It's really NOT in the story.... it's in the MARKETING!!!
I have to say that I have NOT read a single Harry Potter novel (book....whatever)
AND I am NOT going to!!!
The bits and pieces of the series that have seeped through into my attention reveal a well-packaged product targeted for imbecil kids that grew up with the PC- adventure and role games and hunger for more cloacks, daggers, magic, and mystique and just haven't taken the time to find anything better!
Well... as far as SAGAS go.... Tolkien, Herbert, Gibson or anyone from Iceland (! tells a better story with less by-products...
AND if You really want something to write home about , read Harry Harrison's "Bill The Galactic Hero" - series....
Harry P. is just a little nerd with a magic-wand.... (hey...let's have a harry potter party.... somebody go get a sackfull of horn-rimmed glasses!!! Enid Blyton would have had a BALL reading that s***!!!
One thing that's hard to believe is that even grownups read HP!!!
Boy!!!Talk about good marketing!!! I guess they play with little HP-dolls, too!!!
HP is a good SAUCE... as far as anything else goes... gimme some more ketchup, please!
Well.... anyone can just be happy with his/her own bookcase, but mine is off limits to dear old Harry!!
Yipikaiei... mf's....and BYE!!!