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Gocad

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« Reply #120 on: 06-24-2003 11:38 »

The more important question is:
How many pages will Part VI have?
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #121 on: 06-24-2003 11:48 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 11:48 »

I demand to have some booze (spoilers)!

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
I wonder why Rowling gave her this name...      tongue

Reminds me of
I'm sure I could read the book pretty fast but that would involve buying it.
Gocad

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« Reply #122 on: 06-24-2003 11:52 »

 
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
I demand to have some booze (spoilers)!

 Reminds me of
I'm sure I could read the book pretty fast but that would involve buying it.

Who is that?
Do I need to know?
Do I want to know?
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #123 on: 06-24-2003 15:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 15:23 »

It's nothing to do with Harry Potter under my spoiler, but someone to do with James Bond.

EDIT: Gocad, yes.
Gocad

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« Reply #124 on: 06-24-2003 17:11 »

Bond, right. (-> Moonraker)
VelourFog

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« Reply #125 on: 06-24-2003 21:28 »

and yet here we are in the HARRY POTTER THREAD, not the James Bond thread. . .
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #126 on: 06-24-2003 22:14 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 22:14 »

Velour, I think it's more the journey that Rowling cares about. The whole thing about the non-plot explanation in half book is to purposely catch you off guard at the end...every book is written in some variation of that way...although LOTR is kinda in reverse...it explains the plot, then the adventure begins...in harry potter, it's the adventure that leads to the revelations at the end.

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VelourFog

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« Reply #127 on: 06-24-2003 22:20 »

yeah but it's gotten to the point where they are keeping everything a secret.

"what've you got for lunch today, Ron?"
"wouldn't you like to know. . ."

*susupensful music plays*
Kryten

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« Reply #128 on: 06-24-2003 23:09 »

 
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
I'm sure I could read the book pretty fast but that would involve buying it.

I hear there are these places called "libraries" or something, where they just GIVE you the book, and all you have to do is bring it back later!

winna

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« Reply #129 on: 06-24-2003 23:32 »

I hear Harry Potter dies in this one....  But then again that's probably a secret to the end...
Cube_166

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« Reply #130 on: 06-25-2003 09:55 »

in fact its probably a load of garbage concocted by those evil companies determined to destroy J.K. Rowlings good name.
Venus

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« Reply #131 on: 06-25-2003 11:04 »

they can't kill Harry Potter in book five. he's kinda needed for the rest of the series. You can't have a Harry Potter series without Harry Potter.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #132 on: 06-25-2003 11:52 »

You had Taggart without Taggart though.
BNLbum

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« Reply #133 on: 06-25-2003 13:20 »

"The Late Harry Potter and the End of Trees". It could work.

"After their best friend Harry Potter bites the dust, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasely take it into their own hands to further protect Hogwarts. With their new best friend, Neville Longbottom, the trio seeks to overthrow He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and avenge their late friend once and for all. Will Ron and Hermione realize their love for one another? Will Neville become less incompetant with a wnad? And after the death of his hero, will Dobby the house-elf become an alcoholic like his associate Winky? Come join us for a tale of action, adventure, romance, magic, and an occasional throw-back to the Boy Who Lived For A While But Then Died."
Gocad

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« Reply #134 on: 06-25-2003 13:33 »

*sends BNLbum a Howler*
Smitty

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« Reply #135 on: 06-25-2003 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
You had Taggart without Taggart though.

It's hardly the same though is it?
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #136 on: 06-25-2003 16:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
 It's hardly the same though is it?

Hmmm, one's a boy wizard, the other's a Scottish policeman.

I see your point but still think my point is valid.
BNLbum

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« Reply #137 on: 06-25-2003 19:18 »

*waits for Howler to explode, then uses resulting explosive flames to light cigar*

Ah, that calms the shakes.
NibblerJr

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« Reply #138 on: 06-25-2003 20:50 »

Well its pretty good as far as I am. Just found out that *Someone..* is related to *its a secret!*
I was shocked!!!!! cause then technically *another person* is related to *its a secret!*
Anyway im on page 124.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #139 on: 06-26-2003 13:40 »

There are no spoilers in this post, dont worry  smile

I finished reading the whole book today and its amazing! In my opinnion, it goes on a bit too long, and there are some parts in there that just dont need to be. JK just seemed to be dragging it out a bit. They get longer each time so god knows how long the next one is gonna be. The ending is the best part. Even though this book was highly anticipated and there are loads of questions answered, its not the best out of the 5 in my opinnion. I dont know why but it lacked a certain something. It doesn't get your heart racing or get you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering whats gonna happen as much as The Goblet Of Fire, it still has that abilty though. It takes quite a long time to get going and the beginning bit is actually rather boring to be honest. But it does get going though. Theres not as many story twists and turns as the other 4 books, but it does have its fair share. It concentrates a bit more on some of the other characters in this book too which was nice. It wasn't soley revolved around the main 3, Harry, Ron and Hermione. Also, theres some more areas covered in Harry's life, such as relationships and more about his parents and family too. Its not all to do with Harry and Voldemort, which was a nice change. Although theres a fair chunk of that in the book, obviously, as with any other Harry Potter book.

