Joanne K. Rowling
MAJOR SPOILERS AND SPECULATION ON
ORDER OF THE PHOENIX!!!
READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
J.K. Rowling is doing rather well with the Harry Potter series and, in my humble opinion, is up there with the great storytellers in that she actually did research and found out about the lore of this genre we call fantasy.
I am very happy to see her French Literature majore at work in her books. By using latin, she makes the reader learn a bit about a language that most of our population has no clue about.
My family and I have read/listened all her books and are hoping that she doesn't stop at their sixth year. Since she has written about children it would be refreshing if she continued the story to adulthood.
*After school, where will their lives take them?
*Who will marry?
*What will their children be like?
*Will Fred and George be the owners of a huge joke company due to the lore that their departure from Hogwarts will create and when will they open a 2nd joke shop in Hogsmead?
*Who will be the next headmaster/mistress when Dumbledore finally retires and what advise will his portrait give to the next headmaster/mistress?
*What will happen with the Ministry of Magic and will there be a California like recall of Fudge as Minister after his year of inattention to the Tom/Voldemort situation. Could he be charged with this crime and stripped like they did to Dumbledore and put in front of the Wizengamot?
*What are they going to do to Dolores Umbridge once it comes out that she sent the dementors after Harry?
*Will the Dursleys finally treat Harry like a part of the family and at least give him proper clothes and a birthday present?
*Will Harry take them to Diagon Alley? (through use of floo powder, they don't need to know where it is exactly!)
*Will they finally find out that Harry is rich?
*When Harry Potter finds out why Albus Dumbledore trusts Severius Snape and REMEMBERS that if it wasn't for Snape alerting The Order they would all be dead, will they finally come to an understanding and put all this hate behind them? I believe Snape can teach Harry far more than he has due to his hatred of James Potter. What if they hated each other because they are actually cousins? Is Tom/Voldemort related to Aunt Petunia?
*Will Dobby finally get his wish to be Harry Potter's House Elf?
There are simply too many questions. Mrs. Rowling will simply have to answer them! Lol.
>>By Angie D (Saturday, 23 Aug 2003 22:12)
the third book rocks im rereadin again hahaha its great maybe even the best of all of em
>>By Chrissy_Hockeyluver (Tuesday, 26 Aug 2003 04:38)
i agree the third book is the best but i also like the 4th a lot except it left too many questions at the end and the fifth book came out later than expected so we had to wait awhile for those questions to be answered
>>By emogirl (Monday, 8 Sep 2003 00:27)
Harry Potter was one of the worst books ever made, along with the other 4 of them!!!
Lives arn't that perfect. Stop living in a dream world!!
>>By Demonic School Kid (Friday, 12 Sep 2003 17:35)
how can you possibliy say that????? have u ever read them????? Their lives are absolutly not perfect.......... but i supposed you have no imagination or you have no idea what you are talking about, but i guess u are entitled to your own opinion but i think it is wrong!!!!
>>By Chrissy_Hockeyluver (Saturday, 13 Sep 2003 06:45)
yah maybe i am in a dream world but its better than this world
>>By emogirl (Saturday, 13 Sep 2003 16:49)
apparently according to j.k rowling she will KILL harry potter in the 7 book.
but i hopes she doesn't kill him because he is fun to read about.
>>By unearthed_jellybelly (Wednesday, 5 Nov 2003 17:52)
where on earth did you hear that harry was going to die in book 7??
>>By Farie Child (Thursday, 6 Nov 2003 04:32)
i heard it on parkinson
when she was on
>>By unearthed_jellybelly (Monday, 17 Nov 2003 14:24)
Read "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman - different class!
>>By The Cossack (Monday, 17 Nov 2003 18:54)
i love harry potter
>>By devilz_angel (Monday, 17 Nov 2003 22:54)
I am currently reading Book 5, and I am peaking through my fingers here because I don't want to be spoiled! My husband has finished Book 5 and is dying to talk to me about it. I love, love, love the Harry Potter series. I was skeptical about it at first when all the hype was surrounding it. But, once I started reading the series, I was hooked! Thank you, J.K. Rowling!
>>By dipsy.chik (Tuesday, 2 Dec 2003 22:27)
its true harry will die in the seventh book, its a good ending to a great series though!! hopefully voldermort will b RULER of the world no MUDBLOODS!!!
>>By your_name_here15 (Tuesday, 16 Dec 2003 21:07)
......uh when is the next movie going to come out
>>By Jane (Monday, 22 Dec 2003 20:35)
The third Harry Potter film will be released June 4th 2004 in theaters. I can't wait!!
>>By Farie Child (Tuesday, 23 Dec 2003 19:21)
I think actually, know that J.K Rowling IS THE BEST author EVER!!! I hope theyre'll be more than 8 books on Harry Potter, if there even is 8 HP books, if there is no more than 8, write other books!!!
