMO.

Even if there are better books out there.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4026615 - 04/07/05 04:07 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I'll tell you why it's so popular. Because it deal with magic.
And in a very straightforward and simple manner


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: niteowl]
    #4026638 - 04/07/05 04:10 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

What if kids were reading Mein Kampf?


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: SoopaX]
    #4026686 - 04/07/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

SoopaX said:
What if kids were reading Mein Kampf?





I really dont think it makes any difference.

There are good books and bad ones.

I SERIOUSLY doubt that any kid in America would want to read that book.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: niteowl]
    #4026817 - 04/07/05 04:55 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Dude, Roald Dahl dick kick ass.

Did you ever read that book...hmm...something like "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" or something like that. Where this badass fox totally owns whoever his enemy was? I don't remember shit about it really, but I loved that book to death back in the day.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: freddurgan]
    #4455674 - 07/26/05 03:21 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The new pope says Harry Potter is evil.  I watched the first movie, and I liked it, I didn't think it was evil.  I wonder if I am going to go to hell for that.  :smirk:


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: freddurgan]
    #4455687 - 07/26/05 03:23 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

freddurgan said:
Dude, Roald Dahl dick kick ass.

Did you ever read that book...hmm...something like "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" or something like that. Where this badass fox totally owns whoever his enemy was? I don't remember shit about it really, but I loved that book to death back in the day.



I remember that name from when I was a kid, but I forget which books he wrote.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Revelation]
    #4455707 - 07/26/05 03:26 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I think it's funny that some people get angry over things that other people do on their own time :smirk:

It's kind of the same excuse they use to promote the War on Drugs, isn't it?


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: trendal]
    #4455766 - 07/26/05 03:36 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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trendal said:
I think it's funny that some people get angry over things that other people do on their own time :smirk:

It's kind of the same excuse they use to promote the War on Drugs, isn't it?



yup...

Its funny to look at.


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Re: Harry Potter is shit. [Re: Shroomism]
    #4455826 - 07/26/05 03:52 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Shroomism said:
I'll tell you why it's so popular. Because it deal with magic.
And in a very straightforward and simple manner




I think Robert Aspirin's Myth series beats the crap out of Harry Potter. And it deals with magic, interdimensional travel, politics, AND organized crime! Some of the best books I ever read as a child. And I've been meaning to re-read them as an adult.


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