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Old 11-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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This had to be done.

My favorite book series, and if you consider yourself too "sophisticated" to read it, you are a mug.

Okay, so what makes the Harry Potter books so good? The author, JK Rowling (or should we say JK GOATing?) is a decent writer. The plot is good and the word choice is easy to understand. But the unique thing is, she is not an author. She is a creator of an entire world. A world of magic. And yet it seems so realistic and believable. There are so many characters, each equally complex. We are sent on a journey from the first book to the last gigantic novels, with each second laughing, crying, and arguing along with Harry, Hermione, and Ron. How they mature and change is one of the big appeals of the book.

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On a side note, I have pranked countless 11-year olds with authentic-looking Hogwarts letters. I am such a troll

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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I liked the series, but it had deep, deep flaws that she could have written around. In the last book especially. JKR can be like GRRM, they both began writing longer and longer books, but with really lazy ways to push the plot twists.
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bought and red all the books . great books, much better, mature and "realistic" than movies. yes, i was a bit younger then but i am sure i would love it even if i read it now for the first time
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This is now my favourite thread on MTF.

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Liked the books but I felt they went a bit downhill towards the end, they started to be quite long (though I still read them in a day) and the final chapter of the final book was very cliché. But great series overall still.
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Matthew Lewis and Tom Felton are sexy as hell and the redhead is cute and looks like he'd make an insatiable bottom.

Daniel Radcliffe is the most gay-friendly straight actor around and is amazing.

Emma Watson is fabulous.
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As a couple pointed, it felt a little sloppy towards the end, I guess understandably so since if I remember correctly, she wasn't planning on writing 7 books. However, in many ways how "pop music" many other types of "better" music aside and takes all the limelight, I felt the Harry Potter series was kind of the same thing. The plot wasn't really original, I mean come on just a kid who finds out he has great and ends up being the hero, big deal honestly. Sure, some interesting twists and plots, but I felt I've read many more enjoayble stories and series in my life.

The movies? They were adequate, again, IMO nothing special, only truly popular because all those kiddies (and adults) were able to see their favorite character portrayed as a real person.

But yeah, as the OP said, the story is quite simplistic in nature and the writing is really not that special, pretty basic vocabularly and such. It just happened to catch fire. Certainly much credit is due to JKR but like most forms of art (music, writing, painting, etc) you obviously need that luck to get the success and again it still doesn't necessarily make it "best." Just like in music, even if much of today's pop music world is spewing out songs that are breaking record views and sales, doesn't mean they will be hummed and played 300 years later like great classical music.
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As a couple pointed, it felt a little sloppy towards the end, I guess understandably so since if I remember correctly, she wasn't planning on writing 7 books. However, in many ways how "pop music" many other types of "better" music aside and takes all the limelight, I felt the Harry Potter series was kind of the same thing. The plot wasn't really original, I mean come on just a kid who finds out he has great and ends up being the hero, big deal honestly. Sure, some interesting twists and plots, but I felt I've read many more enjoayble stories and series in my life.

The movies? They were adequate, again, IMO nothing special, only truly popular because all those kiddies (and adults) were able to see their favorite character portrayed as a real person.

But yeah, as the OP said, the story is quite simplistic in nature and the writing is really not that special, pretty basic vocabularly and such. It just happened to catch fire. Certainly much credit is due to JKR but like most forms of art (music, writing, painting, etc) you obviously need that luck to get the success and again it still doesn't necessarily make it "best." Just like in music, even if much of today's pop music world is spewing out songs that are breaking record views and sales, doesn't mean they will be hummed and played 300 years later like great classical music.
Just a kid? More like a kid who makes friends in a magical world while learning from some wise guy and trying to get free from his uncle's abuse while having romantic relationships and journeying all over England trying to fight off the greatest dark wizard of all time. Honestly, there's like 1000 other complex characters.

I honestly think Harry Potter will be remembered as a classic. It is written with a cleverness and wit that appeals to all ages, not just teens, and anyone can get absorbed into that world. I mean, just name one mentally sane person who doesn't want to go to Hogwarts. If it doesn't become a classic...well, it was better than fluff which are only remarkable because the author lived a long time ago.

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Matthew Lewis and Tom Felton are sexy as hell and the redhead is cute and looks like he'd make an insatiable bottom.

Daniel Radcliffe is the most gay-friendly straight actor around and is amazing.

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I agree, they are great actors. But we are talking about the actual series here, not the actors.
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... fluff like Shakespeare, which is only remarkable because the author lived a long time ago.
Are you for real?

This doesn't mean Harry Potter books are not excellent books.
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This doesn't mean Harry Potter books are not excellent books.
I was just ranting.
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bought and red all the books . great books, much better, mature and "realistic" than movies. yes, i was a bit younger then but i am sure i would love it even if i read it now for the first time
This.

My favorite were 2, 5 and 7.
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Jwell, it was better than fluff like Shakespeare, which is only remarkable because the author lived a long time ago.
And you call other people mugs?

I think one would have go through a lot of posts to find one as sad as this.
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And you call other people mugs?

I think one would have go through a lot of posts to find one as sad as this.
I never said "Jwell", and as I said before, I was just ranting. I actually enjoy Shakespeare. Still, if something like "As you Like It" was published this decade, do you think it would get any positive review?

But this thread is not about Shakespeare.
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I love this series. I grew up reading them.
My favorite book is #5
and my favorite movie is #4
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