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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We'll always have Hogsmeade...
Well, she never actually specified "rape", but that can pretty well be inferred I think.
I found this to be a very interesting incident in the book. On the one hand, there's not a lot of condemnation for what Dumbledore's father did to those boys. But there's also no hand-wringing over his prison sentence for it.
It seemed to me like Rowling was saying she can understand and sympathize with the father's reaction, but she also agree's that such actions will have consequences.
Mr. Maximus, what you’ve just posted is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.
At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
And thus, another entry into the Freeper lexicon is born!
Oh CARP! Where did I leave my keys?
Here's looking at you Kid.
“:Well, since they’re written as FICTION, they’re not supposed to be the truth. I certainly don’t get confused between fiction and non-fiction.”
A fiction that represented God as a woman would still be a lie.
That's what you say when you're Patronus is Jabba the Hut...
Kind of like listening to Alan Rickman. I tried reading Thomas Hardy's "Return of the Native" once. Like to have DIED of boredom. Found it in the library on audiotape with Rickman reading it. What a GREAT story!
“If whoever wrote taht got that wrong they can’t know much about any sort of the occult.”
Open your eyes and keep reading.
I did, and I felt myself growing stupider.
Hey! That's part of the plot from an old Charles Bronson movie!
Has anyone used the picture of Dumbeldore with the “Not this @#@! again” caption yet?
Seriously though, I have no problem with the fact certain people feel Harry Potter books are bad. Good for you. But has one of these threads ever convinced anyone of that, or have any of us who like the books ever been able to convince those who believe they are evil that they are wrong? Both camps should just leave one another alone.
Sorry - forgot.
LOL! True, and only really understandable by others who speak the same language!
Don’t Boggart that leading man!
I remember seeing this one a few years years ago. A gigantic pack of lies, half truths, and “what the hell are these idiots talking about”.
Let’s start with the fact that Harry, and other children capable of it, performs magic before he knows there is such a thing as wizards. So while he is “invited” to join a school to learn to control his powers, he could not go to the school and would still have his powers. In fact this is discussed in book 7 when it is mentioned that there are wizard parent who home school their wizard children. So he is NOT an initiate, is is NOT learning witchcraft in the real world sense, and all life is about learning to conquer fear.
And that’s as far as I’m bothering to go. If you want to read my point by point argument with this very pack of lies, find the thread of me talking to Aquinasfan around 2001. It’s an old list, as you can tell by the fact that it only bothers with the first 3 books, and it’s all BS. The fact that you’re turning to antiquated packs of lies just shows you’re getting desperate.
An illustration of a fiction used to present a lie.