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When I get back I will dream in Barnes and Nobles'

Posted on 2005.16.01 at 13:59
How I feel about it all: mellowHarry
Soundtrack: Rufus Wainwright - Greek Song
I guess everyone else has linked to this, but for those of you who've missed it, go there now. And then pick up the first book in the series and start reading. The books grow in complexity as Harry grows, but even the first one is rich with metaphor, myth, and wonder. And understated cruelty; Harry is and was an emotionally abused, emotionally neglected child.

No, songdog, this isn't about slash, I promise. It's about what a very, very good story this is. Even if you don't read the books, read the post.

Seriously, if you don't read Harry Potter because you think it's a kids' book or you don't read fantasy or fiction or a thousand other reasons, you're missing out. Everyone should meet Harry. Yes, it's a gross generalisation. Pfft.

Okay, off I go for lunch with my lovely daughter Mary.
That's her in the icon, too. *g* Is she not completely lovely? Her cousin, the equally beautiful kissed_a_drunk (who's a talented aspiring photographer) took the pictures. I am in awe, and wonder how I ended up with such a beautiful kid. All my kids are lovely, actually. Yes, mr_t00by, even you. *loves*


Learning Curve
dragon_charmer at 2005-01-16 20:10 (UTC) ()
The first book is still my favourite. I love the magic in it and the way Harry learns about the world he really belongs in.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-01-16 21:55 (UTC) ()
It's bittersweet, really, because he's had ten years of neglect to make up for, and even though he's got friends who care about him, he'll never be an ordinary kid, not even discounting that he's a wizard. *hugs ickle Harry*
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2005-01-16 23:03 (UTC) ()
Hm. I have nothing *against* slash, I simply can't relate to it.
I'm sure Harry Potter is a wonderful story. I did read the first few pages while in the loo one day, and I found it interesting, I liked Harry in these first few pages. I'll read kids' books. And fiction...though fantasy is pretty much not my thing. I'm not sure whether Harry Potter is either uber-fantasy, or plain fiction: I just don't have the time. I have stacks and stacks of books that are on my list to be read. Books I already own! Not counting my 11 or 12 page Amazon.com wish list...
*sigh* Must read more. Starting tonight. (I'm still reading George Lakoff's "Moral Politics" as my primary book.)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-01-16 23:39 (UTC) ()
I wasn't putting you down, dear, I just know that you don't understand slash and wanted to let you know that this wasn't about that.

stain my cheeks and smudge my eyes
_madhatter_ at 2005-01-17 01:57 (UTC) ()


hey harry potter is the best you should read it no matter what. I will take no excuses...you can even borrow my books! o_O

oh and slash is simply a lovely experience that most everyone can enjoy.
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