Skip to comments.Harry Potter: 3 More Things I Learned
Posted on 08/01/2007 6:59:32 AM PDT by ParsifalCA
I am warning those who have not finished the series . . . and there must be still a few of them by now. . . that there are spoilers ahead. I have just finished the last book . . . having spent an enjoyable evening with it thanks to Sams Club and an indulgent wife.
I am done with Harry Potter and enjoying the literary aftertaste the way one enjoys a fine meal almost as much after it is done as when it is being consumed . . . though it is a bit sad that the series is finished.
And it is really finished . . .
Will one be able to re-read the books with pleasure?
I think the answer is only a tentative yes. If one knows the puzzles and the secrets of the book, it will not take away the charm of the characters or the fun of a good Quidditch match, but the first read will always be the best.
The strength of these books is in the plot and the second read, when everything is known, will be satisfying for finding all the clues to what happens . . . but I am hard pressed to know if I will want to re-read them a third or fourth time.
A really great book is as good on the fourth read . . . and some childrens books (Little White Horse) are better.
I deeply enjoyed the last book and thought the ending satisfying. For those who found them quite Christian, they will find much in this last book to give strength to their idea.
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One thing I have noticed about the Harry Potter stuff. People who are tuned into and follow politics don’t read or watch the garbage. What could this mean?
Beg pardon? Are you saying that people following politics don't read/enjoy Harry Potter?
To paraphrase Hagrid, you really shouldn'ta said that...
I have reread the books, all at least once... I don’t remember and may have reread them more than that. I have also listened to the audio versions of all the books and I recommend that fans do that. It’s a completely different experience to listen to the books than to read them. I have started to selectively buy audio books (they are expensive) and especially used books. I bought this hard back last book at a used book store for $18. I’m now lurking in that same bookstore waiting for the audio versions of all the books. I belong to an audio lending club (like Netflix only audio books and that’s how I got them).
Garbage about jibberish passes for literature today.
I would like to add to your data sample set- I am a freeper since the beginning, and can tell you how often the news broke here first THEN appeared on the major newscasts.
And I have read the Harry Potter books several times, for myself and for my children.
My husband and I both love Harry Potter and are extremely
addicted to politics. I think that the vile Delores Umbridge
has much in common with Hilary Clinton. And I’ve always
thought of Bill Clinton as Voldemort although Mr. V bears
an uncanny resemblence to James Carville.
That you don't know very many people?
oops, i don’t know how i accidentally posted three times-sorry!
Your posting wand must be backfiring...
The creation of a fictional world allows one almost unlimited room for social commentary. Observe Gulliver's Travels which was scathing social commentary.
J.K. Rowlings does quite a bit of commentary on society, things which are appropriate to any time or age, but especially our own.
Evil is real and MUST be confronted. (ISLAMOFASCISM)
Ignoring the problem will make it worse not better. (Edwards and his ‘its a bumper sticker inanity’)
Evil cannot be appeased in the hopes that it will take you last. (Proff. Slughorn and others)
Pacifism is the worst sort of complicity with evil. ( High Inquisitor Umbridge)
Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his fellows. (Jesus is Lord)
Immortal lessons, especially applicable to our times. Also a good read and a good time with fun characters. What more do you want from a book?
That they prefer their fantasy in a slightly less realistic form? ;)
I think a little Spell-O-Tape should fix it.
Rats! I knew when the whomping willow hit it, it wouldn’t be the same!
It could mean you are an unobservant idiot.
Look around. This is a POLITICAL website.
Now go look up Harry Potter as a keyword.
I suspect you were trying to make a point and badly missed - want to try again?
You really should take Politicalmom’s advice and try to know a little about which you are speaking before you go and show your butt to the world.
Also, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a deeply political work. I’ve used it to edumacate my kids on how liberal politicians think, and how to circumvent them...
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