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post #39 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 12:11 AM
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Re: Harry Potter Thread

Originally Posted by Hian-GOAT View Post
Keep trying to be funny, but you will never do, 'cause your humour is as bad as your faves
HP is one of the best things ever in literature, it deserves always respect and a big to J.K. Rowling.
Originally Posted by Hian-GOAT View Post
Almost 500 milions of copies sold in all the world, translated in 73 different languages (even ancient greek and latin), everywhere considered one of the best written works in modern literature.
It is definitely one of the best things ever in everytime literature: for the success, for what it produced in readers' minds, for being still now remembered and worshipped, and for many other reasons I don't want to say.
That's a grave and serious insult to real literature, which obviously wouldn't sell like Harry Potter, Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey because most people either can't understand the writing or don't have the patience for it. Obviously, I've never read Harry Potter or most popular fiction because my time is precious and I devote it to only serious literature. I think the word you were looking for is 'fiction'. I'm not saying the series is bad (I wouldn't know, having never read it); it's just not serious literature, which isn't debatable. I mean, Rowling isn't a Barnes or a McEwan or a Rushdie. It's like comparing the ATP #100 to Federer. They work in the same field, but aren't in the same league quality-wise. You wouldn't study Harry Potter in a Literature class; you would read it for fun, some readers find deeper meaning in it which is great because that's what books are supposed to do, but it's not literature. I just cannot get over how you're claiming that the series is some amazing literary masterpieces. It's seriously offensive. I'm sorry, I love literature more than tennis and even Federer, so this is just...

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