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Gill

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Who's a Harry Potter fan? I bought the book at 00.45 hrs on the Saturday morning it was published and finished it at 22.30 hrs that evening, so I suppose you could say I'm quite an enthusiast.

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:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: paid my deposit at WHS, but I was not allowed to collect it early - due to my travel arrangements ie had to be at the ferry by23.00.So, here I am in A'dam with out the book I paid for :cry: :cry:
 

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chiba":1koj3kep said:
MikeW":1koj3kep said:
Hi Gill,

Absolutely. One of the best series since Lewis' Narnia series, I think.

Mike
Ridiculous!! Where's the spitting feathers smiley? This'll have to do. :roll:
It's just a matter of personal choice really, isn't it? It probably is not for me but there are plenty of people who do want to read it (my daughter-in-law already has!). I see that the projected initial sales figure is for :shock: 10 million copies, in respect of which the author receives £2 per copy! Good luck to her and all you happy readers. :wink:

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I've read them and enjoyed them and I'll get round to reading this one at some point - no desperate rush.

Interestingly, someone pointed out in The Times that total sales for the series are c 270m books - (no mean feat) but Barbara Cartland book sales have now topped 1bn!

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SWMBO bought it on Saturday, and I finished it last night. They are fairly easy to read without a complicated plot line etc so its not that impressive a feat - in fact I started reading it out of boredom on Saturday evening, and kept reading while keeping an eye on the Tour de France on Sunday.

I will not make mention of anything that happens unless anyone wants to discuss it by PM since I dont want to spoil it for others who have yet to read it. However I find the books a little simplistic compared to say, Terry Pratchett who is a far more sophisticated proponent of the fantasy genre in my opinion. Dunno what others think, but the hype and commercialism seems to have taken over from the stories content to my mind.

Enjoyable enough for a quiet Sunday afternoon, but not worthy of a midnight trip to Waterstones IMHO :)

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StevieB":2f2ek3xa said:
However I find the books a little simplistic compared to say, Terry Pratchett who is a far more sophisticated proponent of the fantasy genre in my opinion. Dunno what others think, but the hype and commercialism seems to have taken over from the stories content to my mind.
Deary me, and there I was being really good and not saying any of that. :-#

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StevieB":3qwqr8qk said:
Dunno what others think, but the hype and commercialism seems to have taken over from the stories content to my mind.
I think you are probably right, but if it gets the little noseminers reading rather than playing on the PS2 then I'm all for it.

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tim":113nq7m8 said:
StevieB":113nq7m8 said:
Dunno what others think, but the hype and commercialism seems to have taken over from the stories content to my mind.
I think you are probably right, but if it gets the little noseminers reading rather than playing on the PS2 then I'm all for it.
Ah, the Norm Defence... :wink: But "Noseminers"?! Noseminors perhaps... :-k :lol:

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I read the first to Hannah each night after tucking her into bed.

I have always read loads. Typically 2-3 books a week. It is my favourite 'hobby'

I didn't think much of the 1st HP. Read 66 pages of the second and nothing HP related since.

However!!!! I have a wife and 2 daughters and so have seen all of the films and queued until 1.00am to get the latest copy as they 'had to have it as soon as it comes out' :roll:

Now, Hannah is 11 and she reads more than I do and finishes books like HP in a single sitting :shock: :shock: :shock:
 

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I've never read the books, my mum's a big fan though. She got her copy the day it came out and started reading it lastnight.

I'd rather wait and watch the cut down version on the big screen :oops:
 

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Alf":1eq49ukp said:
But "Noseminers"?! Noseminors perhaps
If you've ever sat opposite a small child on a train journey, you'll realise that the spelling is as it should be!

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T
 

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I find that as Harry Potter is written mainly for kids (at least that is how it seems to me), that it is all a bit simplistic and shallow. (Ducks and runs for cover...)

Now Terry Pratchett on the other hand - can be read on many different levels, and to my mind has no competition amongst living authors in the genre. I have had to stop reading his books on trains, as I kept getting funny looks from the other passengers when I kept on laughing out loud - I swear "Good Omens" nearly got me thrown off the train! :oops:

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I don't read HP

I used to read Pratchet as a kid. Though, whilst I agree he apeals to adults as well as kids (mainly adults?), I outgrew it. I now prefer Psyco Thrillers and Autobiographies.
 

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Errrr.... I hesitate to say this, but let's not forget Harry Potter is actually a childrens book! It isn't designed to appeal to adults, it's just a happy side effect that so many adults enjoy the stories too.

Anyone who's looking for childrens books that might also satisfy their adult intellect could find Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass) more rewarding.

Gill
 
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