Overall its what you'd expect from a Harry Potter book really. Adventure, excitement, mystery, laughs, highs and lows all mixed in to one. Its an excellent book and I do highly recommend it. Just make sure you've read the others before hand otherwise you'll have no idea whats giong on  wink

I'll give it 7/10  smile
Impossible

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« Reply #140 on: 06-26-2003 13:58 »

Cool review GM  cool

I'm not a fast reader, but I'm on page 275 now  smile But I did do the idiotic thing and kinda 'skip ahead' to see who died!
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #141 on: 06-26-2003 14:06 »

Thankyou  smile

I'm a fairly fast reader. I can keep reading and reading for hours so I was reading up to and over 200 pages at a time  smile
Impossible

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« Reply #142 on: 06-26-2003 15:09 »

I did read quite a lot of it today though, about 100 pages in 90 minutes, which is good for me  smile
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #143 on: 06-26-2003 16:34 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2003 16:34 »

Okay, okay. I'm only about 18 pages in. I'm enjoying the story so far. I don't want to spill nothing so I wait til later. I will read until my eyes full out if I have to, to, find out who dies. I wish not to find out yet, if anyone knows.
 Impy, that's excellent, that means you migh be a the whole book within about 640 to 720 minutes. Man that would be cool.   cool
NibblerJr

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« Reply #144 on: 06-26-2003 21:23 »

Im around pg 220 now. I have a few questions for some1 whos read the book. A few spoilers so dont read them if you dont want to be spoiled!!!!!
VelourFog

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« Reply #145 on: 06-26-2003 21:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2003 21:49 »

Nibbler Jr: Spoilers for real guys...

anyway. did anyone feel let down about the revelations...
NibblerJr

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« Reply #146 on: 06-26-2003 21:55 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2003 21:55 »

Hm... well she does have a chapter named after her. Anyway i think i have an idea of why shes important.
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« Reply #147 on: 06-26-2003 21:55 »

You know, we've got all five books sitting on the bookshelf at home, and I've not read any of them.  Extremely put-off by seeing the first film.

I may cave and pick up the books - on the proviso that I never have to sit through another HP movie again.
VelourFog

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« Reply #148 on: 06-26-2003 22:41 »


Melll- the film is crap. don't judge the books by the film
Melllvar

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« Reply #149 on: 06-26-2003 22:48 »

Indeed - point taken, Angie (Mrs Melll) said the film isn't in the same league as the books.  She's reading the new one at the moment.
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« Reply #150 on: 06-27-2003 02:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2003 02:15 »

spoiler ahead about the death
sheep555

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« Reply #151 on: 06-27-2003 04:09 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2003 04:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Pittzoid:
spoiler ahead about the death

Well seeing as you've said it now I might as well correct your spelling...

No, it's not
Gocad

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« Reply #152 on: 06-27-2003 04:44 »
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Originally posted by NibblerJr:
Hm... well she does have a chapter named after her. Anyway i think i have an idea of why shes important.

Not really...

Carbito

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« Reply #153 on: 06-27-2003 09:16 »

Just finished it...great book. Better than all the other ones though I don't really understand how...
...died.
NibblerJr

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« Reply #154 on: 06-27-2003 11:56 »

I already knew that! I hope 'that Umbridge woman' dies a horrible fate.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #155 on: 06-27-2003 12:19 »

from Entertainment Weekly's website (I'm not posting the link, some people may not be able to read it):

Wiz Bang
Rowling says Harry Potter may not survive Hogwarts. In a worldwide chat with fans, she says he may not make it to the end of the final book by Gary Susman
 
Harry Potter has two years of schooling left (and two more books) until he graduates from Hogwarts, but he may not live long enough to pick up his diploma. That was the shocker revealed by Potter author J.K. Rowling on Thursday in a chat before 4,000 schoolchildren in London -- and millions more worldwide, watching and submitting questions via the Web.

During the chat at the Royal Albert Hall, held in lieu of a book tour to promote the new best-seller ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,'' a reader from Australia asked Rowling if she planned to write any novels about Harry's adult years. ''You have to wait and see whether he survives to be a grown-up,'' she replied. ''I'm not saying he won't, but I don't want to give anything away.''

Rowling also warned readers that they shouldn't become too attached to some of Hogwarts' love-to-hate characters. ''You shouldn't think [Professor Snape] is too nice. He's worth keeping an eye on,'' Rowling said. She also said readers ''are all getting too fond of Draco,'' Harry's snobbish classmate. ''The dark forces are indeed rising.''

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ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #156 on: 06-27-2003 14:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
You know, we've got all five books sitting on the bookshelf at home, and I've not read any of them.  Extremely put-off by seeing the first film.

I may cave and pick up the books - on the proviso that I never have to sit through another HP movie again.

The films are nothing compared to the book. They even miss chunks of it out in the film as well. Do you know what Harry's owl is called? In the book we all know what shes called, yet I noticed in the first film that her name isn't mentioned at all. Anyone who'd not read the books, including yourself, would have no idea what Harry's owl was called. Its sloppy scriptwriting. They were trying to cram too much into the film and missed out the good stuff  smile

But I highly recommend reading the books. Try and read them in order if you can, you get the whole story and the background and can enjoy them more that way  smile

VelourFog

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« Reply #157 on: 06-27-2003 19:42 »

 
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''You have to wait and see whether he survives to be a grown-up,'' she replied. ''I'm not saying he won't, but I don't want to give anything away.''

I hate when people make a big deal about stuff like this. "maybe he won't live, wait and see! who knows!"

in newsweek she said she might even write an 8th book. make up your mind lady and quit stringing the kiddies along. (espeically if we have to wait another 6 years till book 7 comes out)
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« Reply #158 on: 06-27-2003 19:56 »

You know what annoys me about the movies? They removed Peeves. Peeves is somewhat crucial to the plot in book 4, I wonder how they'll get around that, also I wonder how they can make book4 a movie as it is so long, 2 movies prehaps?
VelourFog

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« Reply #159 on: 06-27-2003 20:12 »

simple, they'll introduce him if they decide they need him
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