Reading Harry Potter for the first time

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  1. Mace Windu

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    Yup, I'm finally doing it. I borrowed the first book from my g/f this weekend. I've never really gotten around to reading them. But, by the way it's been planned, I'll be able to finish the Goblet of Fire right before the movie comes out. :big grin:
     
  2. TheRemains

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    You'll finish it way before that
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I predict you will enjoy them.
     
  4. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    I've never been interested in Harry Potter because i don't like the happy-go-lucky books. I heard that there are some dark parts, but it just seems too playful to me.
     
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    This is a little tricky. In the end the books are targeted towards children, so nothing is going to be gruesome, but there are deaths and Harry typically gets put through the ringer (broken bones and what not). When you consider the characters are adolescents, the situations are rather serious.
     
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    I am already. :big grin:
     
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    If you enjoy them then you will fly through them. Prisoner of Azkaban is really good so at least try to get through it.
     
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    I'm reading the Prisoner of Azkaban right now. I'm reading a book a week so far. Good reads. I find myself hurt when the characters are hurt, I feel their emotions. That is something I love.
     
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    I lost interest after the first few. I started to read the Weel of TIme series. If you like lotr youll probably like them as well.
     
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    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    wish books would last that long for me :wtc:

    books that get my intrest are finished in 1-2 days... harry potter and dan brown books destroy my eyes
     
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    When I say a week, I usually start a book and finish it a couple of days later.
     
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    never known a childrens book to use the word "slut". THBP, morfin calls his sister that.
     
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    I would say the last two books are darker than the previous. Much less happy ending "Harry the Hero" kinda stuff. You can see they are more of a set up to the final book than the first were.............:noes:

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    Sure Richard Scary books aren't going to use words like slut. Lots of other books still fall under "childrens books", The Outsiders, The Chocolate War, etc.
     
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    Never read that one, but I used to love "That was then, this is now". That was a kids' book too, and it was pretty damn harsh. Drugs, suicide, murder... :eek3:
     
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    mace windu - You gotta commentary the end of azkaban man. Help me live vicariously through you...
     
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  18. Teh_Sponge

    Teh_Sponge Hey, I got a sub now...

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    6th book is no doubt the best one yet. I can't wait for book 7...although I seriously doubt it will be the end. There is just too much to tie up for it all to be in one book.
     
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    Just got OOTP from my g/f last night. Going to start it tonight.

    Also saw GOF on Saturday. Awsome movie. Though a lot was left out, too bad it couldn't have been broken up into two movies.
     

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