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Old 04-05-2011, 11:50
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Thanks. I only read DH once and was glad to finish it.
Why? Didn't you like it?
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:09
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Why? Didn't you like it?
apropos to this (re DH) - I dont think i really understood the book when i read it, and the film has helped my understand it.

having said all this - these are just a series of kids books like many others, but very fortunately for JKR, this lot took hold in a completely unexpected way.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:48
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Love the books started with Goblet of Fire then read the rest in order. Hmmm fave would be between Goblet of Fire, Half blood prince or Deathly Hallows.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:54
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Thanks. I only read DH once and was glad to finish it.
I felt the same way about the last for books lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:47
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I felt the same way about the last for books lol
Well, in a series of seven, they were the majority-and being much longer than the first three, a big majority! Did you just plough on to find out the ending!?
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Old 04-05-2011, 14:20
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Why? Didn't you like it?
I didn't like it at all. Everyone, particularly Harry, acts like a knob all the time. Snape, my favourite character from the series, is hardly in it and doesn't really do much. The Deathly Hallows aren't mentioned until hundreds of pages into it and then at the end they turn out to be completely irrelevant. The final confrontation was just terrible too.

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Old 04-05-2011, 14:32
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Well, in a series of seven, they were the majority-and being much longer than the first three, a big majority! Did you just plough on to find out the ending!?
Yep every book. I found the thicker they got the slower they became and it became hard work to get through them.
IMO she got overly descriptive, the books lost their pacing because of it and seemed to me a bit self indulgent.

I think she made a mistake saying how many books there would be beforehand and to try and cram it all within the school years.
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Old 04-05-2011, 17:08
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I was always suprised to find that Voldemort himself isn't even in The Chamber of Secrets (Tom Riddle yes but not the 'present' day Voldemort) and The Prisoner of Azkaban!

I loved to hate Umbridge!
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Old 04-05-2011, 17:28
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He does. An example of perfect casting.

I was 9 when I saw the first film and his portrayal terrified me

Snape still gives me the creeps now, ten years later!
Do you know that before they offered the role to Alan Rickman, it was offered to Tim Roth, who turned it down to play General Thade in the Planet of the Apes film.

I wonder if everyone would be saying perfect casting if he accepted
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Old 04-05-2011, 17:50
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Interestingly, the Snape of the films acts far less like a dick than the Snape in the books, so in the films he just seems to be unusually strict rather than unfair.
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Old 04-05-2011, 18:04
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Interestingly, the Snape of the films acts far less like a dick than the Snape in the books, so in the films he just seems to be unusually strict rather than unfair.
I agree with that, actually. It's not something I'd ever thought of until now.
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Old 04-05-2011, 18:39
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I didn't like it at all. Everyone, particularly Harry, acts like a knob all the time. Snape, my favourite character from the series, is hardly in it and doesn't really do much. The Deathly Hallows aren't mentioned until hundreds of pages into it and then at the end they turn out to be completely irrelevant. The final confrontation was just terrible too.

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The ending was a little anti-climactic.
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Old 04-05-2011, 20:48
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I loved all of them,I quite like a good childrens book though,the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy are also very good.
I am glad Tim Roth said no,Alan Rickman was made for Snape!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 00:16
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I was always confused as to if Snape cared about Harry or not... either way he was a horrible person.
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Old 05-05-2011, 00:46
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I was always confused as to if Snape cared about Harry or not... either way he was a horrible person.
One can conclude he was ambivalent about Harry, due to having been devoted to Harry's mother once, but Harry reminding him of his guilt over helping the man who killed her.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:16
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I've nearly finished the second part of deathly hallows. I'd totally forgotten that

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Old 05-05-2011, 22:24
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Snape, Black and Hedwig dying was the biggest tear jerker for me! Snape died in vain!

Debate this! Is Snape (Snape can invent, learn and rival him) just as talented as Voldemort?
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Old 05-05-2011, 22:49
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They are ok I guess, apart from the last book, which was a waste of time of epic proportions.
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Old 06-05-2011, 18:02
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why was it a waste of time
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Old 06-05-2011, 18:10
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why was it a waste of time

I have learned something today. I always thought this was Oscar Wilde, but its Samuel Johnson on seeing the Giant's Causeway

" Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see"


that's the case with pretty well everything , when you think about it. Very few experiences are really worth the time we devote to them.
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Old 06-05-2011, 18:23
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oh ok then haha
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Old 06-05-2011, 18:27
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I've nearly finished the second part of deathly hallows. I'd totally forgotten that

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she didn't need to write it like that, did she.

It would maybe have better for that not to happen
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Old 06-05-2011, 20:43
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Snape was was complex of his background story... once he got hos revenge then what could he do... there would be no motive for his actions excet being head/
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Old 06-05-2011, 23:25
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i think Snape could have lived, been revealed as a hero, and been reconciled with Harry. It would have been more satisfying for me.

Living (and dying) as a double agent must be the worst way to go.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:23
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Snape AND Harry dying woul have been better or just Harry or even Ron and Hermione dying...
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