Re: Harry Potter Thread
Harry Potter would have been good if it had continued as it had started-being a children's fantasy story. After it gained ridiculous amounts of popularity, Rowling tried to cater to all kinds of age groups and was way out of her depth.
The best thing about the books is their initial setting and premise. Beyond that, the quality of writing, execution and the conclusion are really poor.
Despite the glaring flaws, the books still remain entertaining to read but to call them masterpieces of any kind is
"And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. "- Herman Melville, Moby Dick