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OfflineEpigallo
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Is Harry Potter worth reading?
    #8802390 - 08/20/08 09:09 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Is it very meaningful?

I feel like reading something right now but I only have Harry Potter or Heinlein's Farmer in The Sky with me. But I want something mythical, archetypal. Not really in the mood for sci fi.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8802429 - 08/20/08 09:17 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

its not really meaningful imo, love conquers all basically. i still say its worth reading though :smile: its just the way she writes it makes it fun.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: OrgasmicBanana]
    #8802440 - 08/20/08 09:20 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

its defenatly worth reading


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    #8802445 - 08/20/08 09:21 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Jamio]
    #8802475 - 08/20/08 09:26 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I read the series in elementary school

I don't think i'd enjoy it today if I were to read it as an adult..


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8802483 - 08/20/08 09:27 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

It's certainly not meaningful, and the plot is pretty weak, but the books are written so they pull you right along through it.  If you're looking for meaningful reading, not necessarily up your alley.  If you're looking for modern pulp, they're just fine.  (Have you read Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress?  That one's a gem)


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Entropymancer]
    #8802506 - 08/20/08 09:31 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

yeah, I read the first 8 pages and I'm not really feeling it (of Potter). I don't really like page turners; they suck me in, but what's the point? Pure page turners are sort of like junk food imo.

I haven't read that Heinlein novel. I've read Job: a comedy of justice and Stranger in a Strange Land. I liked Job better.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8802541 - 08/20/08 09:38 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Job is supposed to be really good, but it was another of the few I never got around to reading.

And yeah, if Harry Potter is basically junk food fiction.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8802542 - 08/20/08 09:38 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

skip book 1 if you've seen the movie. i hated book 1. book 3 is where it gets real good.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Syle]
    #8802568 - 08/20/08 09:43 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Eh, depends on your age. I liked Harry Potter in Junior and Senior High but I personally couldn't get as much enjoyment now.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8802603 - 08/20/08 09:52 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I loved every book and I'm glad I read them. You may not find deep insights and she doesn't introduce anything new and astounding, but what she does, she does very well.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Cameron]
    #8802894 - 08/20/08 11:03 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

a great book to read in no matter what age you are. it has serious undertones that need some sophistication to be comprehended properly. first 2-3 books are a bit boring but then it get darker and more sirius.

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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8802918 - 08/20/08 11:09 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I love the whole series.
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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8802921 - 08/20/08 11:09 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

b0red5tiff said:
a great book to read in no matter what age you are. it has serious undertones that need some sophistication to be comprehended properly. first 2-3 books are a bit boring but then it get darker and more sirius.

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Good point man.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: King Koopa]
    #8802925 - 08/20/08 11:10 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I didn't like it at all, but fantasy novels aren't really my thing.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8802988 - 08/20/08 11:24 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Read it, good books !

Only ones I would ever read for fun


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8803105 - 08/20/08 11:47 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

read them all! great books!! gave me crazy fun dreams too.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Irijes]
    #8803163 - 08/20/08 11:58 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

the first books start out slow and if you've seen the movies then just skip them for now and start on three. Even four starts out slow. Shit i think all the books start out slow until harry takes the train and actually gets to the school.  the 6th and 7th books were fuckin epic though. absolutly great reads. but don't pick it up the series at the 6th book because you wont understand a thing.

Or if the reading is boring, download the audio book on your computer.


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Feeling_of_Sound]
    #8803202 - 08/21/08 12:04 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I thought the 6th book was awful, Harry just runs around being a whiny bitch the whole time.  And in the 1st book it bothered me that none of them knew who Nicolas Flamel was, I've known that since elementary school (also calling it "Sorcerer's Stone" instead of "Philosopher's Stone" in the American release just seemed retarded).  Those are my only real beefs with the series.

(Wow, feelingofsound, by your ratings people sure seem to think you're a :cop:)


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Re: Is Harry Potter worth reading? [Re: Epigallo]
    #8803217 - 08/21/08 12:06 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Just watch the movies.  They're actually pretty good.  I ended up Wiki'ing them after I watched them to get a better grasp on the story and characters and all that.  It's really entertaining.


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