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PostSubject: Harry Potter   Thu May 29, 2008 11:19 pm

I have really enjoyed all seven books of the series. The negative reaction of some evangelicals has puzzled me greatly. It is a fantasy story, not much different than the classic childhood fairy tales, and good prevails over evil by people making good, moral and courageous choices.

Anyone else enjoy the series? Have issues with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Sat May 31, 2008 11:27 am

design219 wrote:
I have really enjoyed all seven books of the series. The negative reaction of some evangelicals has puzzled me greatly. It is a fantasy story, not much different than the classic childhood fairy tales, and good prevails over evil by people making good, moral and courageous choices.

Anyone else enjoy the series? Have issues with it?

Years ago when I had a desk job in a cubical I listened to one of the Potter books on tape. It was ok, but I really don't get into fantasy stories. For fiction, I love murder, legal, and horror books.

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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Sat May 31, 2008 12:02 pm

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and horror books.

A Steven King fan by any chance? I know the serious scholars in this forum will scoff at my low-brow taste, but I've enjoyed a number of his books, especially The Stand. The Stand has a very religious theme, where basically a weaponized virus gets loose and wipes out the vast majority of mankind, but the remaining people are drawn into two camps, basically the "good" focused around an elderly Christian lady, and the "bad" drawn to one of satan's servants. A classic good vs. evil story with an unsettling view of how civilization falls apart... and comes together.

I tend to stick with fantasy for fiction, and history/biography for non-fiction.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Sat May 31, 2008 1:50 pm

i dont read them, but i watch the movies, and definitely think people are weird about them... they're entertaining tales as far as im concerned... i find them fascinating.

im a murder/mystery or shoot-em-up fiction guy.

mitch rapp... over the top, but easy simple gripping reads.

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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Sat May 31, 2008 3:26 pm

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A Steven King fan by any chance?

==I like some of King's works but I am not a "fan". I am a fan of Dean Koontz and John Saul. My favorite King novel was Dreamcatcher.

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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:40 pm

design219 wrote:
A Steven King fan by any chance?

Both him and Rowling. King's Dark Tower series is fantastic imo, as is the Harry Potter series.
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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:55 pm

lately i've been enjoying dean koontz
he's a little dark for me.. but such a great writer...
i just read odd thomas...
fantastic

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PostSubject: Re: Harry Potter   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:20 pm

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King's Dark Tower series is fantastic imo, as is the Harry Potter series.

Yes! The Dark Tower series is wonderful. I've read them all twice now. I know some think King is a shlock writer, but I hang on to the rich imagery he paints, and I love the way he wove The Stand and other works into the series.

I don't know why, but I don't know anyone who has read the series. Even friends who claim to be Steven King fans.
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