Originally Posted by kluchetta
Oh, I really love the books. They are so interesting on so many levels. The names she uses for people and things are all so well thought-out and have a lot of symbolism. I guess that's why kids AND adults like them. The richness of detail interests the adults, and, well, what kid doesn't like magic?
I'm also one of those that would like a wand. (Last night I dreamt that my mom made me a cloak.
I think that's what first attracted me to the books - the names. A friend (in his 50s at the time) got hooked from the first book on, and kept insisting that I'd love them. After he'd forced the third book on me, I read it, and went out the next day and bought the first two. I've pre-ordered since then.
I really don't like sci-fi, and found LOTR abysmally boring, but I can't put the HP books down, and have read all of them at least twice. I've recently re-read the last four, and would have re-read the first two, but our youngest niece has my copies.
The films are alright, but can't compare with the books. I have them on DVD, and find them amusing.