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#1 2007-02-17 15:18:26

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Harry Potter

Does any of you like the Harry Potter books?

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#2 2007-02-17 16:50:18

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#3 2007-02-17 17:06:43

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I've read it but it doesn't stand out to me as a great book.

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#4 2007-02-17 21:30:37

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urrrrrr no offence but i dont know why jk rowling is so famous...

...i mean she copied harry potter from someone else lmfao and she was lucky that it sold for so much because she used to write on the tissues from a cafe...

i dont like the books because they get more boring each time...

i mean how many times have we heard about snakes, wizards, witches and blabla before...

eragon is better.

like i said this meant no offence

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#5 2007-02-17 22:35:47

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Harry Potter is overrated.

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#6 2007-02-18 05:09:00

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exactly!


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#7 2007-02-18 05:16:44

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i dont read ,since i feel it   borrrrrrrrring


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#8 2007-02-18 06:42:35

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Espeon, have you heard of Philip Pullman? He is an excellent author, rumoured to be as popular as Tolkien himself.

He made a trilogy just like Paolini in the early nineties. The trilogy is named 'His Dark Materials', and (obviously) consists of three parts. The first named 'Northern Lights', the second named 'The Subtle Knife', and the third named 'The Amber Spyglass'. Both are worth a lot of money and are worth reading.

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#9 2007-02-18 22:03:00

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i bought the subtle knife for about 3pence worth (seriously there was a library sale and you can take all the books you can fit into 1 box and pay for all of them for 1 pound lmfao!) its way good how lyra and will travel and how his father dies


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#10 2007-02-18 22:41:55

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Hmmm, I remember once borrowing 'Northern Lights', but for some reason I never got to reading it, and returned it. Probably something I should look into again.

Just fyi I'm reading 'The Algebraist' by Iain M. Banks. And nope, it's not about maths, but I'm finding it incredibly difficult. There are examples in the book of sentences lasting around 10 lines. It's quite interesting however, as I'm very into sci-fi.

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#11 2007-02-18 22:43:17

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Shh, don't reveal the story. wink

I remember a library sale once. 10p per book. It happened 5 or 6 years ago. I took all my loose change and bought as many as I could fit into by bag. Good times.

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#12 2007-02-18 23:45:04

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lmfao i was very happy i got around 89 books (BIG) that day


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#13 2007-02-19 04:47:10

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I'm being fair,the Harry Potter books are ok but the storyline doesn't make sense.


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#14 2007-02-19 06:36:43

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urrrrrrr have you read my posts at all? read post 4. she copied it from another person so thats why it doesnt make sense. and anyway i thought they made sense


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#15 2007-02-19 07:32:04

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The only other book out there that is similar (I think) is Barry Trotter, and I think it is a parody written after Harry Potter.
Wait I'm actually really confused, how did Rowling win the court case and what book did she allegedly copy?

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#16 2007-02-19 08:00:07

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Espeon, you're close - she took a lot from a single book (or was it a comic?) and little snips from other sources.

Toast - J.K. Rowling allegedly copied the popular novel (comic?) 'Worst Witch', and took snips from Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code'.

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#17 2007-02-19 11:35:27

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the movies are good. full of suspence
i did not know that jk rowling copied from books. man a lot of people at my school would call you a liar.

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#18 2007-02-19 18:09:12

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Toast wrote:

The only other book out there that is similar (I think) is Barry Trotter, and I think it is a parody written after Harry Potter.
Wait I'm actually really confused, how did Rowling win the court case and what book did she allegedly copy?

I can't exactly remember - but I think the main character's name was Potter. She also may have 'borrowed' some terms and given them new meanings ... muggles was one of them, I think.

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#19 2007-02-19 20:54:37

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We all know that Barry Trotter went to Hogpimples school of blizzards. There he met Dummydore.

Seriously, I'd like to read that.

I also heard the LOTR parody books have been quite rude. I only had time to read a page or two of one of them, and it began with Frodo's throat being salty and dry.

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#20 2007-02-19 21:36:23

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lol! i have barry trotter at home. its just a funnier and wacked out version of harry potter. lmfao!


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#21 2007-02-19 23:19:31

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I've read a Star Wars parody called Star Bores. It is funny at first but then it gets really ... really... really lame. I mean even the title is unbelievably lame...

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#22 2007-02-20 01:26:54

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I think the Harry Potter books are works of such originality.
  J. K. Rowling brought the idea of witches and wizards into a whole new light; I don't believe she copied the idea from Jill Murphy. Murphy said that witches and wizards made spells and potions for sorcery, Rowling said that witches and wizards live with their magic powers, use them in everyday life, and hide themselves from the real world that we all live in. She also gives good reasons for myths and legends such as the Phoenix and dragons etc, that we have made up, to actually exist (even though they don't).
  And on top of all that, she wound a mysterious story in the novels, unlike the "childish adventures" of Mildred Hubble, which have to relevance nor referance to each other. There was no secret about Mildred's past....no dark bad guy about to turn up any second and kill everyone, no secrets the reader craves released every once in a while - the Harry Potter books have easily outshone the original idea we're talking about, because they are totally different.


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#23 2007-02-20 01:28:43

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Welcome back, Roraborealis!
We miss you!


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#24 2007-02-20 01:35:36

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I missed everyone here too. smile


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#25 2007-02-20 02:56:01

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yay roraborealis! you're never on....


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