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Old 06-09-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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I am an avid HP fan. I have read the books in the series multiple times, and am an active participant in a lot of forums.

Now, all fans are itching for a taste of the new book, and just yesterday the deluxe cover art was revealed!

Look at this beauty: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/st...luxed_dh_1.jpg
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Wont be long now before the little wizard works his magic for the last time
I don't want it to end , it brought out the child in me lol, I go into the zone as people say when reading harry potter, a bit of genius by J.K.ROWLING and an inspiration to children growing up, dreams do come true, I wish!!!.
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Wont be long now before the little wizard works his magic for the last time
I don't want it to end , it brought out the child in me lol, I go into the zone as people say when reading harry potter, a bit of genius by J.K.ROWLING and an inspiration to children growing up, dreams do come true, I wish!!!.
Isn't he going to look a little old in this one?
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Isn't he going to look a little old in this one?
To be honest David I don't know, if he is you know more than me, I haven't been following the reports about the new book only that it is released next month book 7 comes out on July21 in the UK.
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i never read the books lol, TBH why read when you can watch :P
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Well, as any person who has read the books would agree, the experiences are extremely different. With the books, the person reading them is more fully immersed in the surrounding, as he has the description of anything note-worthy right there. Also, the reader has more of a leeway of how to imagine things. My view of Harry were not how Daniel Radcliffe performs him at all (not to insult Dan, who is a great actor).

Also, when you read, you actually know what is cannon, and will have a better time speculating about future books. That and the books are MUCH more detailed.

But to each his own.
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The films are not a patch on the books, plus they miss loads out thats in the books
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Well, as any person who has read the books would agree, the experiences are extremely different. With the books, the person reading them is more fully immersed in the surrounding, as he has the description of anything note-worthy right there. Also, the reader has more of a leeway of how to imagine things. My view of Harry were not how Daniel Radcliffe performs him at all (not to insult Dan, who is a great actor).

Also, when you read, you actually know what is cannon, and will have a better time speculating about future books. That and the books are MUCH more detailed.

But to each his own.
Absolutly correct, here here
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Yeah, thanks blackjack. The thing is that the people that watch the movies are seriously missing out. I see how watching the movie after reading the book makes sense, because it is good to see how other people imagine the things in the books. However to just watch the movies gives you only a one sided, highly biased view into the books. You do not see nearly as many side plots and a lot of things that are very major are completely cut out. (Read: Hagrid's half-giant blood plot is taken out, so how will they explain the trip he takes at begining of OotP).

After reading the books you feel like you yourself have been inside Hogwarts and lived with the characters, while the movies just amuse you for two and a half hours, and then you are left with no lasting feelings.

Oh and, Dudley is blonde!
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The only trouble with the film versions is they tend to over do it, to lure people into watching them, but by over dramatising things they take the edge off the film and make it stupid in someway, the only true films from books that i have seen that are good are Band of brothers and Schindlers list.
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I definietly prefer the books.

In fact, watching the film versions has ruined my illusion what I thought the characters looked like originally in my head. Now, if I read it, I see the film characters. Dang!

Interesting. They have an adult type cover too don't they. I'm guessing that may be that.
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Books all the way. Heck look at LOTR, the movies are good, but the books are soo much better.

I can't wait for that book though. I'm re-reading book 6 to freshen up as we speak. Did anyone else here rumors that there will be an 8th?
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Yes, but it is all rumors. Jo herself said it that she won't be writing one. Maybe an encyclopedia.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk...00/2347285.stm

That, and she spoke about it to Melissa of Pottercast.
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Books all the way. Heck look at LOTR, the movies are good, but the books are soo much better.

I can't wait for that book though. I'm re-reading book 6 to freshen up as we speak. Did anyone else here rumors that there will be an 8th?
What does LOTR stand for? I can only think of lord of the rings but theirs only 4 books.
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I know she said that, but on the news a week or two ago they mentioned something about the possiblity... oh well... Fox also said about 2 years ago there would be few new episodes of simpsons.... How false has that been
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What does LOTR stand for? I can only think of lord of the rings but theirs only 4 books.
Lol, he means the Harry Potter books in the second paragraph. It's a disambiguation.

@celegorm, Lol, a few new episodes. Well, I am sure she is getting a LOT of pressure about it. I personally would have wanted book 7 to come out a year later, next year's summer so we had more time to enjoy it all before the end. But I am not complaining.
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I know she said that, but on the news a week or two ago they mentioned something about the possiblity... oh well... Fox also said about 2 years ago there would be few new episodes of simpsons.... How false has that been
What an idiot i am I didnt realise you were talking about HP6.
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i never read the books lol, TBH why read when you can watch :P
the books r way different! they r probably better than the movies.
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What does LOTR stand for? I can only think of lord of the rings but theirs only 4 books.
It is Lord of the Rings, but there are more than four books. There are the four that everyone knows of (Hobbit, and the ones made into the trilogy) but there is also the Silmarillion (which is the creating of middle earth, and how everything came to be. Also where I got me name from), 2 editions of lost tales, as well as a few others from before the hobbit.
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It is Lord of the Rings, but there are more than four books. There are the four that everyone knows of (Hobbit, and the ones made into the trilogy) but there is also the Silmarillion (which is the creating of middle earth, and how everything came to be. Also where I got me name from), 2 editions of lost tales, as well as a few others from before the hobbit.
I have only read the four, but have heard of the Simarillion just never read it.
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