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For Harry Potter fans

Posted by MikeP-180526 - Created: 17 years ago
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Posted by Ghene - 17 years ago

Indeed, this book is very good. It speaks about coming to adulthood, relationships, communicating and many morals that helps us lead a good life. Hope the next 2 will be as good and I also hope more writers follow the example using their imagination and creativity.


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Posted by mike-179830 - 17 years ago

I suspect that the Proust lovers will simply nibble at a Madeleine and remember when French books were at the top of the list.

The Sartre lovers will suffer from a degree of Nausea, before suggesting that "Hell is other Muggles". Then they'll argue that Harry's use of an Invisibility Cloak is actually a reference to their man's Being and Nothingness, which makes it all OK, so they'll shrug on another black polo-neck, order another couple of espressos, and light up a Disque Bleu for each hand.

How come Hillary Clinton's book makes it into French during publication week, while HP V won't be translated until December..?


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Posted by Cabbie-182008 - 17 years ago

I gave a great big hearty laugh when I read the following:

quote:France's best-seller list has been topped for the first time by a book in English - the latest Harry Potter novel.

Check out the full details on the BBC website:


What will those Proust and Sartre lovers say?

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Posted by fidav - 17 years ago

The issues that JK Rowling covers in the new Harry Potter are wide ranging and very well done. My favourite, however, having taught in the UK is the 'High Inquisitor' at Hogwarts. It's an absolute mickey-take of the dreaded ofsted inspectors that harass teachers in the UK, brilliant and totally refreshing - since she gets what she deserves!!

I have picked up on themes/issues such as bullying, racism, slavery, adolescence, friendship, sportsmanship .... anyone think of anything else she squeezes in?


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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 17 years ago

www.stupid.com has some new stuff on Harry Potter' s upcoming titles !stgeorge

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Posted by mike-179830 - 17 years ago

You can buy them here.

There's also a one-volume edition, but I'd say it's somewhat unwieldly...

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Posted by Runaway-182887 - 17 years ago

Whoops, missed out The Magician's Nephew! - one of my favourites as well!!!


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Posted by Runaway-182887 - 17 years ago


The Chronicles of Narnia were written in the 50's but are timeless. It began with the The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (I still can't look at an ornamental lampost without being transported to Narnia), then came Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy and finally, The Last Battle.  All fantasy stories about children finding their way to Narnia - a magical place........... All worth the read, even as an adult.


Thanks for those titles, I haven't read them, nor even heard of them but I'll look for them now, I hope they're still in print.


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Posted by szozu - 17 years ago

The Narnia Chronicles are C.S. Lewis's children's books that begin with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." He also wrote an excellent science fiction trilogy for adults, consisting of "Out of the Silent Planet," "Perelandra" and "That Hideous Strength."


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Posted by Christine-180881 - 17 years ago

The last book is simply excellent.

Mike, thanks for the link.

Out of curiosity, what are the chronicles of Narnia?