>>By qld (Tuesday, 30 Dec 2003 14:00)
yeah.....maybe so for u but tolkein is better...jk's work is for younger audience, so the characters are not as deep....i approve of the darkness gradually getting darker in each book but then the humour is lost..........my least fave is chamber of secrets.....just damn annoying
>>By just_slightly_insane (Friday, 2 Jan 2004 08:54)
A fascinating imagination, my compliments
>>By Lynn (Monday, 5 Jan 2004 16:43)
Okay.....not to ssay (woops, my snake side coming out there) that i did not enjoy the HP books, but since reading other stuff, like i said, the characters are not deep enough, and they are always the classic block type characters. Eg: The tortured hero, the main character with a dark past.
The sidekick that's always behind the scenes, overlooked by the public, in their eyes, a mere shadow compared to the real hero, perhaps not really knowing who they are.
The clever assistant or friend, always reading books and studying, we don't see behind the typically thick glasses or behind the book.
Then there are the crooks.......
The clever criminal mastermind, oily hair, sarcastic comments, and treating the thugs badly.
Then there are the thugs, stupid and gullible, perhaps always eating, maybe one is more clever than the other. They beleive the master to be their friend.
Okay, okay, so these characters are always in any story, maybe a bit different, but i'd like to read something a bit different for once.
>>By just_slightly_insane (Tuesday, 6 Jan 2004 12:18)
did you know that the discussion on tamora peirce is 11 pages long, and yet J. K. Rowling is more popular in the world, with only 2 discussion pages?
>>By just_slightly_insane (Thursday, 8 Jan 2004 00:46)
i know the books are for younger audiences but the books are just so interesting when i read them i can't put the book down they are so good!
>>By Jackthepumpkinking (Friday, 9 Jan 2004 22:48)
I'm afraid I'm going to have to go against the current and say that, quite frankly J.K.Rowling's books are dreadful.
Having read 1 to 4 of the Harry Potter series, i now feel comfortable in saying that all the characters are from stock, plotlines are thin if present at all and the themes and motifs of the texts are patronising even for children.
Accepting that it is childern's literature, some allowances can be made, but I find it somewhat horrifying that anyone over the age of ten years old can become engrossed in such elevated plagaristic nonsense. For an adult, the books are on a par with airport novels or the back of the cereal packet - devoid of any literary merit and a complete waste of time.
In summary, the Harry Potter novels are the genre's version of a modern 'penny dreadful'
Before anyone jumps down my throat on account of these comments, I'd like to say that having studied these texts at university and written dissertations on them, I'm not just having a rant, I'm trying to point out that there are real books out there that are worth reading.
>>By GothicDreams (Monday, 12 Jan 2004 06:00)
AWESOME!!! she has a really good way of writing, and i think she should definately write more than just Harry Potter books. She'd be a really good writer if she had multiple series. if you're out there, I LUV U AND PLEASE KEEP ME HAPPY! i know you won't dissapoint me :P
>>By weird_reader_and_writer (Saturday, 17 Jan 2004 16:28)
but GothicDreams has a point.
>>By weird_reader_and_writer (Saturday, 17 Jan 2004 16:30)
and they are pretty predictible. i guessed everything that happened in all 5 of them.
>>By weird_reader_and_writer (Saturday, 17 Jan 2004 16:34)
I know, I have read series that are way better, take the witches of Eilaenin (not sure how to spell that) for example.
Less known about, but much more enjoyable, and definitely different from whatever people expect....I mean, the hero doesn't nessicarily always survive...but in Harry Potter, it has become a bit repetitive, with ron always jumping to the conclusion that Snape is behind everything and Hermione guessing what's up before anyone else....
Hey, has anyone read the Barry Trotter books?
Some people think Harry Potter is the parody, not Barry Trotter.
I have read a lot of fantasy, and, quite frankly, Harry Potter books are a terrible series to base the entire genre on...magic is not scientific, yet seems so in these books, it's made almost normal.
>>By just_slightly_insane (Monday, 19 Jan 2004 08:59)
is that not kind of the point? does that not allow kids over the globe that are bullied and tormented a chnce to escape, to dream?????? you're the kind of person who tells kids there's no such thing as the tooth-fairy...
>>By mebaroo (Thursday, 22 Jan 2004 18:15)
aww thats evil i cried for days when i found out santa wasn't real...it was one of the worst days in my childhood
>>By Jackthepumpkinking (Friday, 23 Jan 2004 05:00)
JKR is the reason why million people (kids en adults) around the world are willing to read. That alone is unbelievable! I love book 5, I have read book 1 over and over again, and I want to have the whole set of 7 books.
Respect for this woman!!!
>>By Duveltje (Saturday, 24 Jan 2004 13:16)
On the day Harry Potter gets his PHD from the school magic ....He decide to
question the author as to why she tricked her audience into assuming
that they are the Swine and Sickly ....
Hog-Wartish keeps the doctor away as the apple is eaten and tutored as
clever doctor ...
Of course ....clay and the potter have a pottery ....I love the clean clay or the
lovely, soil that's the incense of the earth and the maker of it....To be an optimist
blasphme Hog_Warts as an art swine-sickness........
>>By Anand Bose (Sunday, 25 Jan 2004 16:13)
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