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    I just finished it :twisted:

    There’s something good about being ill during your weekend: you have an excuse for staying in bed and reading it. Had to send my brother and mother to get it for me, though…

    Shorty, be comforted. The last word is printed on page 766, while the first chapter starts at page 7 (British/European edition).

    I must say that it does live up to its expectations, but does not pass the quality of part 3 (which is still the best, in my opinion).

    Stefan (who hopes the next part will take less time to write than this one).

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    “wandrer2″ wrote: I must say that it does live up to its expectations, but does not pass the quality of part 3 (which is still the best, in my opinion).

    Really? That’s quite a feat considering the expectations placed upon it. I agree with you, I like the 3rd book the best.

    I’ve got a long afternoon of flying and waiting in the terminal today, maybe I’ll stop at the book store and pick it up on my way to the airport.

    What do you think is going to happen to Rowling after she finishes the series? Certainly she’ll write more books, but do you think they’ll have any success?

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    “RevMen” wrote: What do you think is going to happen to Rowling after she finishes the series? Certainly she’ll write more books, but do you think they’ll have any success?

    The first one would, but only because there’s Potter fans waiting for it. I seem to have heard she wrote a novel for adults, but doesn’t want it published because of the fear for the connection with Potter.

    I wouldn’t put it beyond her to resort to publishing under a pseudonym.

    But the success wouldn’t matter much: the money will keep flowing in.

    Stefan.

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    She said in an interview that she’d try writing under a pseudonym, but the press would find out about it in an instant, so there’s no point. Apparently, she has ideas for more “grown up” stories but worries that she’ll always be known as the Harry Potter woman.

    For any doubters out there, my favourite book is probably ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, I’ve read and enjoyed all sorts of “proper” writing – classics, modern stuff, sci fi, etc, etc, and I still think Harry Potter is amazingly well-written. The end of Goblet of Fire gave a real sense that important events were being set in motion and the overall story arc was going to shift up a gear. I am definitely looking forward to reading the latest one.

    I’ve never met anyone who has actually read the books who doesn’t like them.

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    How could you have read it in a day, Wandrer? There isn’t a chance of that for me since my younger brother and sister both want to read it to, so sombody is always reading it when i’m not.

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    I’m not a fan of Harry Potter, but I do respect it for what it has done. Millions of kids are actually anticipating a new book. That’s quite an accomplishment on Rowling’s part.

    Cometgreen, more of a visual guy

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    Have you read any Cometgreen? I read the first chapter of the first one and thought it sucked, but my girlfriend made me persevere with it. I’m glad she did.

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    I tried reading the first one, but, well, I’m a crappy reader. :) I’m not really in to the more stereotypical fantasy stories, like D&D, anyway. I like Tolkien, but that’s about it. I get fed up with the talk of trolls and goblins.

    Of course, I like Japanese style fantasy, but hate Anime. Go figure.

    I may pick the books up in a few years and try to read them, but that’s up for fate to decide.

    Cometgreen

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    Try the audiobooks. That’s how I got into them in the end. The ones read by Stephen Fry. Great stuff.

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    I read all Harry Potter, i liked them at first then when i went to re-read them i realized how fake they are, Harry’s too nice, Hermoine is suposed to look smart but is just pompus, and Ron is suposed to be a chicken, but i’d be scared @#%@less to if i was there! :lol:

    and the movies, the all suck at acting especialy Daniel radcliff. the fifth books good though!

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