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Yep. There's even a "Harry Potter for Grown-ups" forum:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HPforGrownups/

There are also special versions of the books with more "mature" looking covers to appeal to the adults who read it.
Me, I have no shame. Smile I just bought the whole boxed 6 book collection at a book store close out. (couldn't resist the price)
I'm now spending a little (read: too much !) time at http://www.hp-lexicon.org , http://www.jkrowling.com, and http://www.mugglenet.com , among others. I think the HP-Lexicon is my favorite site though, it just looks so neat. Great job there, whomever the webmasters are.
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It seem that's Terry Guiliam will directed "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".
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Mystician...
Glad to see that I'm not the only weirdo who hangs around in such sites instead of doing something useful Smile
(and glad I never really went into the "lord of the rings" universe online. It would be a frightening idea to use Elfin language on these fora. So I'll stick with HP)
Having said that, may the light of Earandil be with you Smile
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Just as long as you don't start reciting Harry Potter in the Original Klingon...
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How 'bout latin ? Smile
(after all, they publish it in latin)

Chris, were you just watching that Star Trek special ?
Trekkies kinda creep me out !
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It is published in Ancient Greek as well.
That is my project for next year.
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On 2007-02-19 22:32, handa wrote:
Just as long as you don't start reciting Harry Potter in the Original Klingon...


Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus... Time to fresh up my Klingon !
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How 'bout latin ? Smile
(after all, they publish it in latin)

Chris, were you just watching that Star Trek special ?
Trekkies kinda creep me out !


Yes, I have friends who learned, wrote, and spoke in Klingon, but I just like the quote from ST: The Undiscovered Country as a reflection upon our own culture.

One of the bookstores in my area has the Welsh edition. I cannot tell you how many times I've had it in my hands just because it would look neat on a bookshelf.

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Chris, I used to have a huge book in Welsh, "Pilgrim's Progress," which I bought just because it was strange and unusual. Unfortunately, I traded it for Hereward Carrington's "Boy's Book of Magic" about 30 years ago. I wouldn't give up the Carrington book, but I miss the Welsh book whenever I am reminded of it.

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I love the really big old hard cover books, they're so hard to come by these days. So much is in paperback, or just doesn't have that "tome" look about it.
I was surprised to see some journals at Barnes & Noble that had genuine leather/suede covers recently.. kinda cool.
What does Welsh look/read like, Gaelic ?
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On 2007-02-02 22:38, magus wrote:
Harlequin-
What Sci-Fi fantasy books are you reading with a magic theme? I read some of the Larry Niven the Magic Goes Away type stuff some years ago, and Robert Heinlein had Magic Inc., and of course the Terry Pratchett stuff is hilarious. But what are you looking into here?



Raymond E Feist

Start with The Magician, and then hurry through the 18 books that follow. It's gripping and excellent story telling, spanning 100's of years and different worlds. A few characters remain central to the themes and plots in the stories because of their association to magic.
And Feist knows about magic. The Magician sets the pace wherein Pug learns that magic is more than spells and incantations. Seriously, do yourself a favor, read Feist. Demons, rifts, dragon lords, dwarves, elves, alien races, mind travel, gods, thieves, epic battles, love, death, treachery, utter devastation, hope... echos of Tolkein, but it's all there.

You'll be hooked. I wish they would make movies from Feist's books, but my only fear is that they might spoil it.
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I have read The Magician Feist's trilogy. That was a great travel. Good remember.
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I have read The Magician Feist's trilogy. That was a great travel. Good remember.


I don't know if you know Dorian, but it's actually more than a trilogy. Pug lives on throughout 90% of the books so far. Seriously, I have read all 18 (I think it's 18). And there is a new one out: Into A Dark Realm. (that link will show you quite a few titles of Feist's at Amazon) Can't wait to get hold of that!
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Feist is quiete good indeed. And as for fearing the film version... I was afraid Tolkien would be spoiled. Now I eagerly look forward to "the hobbit" and LOTR is among my favourite films of all times. Literature can be made into good films, IF the right people do it. The disadvantage to me is that many people know LOTR only from the cinema, without bothering to read Tolkien.
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Very true Ringo. That "IF" is just such a big gamble though. Peter Jackson should do a good job at it though. Smile
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Hehe.. Doug, I thought "Owl-mail" was one of the more clever inventions/word-plays JK Rowling came up with.
One problem: a lot of people, after reading the books or seeing the movies, seriously thought getting an owl as a pet would be a good idea, but it just ain't so; they make terrible pets, and it's quite cruel to coop one up in a cage.
Even JK has come out against it on her own website.

I echo your sentiment though - if weren't a bad idea, I'd want one too !
(which is funny for me, because I've never cared for birds as pets !)
They're mysterious and gorgeous creatures. (some of 'em anyway)
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Well, I have to re-examine the whole Dumbledore thing now.
http://www.mugglenet.com/jkr/jonyc/night2/kate.shtml

Sounds like, according to JKR herself, Dumbledore is really toast.
This still doesn't mean Snape is evil though: it still sounds like DD planned this, and even in the first novel he alluded that too much of life is a bad thing. Maybe he figured his death would be of benefit somehow to Harry. Just a theory.
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But then again, at the end of the article she would have dinner with Ron and Hermy, she then pauses and says that others could not have dinner as they will have passed on (which may be why Hairy is not mentioned, then she goes on and mentions Dumbo and Haggis. So it is really difficult to understand what she really thinks. In my experience, typical!
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Yeah.. it sounds like one of the major Trio (Harry, Ron, Hermione) get axed in the end. Hermione is too much like herself, Ron was loosely based on a best male friend.. I'll bet Harry and Voldemort both die. But who knows. (She does, actually)

Funny thing - I just watched the A&E Biography on her (thanks, youtube !) and she said she's written far, far, more material than will ever need to be put in a book.
Considering how many obsessed fans there are, I think she doesn't get it on that count. She could easily release those notes as background info in a supplementary book, and I'm sure it would sell very well - for those who still can't get enough HP after Deathly Hallows of course.

BTW, does anyone else think that Michael Gambon positively blows fecal chunks as Dumbledore ? I do. Richard Harris was multitudes better, by a factor of .. oh, a billion or so.
Gambon's Dumbledore comes across to me like an old drunk. He's ruining the character.
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