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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
I find it pretty funny that so many people are saying it's just what JK Rowling wants so she can boost sales. Er, she's almost one of the richest women in the world - I don't think she needs to boost sales.

But I've come across this attitude towards her quite a lot in various places. She's a very, very famous author because she wrote a magic series of books that millions upon millions of people loved, and all of a sudden she's got an agenda? Yeah right. That's just nothing more than jealousy on the parts of those who didn't manage to do what she's done.

Good for her, I say. And good for any author who writes anything that makes people want to read more. I have nothing but respect and admiration for JK.
lol first the books where not that good, and the last one, was a major effort not to skip huge amount of text. and the ending wsa hmm lacking.

but what is the old saying you cant be to rich, or to good looking?

lol and the the DaVinci Code, was one of the miost over rated books of all time.
post #32 of 42
Well, that's according to you, Bruce. I thought the books were wonderful - and so did several hundred million other people. Whether or not they were to your (or anybody else's) taste, you can't really argue with the numbers!
post #33 of 42
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lol first the books where not that good, and the last one, was a major effort not to skip huge amount of text. and the ending wsa hmm lacking.
You sound exactly like my boyfriend
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Well, that's according to you, Bruce. I thought the books were wonderful - and so did several hundred million other people. Whether or not they were to your (or anybody else's) taste, you can't really argue with the numbers!
Yes i can. All i have to do is turn on TV and see all the reality Tv jor surf the net and find all to porn to know you cant trust the public. The only thing that made the books was the subject matter. you change that, people would not have brought the book.

besides the idea was all stolen from the holyblood and the holy grail.
all the e vinci code did was put it in story format for the most part.

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You sound exactly like my boyfriend
why thank you. i think
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I agree. It is a private school, they can do what they want. If people don't like it, don't go there.
I totally agree. If a parent, who is sending their child to a private school, wants them to read these books they can go check them out at a local library.

I went to Catholic School, and there were just books we couldn't get. However, it was easily thwarted by going to a book store or even at home.

EDIT: My book club FORCED me to read the Di Vinci Code. Here's the deal, the stuff it that book wasn't new information. In fact, it's openly discussed amongst Church going folks before the book even came out. And just as a side note, I didn't like the book at all. It just wasn't a fun read for me.
post #36 of 42
While I think this is lame and stupid, the school is a private religious school.

But what I'd like to know is what else is in their library? Do they have The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books? Do the have books of fairy tales? Do they have The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Do they have other books that deal with magical themes? Do they have books of other cultures' mythology (i.e. past pagan and "heathen" religions)?

It seems to me that they cannot ban one without banning the others. If they have the others on their shelves, then the banning is just because the series is popular at the moment and brings attention to itself.

Tricia
post #37 of 42
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The only thing that made the books was the subject matter. you change that, people would not have brought the book.
Er...isn't that the thing that makes ALL books? I mean, we don't just buy books that have the word `the' repeated over and over several million times.
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Green Bunny
But what I'd like to know is what else is in their library? Do they have The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books? Do the have books of fairy tales? Do they have The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Do they have other books that deal with magical themes? Do they have books of other cultures' mythology (i.e. past pagan and "heathen" religions)?
I remember having all of those books (and then some) available for reading on the shelves in some of the English classrooms, not just in the library. I went to catholic high school. One of the courses I took as an elective was Mythology. There were even mythology books available in the school library.
post #39 of 42
Great! Let's make kids more narrow minded! Kids will read a book if they think it's interesting...and that encourages them to read more, learn more. Ban the books they find interesting...and they'll read less.

Why aren't we focusing on drugs, sex, & alcohol rather than a fairy tale?
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Er...isn't that the thing that makes ALL books? I mean, we don't just buy books that have the word `the' repeated over and over several million times.
nope, the reason it sold was people went oh, ok let me read that.
Had nothing to do with it being a good book(which it was not).

Removing a book from school does not stop someone from reading it.
lord of the rings was banned in my school. But i still had a copy of them.

I dont see why anyone would removed potter or lotr, or a bible from a school.
but they do it all the time.
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
nope, the reason it sold was people went oh, ok let me read that.
Had nothing to do with it being a good book(which it was not).
Again, in your opinion. Your opinion, with all due respect, is not the determining factor on something's merit - and neither is mine, I might add.

I didn't think they were the most superbly written books I've ever read, but then, neither was Lord Of The Rings and that was a fabulous story.

The Harry Potter books have done worlds of good for children's reading and those statistics cannot be disputed, whether you happen to think they were good books or not. The fact remains that several million children read and loved the books - not because of their content but because they are wonderful fairy tales and that is why children read. They could care less whether Harry is a leftie or whether Dumbledore is gay or what JK Rowling's favourite colour is, or anything else. It's a world of fantasy where children (and adults) can escape and get caught up in all the facets and themes and points of interest and imagination that those books - and any other - hold.

If they were terrible books they would not have had the success they've had, and that is just logic. Say what you will - and I know you will! - but just because you didn't like them, that has nothing to do with their merit as stories.
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Again, in your opinion. Your opinion, with all due respect, is not the determining factor on something's merit - and neither is mine, I might add.

I didn't think they were the most superbly written books I've ever read, but then, neither was Lord Of The Rings and that was a fabulous story.

The Harry Potter books have done worlds of good for children's reading and those statistics cannot be disputed, whether you happen to think they were good books or not. The fact remains that several million children read and loved the books - not because of their content but because they are wonderful fairy tales and that is why children read. They could care less whether Harry is a leftie or whether Dumbledore is gay or what JK Rowling's favourite colour is, or anything else. It's a world of fantasy where children (and adults) can escape and get caught up in all the facets and themes and points of interest and imagination that those books - and any other - hold.

If they were terrible books they would not have had the success they've had, and that is just logic. Say what you will - and I know you will! - but just because you didn't like them, that has nothing to do with their merit as stories.
I agree with you 100%. I've always loved to read and I'll read just about anything, but I hated LOTR, even hated the movie. Does that make it a bad or worthless book? Hardly - it's very much a matter of personal opinion. Unless you are a published author yourself, your rating of whether a book is good or not is rather inane and even if you were a published author, it's all very subjective.
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