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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“I give up.”
We’re not talking about great literature here. A book - a movie, big difference. I’m sure if the differences were that big there would be a general outcry on the part of the Potterheads.
Curse you Ozzie Newsome, curse you!!!
I got nothing after the two beatings you gave us last year.
I give up.
Well, at least he's honest about his ignorance. And he still didn't answer this one.
Here's a 'what if' for you. What if your children were REQUIRED to read the HP books as part of a lesson on occultism in society? Would you allow that?
Has it been banned because it has the N-word in it?
It's got nothin' on my boss's powerpoint slides.
So what you’re saying that Rowling is REALLY an American citizen,and she runs the Council of Foreign Relations.
Since you wouldn't read them or follow the Potterheads, how would you know ANY of the differences or omissions? Nothing like being less than half-informed. Hope you don't work in any professional capacity, I'd be worried about the quality.
Not true. Some "Potterheads" raise a big outcry each movie complaining about everything that is left out. Those that don't are the ones who understand how much is lost in translation between a book and a movie.
They can take away my membership card for saying this, but I can’t stand the stuff myself. Unfortunately, since I already have Ohio license plates, if I drink anything else while tailgating the crowd starts suspecting I am a closet Browns fan and things get ugly.
“Way to doge the point.”
I made the point. You just don’t like it.
Besides, I remember you saying something like “There’s ABSOLUTELY NO OCCULTISM in HP” -— now you are arguing over shades of meaning in occult practices!!!
Please, I implore you: back slowly away from the computer. You're really making yourself look bad, here.
See! The Imperturbable Charm works!
Well everyone knows powerpoint is a gate way to the world of El Diablo. Just look at its name fer cry’n out loud!
” Please, I implore you: back slowly away from the computer. “
You can’t seem to see the forest for the trees. HP is pure occultims in an “entertainment” form.
discostu was having trouble sticking to the topic and thought he could make his point easier by attacking me personally.
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