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User avatar #4 - guitarguise (01/07/2013) [-]
I fear being thumbed down to -999999 for saying this, but I don't like Harry Potter as a book series or a movie. Don't get me wrong, I did like it growing up; I've read all of the books. But then I realized what great literature is about. Works by Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Chaucer, Miguel de Cervantes, etc. Harry Potter mostly succeeds by being lucky. That is his power. He doesn't undergo harsh training or work. He's mostly just in the right place at the right time - or worse: something magical saves him. The only thing he seems to be proficiently skilled at is Quidditch.

Anyways, there's my two cents.
User avatar #10 to #4 - angrytoilet (01/07/2013) [-]
User avatar #9 to #4 - thijsofbodom (01/07/2013) [-]
I liked the Harry Potter books and films, but respect your opinion.
User avatar #8 to #4 - ohlookathing (01/07/2013) [-]
That's why the whole "Love, Harry" concept pisses me off so much haha. It's like, "I can't write my way out of this one...oh well, might as well chalk it all up to love." Also, Cervantes is amazing. So far I've only read Cien Años de Soledad, but I have to say, I feel that it flows much better and is much more pleasurable to read in Spanish...unless I just had a crappy translator for the English passages I've read.
User avatar #11 to #8 - guitarguise (01/07/2013) [-]
mmhmm. Read Don Quixote part 1 and 2. It's a great, funny, well-written series by Cervantes.
User avatar #12 to #11 - ohlookathing (01/07/2013) [-]
Whoops did, I say Cervantes? I meant Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I'll definitely take your advice and pick up some Cervantes though =]
#5 to #4 - IAMDIZZYONFANTA (01/07/2013) [-]
Nah, I don't like her books because she's a piss poor writer. She can cook up a half decent story, but her prose hurts to read. It's good for a kid's book though. It's also why her latest "adult" book is godawful as well. I may be called an uneducated troglodyte for saying this, but I truly believe that the film adaptation of the Potter series are better as a result. It cuts out her poor prose, and leaves you with a decent children's story.

It's kind of like the Tolkien situation. He couldn't write. Not well, anyway. His prose was stilted and stale, and his stories were unedited and overly convoluted, more a vehicle for his languages than anything. This is more true in the trilogy and the Slimarillion though, less so in the Hobbit.

That's all just my opinion though.
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