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adults who read Harry Potter books...

deep

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JayIsBored:
[apu]take your unwanted insults get out and come again![/apu]

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stop being racist you racist mcracist
 
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Gizmo

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JayIsBored:
I DON'T TAKE THAT KIND OF TALK FROM A TERRORIST MAN!</font>
cunningly disguised as a taxi driver.
 

jungleboy

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...you babies still hurting from the Simposons incident?...

..I'm trying to have serious discussion, which means the inner-circle shut-ins need to get out of their folks basement and let some other people have a chance to play...
 

seeker

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i haven't read the harry potter books yet, but they're all sitting right here beside me waiting for the attention.
even though they're aimed at kids, i've been told by many people -- who's opinion on literature i trust -- that they're highly entertaining books. i saw the movie last fall, and i was impressed.

there are several childrens books that i love to read. a good deal of them often have 'deeper' meanings hidden amongst their absurdities and frivolities. CS Lewis and Jonathan Swift are but two good examples of 'childrens' writers who are also brilliant satirists taking direct aim at a very adult world.

i suppose i'm saying don't be too quick to write off children's books as being worthwhile 'adult' reading.

i think i'll go start harry potter right now.
 
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seeker

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JayIsBored:
that's a magazine

tropic of cancer..now that's an adult book!


cantstandya
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henry miller should be sainted.
 
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dancechick

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i read all 4 harry potter books and loved them. i cant wait for the 5th one to come out. the 4th leaves you hanging on your seat.
i recomend them to anyone, they arent just childrens books
 

Lil'Timmy

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dancechick:
i read all 4 harry potter books and loved them. i cant wait for the 5th one to come out. the 4th leaves you hanging on your seat.
i recomend them to anyone, they arent just childrens books
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I completely agree. I read all 4 in a span of 2-3weeks. J.K. Rowling has an amazing imagination that compares to the likes of Tolkien or Piers Anthony. No, I am not comparing stories per say, I am saying that the characters and settings in the Harry Potter novels are absaloutly delightful and well thought out, just as the characters are in say the Hobbit.
 

Booty Bits

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i haven't read the harry potter books, but many of my friends have.

to be honest, they don't appeal to me, but thats not because they are supposedly "children's books".

The Phantom Tollbooth (written by Norton Juster) is supposed to be a kids' book but i would suggest it to anyone my age and older.

when i see someone reading the harry potter books on the subway, i think the same thing that i think when i see someone reading the lord of the rings trilogy: bandwagon jumper.

but hey, i've been caught reading loads of books that oprah's book club has read, and most of them are damn good books.
 
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Cri

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Harry Potter kicks ass


I argued with my mother who tried for months to get me to read them..and then two years ago when I was in cancun and finished the book I brought with me...I had no choice but to read them..and I am so glad I did. I'm all about Harry now
 

Cri

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Booty Bits:
but hey, i've been caught reading loads of books that oprah's book club has read, and most of them are damn good books.</font>
Have you read The Poisonwood Bible?? I think it was on Oprah's book club list..I was given it as a gift..but haven't read it yet...don't really know anything about it.
 

Lesslyn

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I love Harry Potter books, I think they're great! I actually saw the first book with a more sophisticated "adult" like cover at the book store yesterday, I'm guessing for all the adults who are embarrased to read them otherwise....

~Leslie~
 

PosTMOd

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I would not read them on a plane.

I would not read them on a train.


Next persion who compares Jonathan Swift's writing to anything to do with Harry Potter becomes part of my modest proposal.
 

Booty Bits

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Cri:
Have you read The Poisonwood Bible?? I think it was on Oprah's book club list..I was given it as a gift..but haven't read it yet...don't really know anything about it.</font>

Cri, i just finished the Poisonwood Bible, and i am now reading Prodigal Summer, also by Barbara Kingsolver.

Poisonwood Bible is SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK.
it really taught me and moved me. you must read it.
 
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