Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Am I the only one

who isn't consumed with excitement about the forthcoming release of the lastest and (thankfully) last in the HP series?

I always remember casually flicking through this book **warning - rude word in title** and chuckling to myself when I read the description of HP as "a public school conjurer".

Don't get me wrong - it's a great series for children, and I'm sure I'd have loved it when I was 9 or 10 but why oh why oh why do people keep insisting that I try it, when I'm at the ripe old age of "not much past 29".

And the other thing that annoys me (easily annoyed - moi?), is the ridiculous pantomime that poor booksellers have to go to in order to give the book away at a loss.

And another thing , HP and the goblet of fire was in a list of the top 10 books that people start and never finish Seems to me that could be something to do with the fact that every one is about 600 pages longer than the last.

I understand they'll be giving out surgical hoists with the next one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree on the HP front as 'I'm wild about Harry' even at the age of 40 something.

I did pick the first one up to see what all the fuss was about and I was soon hooked. Both my children read them as soon as they come out and they love the films. I'm sure we'll be fighting over the new one shortly. I will of course borrow it from my local library (NOT). Actually I will probably buy it from Tesco's although I did get the last one from Kwik Save at a bargain and obviously loss leading £4.95!