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In thinking that adults who are over excited by Harry Potter need to get a life?

(88 Posts)
booge Tue 17-Jul-07 20:43:53


Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 17-Jul-07 20:44:39

it's harmless.
So, yes YABU.

WendyWeber Tue 17-Jul-07 20:44:57


Actually I stopped being excitied 2 books ago but as one who was excited I don't feel I can criticise.

YOu will like the comment in the Guardian today...hang on a tick

brimfull Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:03

agree,never like any fantasy stuff myself.

PersonalHouseElf Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:09

I have one. The problem is that it's not very interesting!
Each to their own I say.

suzycreamcheese Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:09

yes yes yes YES!

MadEyeMisdee Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:21

YABU. its one thing i am looking forward to, wheres the harm in that

LoveMyGirls Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:25

Not enough sex that's what it is. (just joking!) I think people should be allowed to be excited, infact i think it's nice people are excited about things better than being all grown up and boring isnt it?

WendyWeber Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:55

"toxic prose"

GryffindorInARiffindor Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:58

I haven't read it and have no real interest but I think YABU

Agree with kathy - harmless

rantinghousewife Tue 17-Jul-07 20:46:06

Preferred Susan Coopers 'The dark is rising' myself

UnquietDad Tue 17-Jul-07 20:46:31

They're quite well-written children's adventure books. Nothing new, nothing exciting. And that is ALL.

People are all too ready and willing to be victims of hype.

CrookshanksinJimmyChoos Tue 17-Jul-07 20:46:38

Well....I have it written on my calendar....Dh is having DS all day so I can read in peace....I'm counting down the days until Kathy says, all good harmless fun so why not! Better than going out getting blind drunk, vomming on the pavement and flashing my norks at passers by! (not that I do that when there is no HP release imminent btw!)

booge Tue 17-Jul-07 20:46:53

It's harmless yes but hardly great literature or really original.

Tortington Tue 17-Jul-07 20:47:23

terry pratchett writes better things with his left bollock

WendyWeber Tue 17-Jul-07 20:47:59

HOwever even those who criticise the style agree that the plotting is supreme (even if somewhat derivative)

I know I couldn't do it!

GryffindorInARiffindor Tue 17-Jul-07 20:48:07

well it's captured the imagination of the masses so can't be all bad

GryffindorInARiffindor Tue 17-Jul-07 20:48:54

as I said not my bag so can't comment on style etc

stoppinattwo Tue 17-Jul-07 20:49:20

<<<hijack RHW >>>.i have a thread for you in chat

sorry for my rudeness!!

TheMuppetMuggle Tue 17-Jul-07 20:49:48

I'm 24 but i'll be down book shop friday nite getting my copy (well my sex life is down the drain now i've split from dp) so the book will have to do for now!

rantinghousewife Tue 17-Jul-07 20:50:11

Ohh, Custardo, Mort was excellent, few years since I read that tho'

aDad Tue 17-Jul-07 20:50:49

I've never been anywhere near a HP book or film, and dont think it would appeal.

But people's interest in it doesn't bother me. Live and let live. We're all different.

Blandmum Tue 17-Jul-07 20:51:04

it is just a bit of fun.

I enjoy it, and can enjoy it with my kids. Which is more than can be said for Jaquiline Wilson and her stories of gloom

rantinghousewife Tue 17-Jul-07 20:51:21

Stoppinattwo, ok, shall look, sorry everyone!
Thread hijack over.

GryffindorInARiffindor Tue 17-Jul-07 20:51:25

you have put is better in one post adad than I have in 3

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