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This is a question I don't understand the attraction

Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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harry potter
Sister bought me the first book for christmas (I was ~28). Hauled myself through most of it and gave up. With two pages left. Dreadful.

On the flip side I applaud JKR for singlehandedly igniting serious interest in reading for a generation of children, but that is what her books are: child literature. America has Dan Brown (his books are shit an' all), we have JKR.
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:19, closed)
Well, I've never even tried the books
But I watched around 10 minutes of one of the films and had to turn it off. Possibly the fastest I've switched off a movie than any other. That includes The Simpsons and Tropic Thunder..
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:23, closed)
There was a provisonal title
for the book that chronicles Harry's puberty:

Harry Potter And The New Way To Go To Sleep
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:26, closed)
Although I liked the first few books (I think I was 10 when I read them, which would explain why they appealed... :P ) But the films, the cashing in, the hype, and Daniel Fucking Radcliff? No.
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:29, closed)
They're hardly groundbreaking literature
but I found them perfectly readable.

And Rowling can actually write, unlike Dan Brown.
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:34, closed)
damn you
for saying what I wanted to say but sooner and with fewer words.
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:35, closed)
almost at the same time in fact.

Great minds and all that.
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:46, closed)
Meh, I like 'em.
I wouldn't present them as the be-all and end-all of literature, but I like em.

And as for the comparison to Dan Brown... I know different strokes for different folks, but I read the davinci code a while ago and it was the only book I've ever read that actually jolted me out of my reading-inspired-trance because it was so artlessly and clumsily written.
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 15:34, closed)
We also have...
...Terry Pratchett
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 16:43, closed)
in huge fucking shovelfuls.

*getting unseen academicals for my birthday*
(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 20:27, closed)

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