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Old 07-23-2007, 06:38 AM   #31
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I read the first three (rather my parents made me read them) and I thought "Meh, it's ok, but not for me."


But I Lord of the Rings
It's deeper, darker, more is at stake.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:21 AM   #32
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I see a lot of you saying 'I read the first book..first couple books...for kids...' stuff like that. In all fairness, it's not any more fair to judge the whole series by the first book any more than you should judge the Beatles by "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Some guy told me one time he didn't know what the big fuss over the Beatles was, he thought they were just a bunch of childish boyband nonsense because all he'd really heard were the first few hits. Like the Beatles, Harry becomes much more complicated, interesting, and dark as time goes on. I am a late coming fan, and I too used to wonder what was so great about it, but once I got into it I couldn't stop. The first few books are aimed more at kids, and I do think it's cool the series is aimed at kids who will 'grow up' with Harry and get older as he does. But by now this story is so dark, so twisted, so scary and full of hidden meaning I can't imagine any kid understanding it, and the movies get much worse all the time and are getting harder ratings. The later stuff gets into a lot of the very same stuff that makes Star Wars and LOTR so good, and, though I didn't even believe this myself at one time, you are really missing out on something if you don't try the later stuff. And the ending is going to be awesome. Just a word from somebody who used to think they didn't care. It got me!
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:38 AM   #33
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Re: Am I the only person here who doesn't give a crap about Harry Potter?

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I read the first book shortly before the first movie came out and was pretty underwhelmed.

I admit, J.K. Rowling is up to some fairly sophisticated stuff for a children's book. I just couldn't work up enough interest to keep reading.

I think my biggest problem was that as a character Harry is just so friggin' boring compared to just about anybody else in the story. Hermione and Snape and even Ron had 1,000 times more personality than him.

I tried to watch a couple of the movies, but the special effects were just too cheesy for me. And the way the theme music blatantly ripped off "Swan Lake" annoyed the crap out of me.

I feel like I should turn in my geek card or something.

(Ducks rotten tomatoes).


Although I share your dislike for HP and the media hype which surrounds it I am offended you have copied my thread in IO...

Thank you love_u2_adam for pointing out my thread:

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Old 07-23-2007, 11:08 AM   #34
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I've never read a single book [...] Just don't get what all the fuss is about
Er, here's a thought: could the reason for this be, perhaps, that you have never read a single book? I've no problem with people judging Harry Potter if they've given the books a decent chance. But to gripe about the series without having read a single book... That's rather silly, if you ask me. You're like those people who judge U2's overall quality without even listening to a whole album.
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Old 07-23-2007, 04:44 PM   #35
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And that is what scares the crap out of me with HP!!
How is 45 year old men dressing as wizards at a book release any different than 45 year old women dressing as Macphisto for a U2 concert (OR a U2 tribute band show)????

I am not into the craze, but I haven't read any of the books. It IS good to see people reading books rather than being crazed by some lame television show though!
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Although I share your dislike for HP and the media hype which surrounds it I am offended you have copied my thread in IO...

Thank you love_u2_adam for pointing out my thread:



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and you'll hear a call from my foot in your ass

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wink oh reeeeally?

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I was thanking you, dang it! THANKING!!!!
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:27 PM   #38
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ohh yesssss

ohh ok!!!

well then your welcome..you know the wink is a very shifty smiley lol
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ohh ok!!!

well then your welcome..you know the wink is a very shifty smiley lol
^dork...
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How is 45 year old men dressing as wizards at a book release any different than 45 year old women dressing as Macphisto for a U2 concert (OR a U2 tribute band show)????

In my opinion, both are kinda creepy.

I just don't dig harry potter.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:32 PM   #41
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Big Grin macphisto = what in Harry potter world?

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In my opinion, both are kinda creepy.

I am will not disagree!

I am just saying that there are a number of people right here on interference that are more fanatical about U2 than any creepy 45 year old male in a wizard suit is about Harry Potter.
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I just never got into the Harry Potter craze.
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Agreed.

I'm more of a LoTR kind of guy.
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I do love me some LOTR.

Beautifully done, through and through.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:30 AM   #45
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Another kiwi right here!! I have nothing against Harry or JK Rowling....it's just that neither push my button. The whole HP craze is unreal....if not a little amusing...
Hi Gluey - glad I'm not the only underwhelmed NZer!
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