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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2006, 10:00:26 AM »
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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2006, 12:02:00 PM »
bah dont over analyze simple fun pulp, the fact it IS pulp and IS fun is all that is relevant.  leave the deep stuff to read during the deep times.

Eh...I've discovered better options for "light" (read: ass-kicking) reading.  Really, Faulkner had nothing to do with it.  I just lost interest for no particular reason.  Maybe it's because it had started to become a major part of the current pop culture that I despise so much.
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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2006, 12:22:04 PM »
i guess, anything that gets more people to start reading is fine by me really.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2006, 02:43:42 PM »
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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2006, 05:05:42 PM »
It's better for Harry Potter, an actual book and it's longer than 40 pages, to be pop culture than some of the other trash out there.  Harry Potter is actually pretty intelligent for a kid's book (though I remember the narnia series being pretty intelligent too but I was in the third grade, the mutant ninja turtles were my idols).  The fact that I've seen kids lugging a 900 page book around and supposedly they're actually reading it and it's not just carried to break their backs down like their school books makes me enjoy the phenomon.

For me, it's hard to detest something that could potentially bring the IQ of pop culture up as opposed to say Paris Hilton or "Deal or No Deal" which are surprisingly easy to detest.

Though I must admit, the last book bored me to tears and I don't think it's the best thing *adults* could be reading (you should know what your kids are reading for sure but other than that).  On the other hand, some of my friends who've never picked up a book for enjoyment in their lives and have no kids have picked up Harry Potter so, I guess if that's the case something is better than nothing.
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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2006, 08:11:15 PM »
i like em.  not that this statement adds any intelligence to this conversation i just felt like saying it :)


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2006, 08:37:07 PM »
If they get kids to read then that's great.  I just hope that Harry Potter leads them to reading more books as an adult.  Personally, the best kids books I've read recently were the His Dark Materials trilogy.  Anything by Roald Dahl is pretty awesome too.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2006, 10:08:20 PM »
   The Lemony Snicket books are also smartly written for a kids' series.  Really haven't seen anything about the chance of the movie spawning a sequel to keep things moving on the big screen though.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2006, 02:26:45 AM »
If they get kids to read then that's great.  I just hope that Harry Potter leads them to reading more books as an adult.

That about sums it up. Too bad much of the required reading later in youth turns so many people away from books forever. Hopefully the younger generation will look back fondly on Harry Potter and remember that not every book is as dull as Great Expectations, etc.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2006, 10:01:18 AM »
I am currently reading Oliver Twist and have to say of what i have read dickens is awesome.  There is so much bitter sarcasm its amazing.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2006, 06:01:32 PM »
I had my own tastes, which ran to fantasy--Tolkien, Lewis--and then pulp versions of the same--Eddings, Brooks, Anthony, even (gasp!) Robert Jordan. 

Is Robert Jordan any good? I heard that the first couple of the Wheels of Time books were good, but now he's just drawing it out to breaking point.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2006, 06:03:37 PM »
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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2006, 08:09:03 AM »
Speaking of Fantasy books one series that isnt that popular yet (but i could definatly see it becomming bigger) is The Earthsoul Prophecies by Greg Park.  His first book is Called Veil of Darkness, the book cover was made by one of his high school students so it doesnt look to great but he is going to have that changed to match the second book in the series.  It's very entertaining, and some readers have put him up with Robert Jordan and other more popular fantasy writers, but of course this doesnt drag on like Jordan's later books.  If you head over to his website www.gregpark.net he has a preview of the two books he has out right now. He hasnt really disclosed yet how many books he is going to have in this series but i say keep em rolling because they have been amazing so far. 

At the moment he is trying to sell off all of the first editions of his first book so that he can make room to have some hardcover books released that match what the illustrations and cover is like for his second book.  I highly implore you that if you are a fantasy fan buy his book and read it yourself, you definatly wont be dissapointed.


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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2006, 02:45:43 PM »
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Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2006, 02:51:06 PM »
To which I add MY two words. 

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