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Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby Matthew Roberts » 02 Feb 2007, 11:54

So, is anyone else here excited by yesterday's news? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is to be published on July 21, 2007.

I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, and this news just about sent me over the edge. My excitement is tinged with a little sadness, however, as the series is now coming to an end.
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Postby Moonraker » 02 Feb 2007, 12:05

Totally agree with all you say!
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Postby Ming » 02 Feb 2007, 12:21

Heard Harry was supposed to die in the last book. I don't know much about HP, I don't read fantasy much. I saw the movies and heard from my friends.
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Postby Mollybob » 02 Feb 2007, 12:26

I'm really looking forward to reading it too. Although, like you, I feel a little sad that this will be the last in the series.
I'm also looking forward to watching the new film later this year. I think that is coming out in July too!
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 02 Feb 2007, 12:46

It's great that they're both coming out in July. My daughter's birthday is at the end of July so she can have the book as a present and go to see the film as a birthday treat. (And if I just happen to enjoy the book and film too, well, that's simply a happy coincidence! :lol: )

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Postby George@Kirrin » 02 Feb 2007, 13:38

Never read one in my life, was always a Worst Witch girl for anything magical.
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Postby Matthew Roberts » 03 Feb 2007, 16:57

Oh, Ming and George, I thoroughly recommend trying the books. I didn't for years because I was put off by the hype, but this is one of those rare occasions when the hype is fully justified.

Heard Harry was supposed to die in the last book.

No one knows anything about the last book yet. Rumours and speculation abound, but the only person who knows is Jo Rowling (and perhaps her editors and publishers).
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Postby Kitty » 03 Feb 2007, 17:21

They're good fun - I would like them better if they didn't have so very many and such very striking similarities with early Diana Wynne Jones. I don't for a moment think Rowling ripped her off consciously, but it wouldn't surprise me if she's read her as a little girl.

If at least one of my favourite characters ends the series alive, I'll be happy. Reckon Lucius will definately be for the chop, though.
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Postby Moose » 03 Feb 2007, 20:00

I am totally excited! I actually run a Harry Potter forum but hey, I advertise enough on here so I will spare you that ;). But I cant wait! I will be spending the entire day closeted somewhere ignoring real life in case I see any spoilers..
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
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Postby Tony Summerfield » 03 Feb 2007, 20:26

Like others, I'm also looking forward to Deathly Hallows, but a question I find much more interesting than who dies is what does JKR do next!

A difficult act to follow and she has been so utterly absorbed with these characters for ten years or more, I wonder if she will write any more. I have certainly read somewhere that she will possibly turn to adult books, but I wonder if she has the insentive to do so. Most children's authors need to write another book just to pay the mortgage etc. - not a problem that she is ever likely to face!!
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Postby Kitty » 03 Feb 2007, 21:23

She's written a book for younger children, hasn't she, but it's not out yet? There was an interview in Tatler or Harpers that said something like that. Tbh, I expected her to publish something non-Harry before Book 7, but I'm not complaining that she hasn't!

It would be interesting if she wrote an adult book - I wonder if her range would be up to it? Not that I think writing for adults is better, or harder, just different. Another difficulty (in common with other authors :lol: ) is that she's got quite a recognisable, stylised prose pattern, so it would be difficult for her to go incognito with a pen name for long, I guess?

Very interesting though.
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Postby Moonraker » 03 Feb 2007, 21:45

Moose wrote:I am totally excited! I actually run a Harry Potter forum


Now, there's a surprise! :wink:

Seriously; I've booked leave, and will be in my garden, next to the Faraway Tree, with copious bottles of Ringwood Old Thumper and beef crisps to hand, and Heaven help any idiot who comes knocking at my door.

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Post subject: Re: Harry Potter

Postby PeterPan » 03 Feb 2007, 23:08

I only watched the movies .Never read H.P. books.
I guess H.P will die with Vauldemort together! :twisted:
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Postby Susie » 03 Feb 2007, 23:24

George@Kirrin wrote:Never read one in my life, was always a Worst Witch girl for anything magical.

Loved the worse witch books, and videos. Poor Milly what she went though, with HB (she was a thin as the pencil in my imagination)

Never really got in to HP books, always reminded me of HP sauce :lol:
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Postby Jen-Jen » 05 Feb 2007, 07:38

I am a huge fan of Harry Potter too Matthew! Not long now!!! :D

Rumours are certainly flying around about Harry dying. It doesn't worry me though - As long as Snape doesn't die I'm happy!

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