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has booked a few days off work to read it!
Surely you only need one day?
It takes a few days at least!
Truck, then Harry Potter days of recovery. Ace.
but hopefully my parents will buy it for my little sister/my big sister buys it and then i can read it.
hopefully before people spoil it for me and i find out what happens!
also my little sister takes bloody ages to read anything :(
i do like to spread out my harry potter reading though, i try to make them last, and since this one is the last i'll really have to with this one!
when is it actually out again?
How come it's ok for people to like Harry Potter, but if you were to admit to liking Dan Brown around here you'd (rightly) be laughed at?
The books are crap.
Dan Brown really can't write for toffee.
There's a vast gulf between plotting a novel and writing.
Dan Brown is actually a decent plotter (in a general sense). Rowling's basically just a massive plagiariser but equally if the books had just remained kids' books like Eoin Colfer's no one would really care.
However, writing: she's good at. Which is why it's nice to read despite being fairly uninspiring at times.
Compare to Brown where his inability to write actually makes it hard to bother to read the pap.
no. She is quite frightfully bad.
Who else is good and bad?
you make threads im not interested in, i dont complain do i?
people are interested in/enjoy different things. i would think you'd be mature enough to appreciate that.
wow. im really in a fighting mood today *bares teeth*
now it's like when your mum tries to be angry at you and you know she's really just a wet blanket.
last book before me, and then proceeded to tell me that Dumbledore dies before I had finished it.
I was ready to strangle her.
im not angry.
im not a wet blanket!
im just not RAGHRRRR!
or someone will spoil the end for you.
and my daugther when she is old enough, will know nothing about her, barring the fact that its an excellent example of marketing and nothing else.
and thats just selfish of you, imposing your opinion of a fantastic CHILDRENS book on your child to make her miss out on something that might well bring her a lot of joy.
its a very, very good childrens book.
so good that adults enjoy it too.
get over it.
but it's not true at all. She's a great writer, and they're really compelling stories. My only problem with the marketing thing is that there are many more children's authors whom adults would love as well, who don't get the same recognition. These would include Robin Jarvis and Diana Wynne Jones, heroes of my childhood.
one of my pet hates
one of my pet hates
Heeeeeaarrrtleeeeess, original hype! Weee've got the viiiiibe, yo
our game is bad we're with our peers so get them weak men
outta here. tried to steal our bit but you look like shit we're the
ones who down with it
They're good books.
Each to their own and all that, but I'm sure you have plenty of irrational distastes that irk you. Adults reading childrens literature is one of mine
My own irrational hates: sellotape, women, Carlisle and caravans.