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Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

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Re: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 08 Oct 2017, 18:39

Thanks Rob, Daisy and Sunskriti.

Rob, I wouldn't recommend seeing the play unless you're familiar with all seven books (or have watched all eight films) as events, characters and references in the play depend heavily upon what has gone before.
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby sixret » 09 Oct 2017, 15:19

It does sound wonderful. Reading your description, I can imagine the scenes. :D
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Re: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby Courtenay » 13 Dec 2017, 20:48

And now for something completely different... I just stumbled across this new Harry Potter story written by a predictive text bot and couldn't stop laughing. It's surreal and strangely hilarious.

If you're interested, have a read of this Guardian article on how it was created — then give the story a go:
Harry Potter and the Portrait of what Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash :shock: :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby Machupicchu14 » 21 Dec 2017, 20:57

To think that I am 15 years old and not once has I ever read a Harry Potter book.
I'm sure it's a really good book but I fear it's not my type.
(That's what happens when you start reading classics at the age of 6) :lol:
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Re: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby Courtenay » 22 Dec 2017, 01:05

I'd say you haven't really missed that much, María Esther, but I'm the sacrilegious type. :wink: (I have read them all and quite enjoyed them, but have never felt any desire to read them again.)
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Re: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

Postby Yak » 22 Dec 2017, 01:25

I think you have missed a great deal to be honest ... I also think that the definition of 'classic' is subjective. How do you know if the books are not classics if you've not bothered to read them?
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