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Re: And I thought my posts were long
• Posted by: Lilly Bear   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, June 23, 2003, at 3:30 a.m.
• IP Address: cpe-61-9-208-171.qld.bigpond.net.au
• In Response to: And I thought my posts were long (Sean Raduechel)

> Impressive review. I'm assuming this is an indirect response to mine. You
> mentioned that most who reject the books haven't read them, not at all my
> case. I read Sorcerers Stone and saw the movie twice (I fell asleep the
> first time so I rented it again.) I try my best to hold to the rule of
> never judging something until you've tried it, a rule I have only broken
> with Spy Kids (frightful shiver). Having seen the story up close actually
> solidified my opinion of them. I still do not feel that any really genuine
> or original morality issues are portrayed in those books, that the story
> really only appeals to those alternate reality escapes so many in todays
> world seem to flock to (including myself, although I desire to be rid of
> them), and that the only pluses it has is clever humor, good character
> development, and the draw to influence people, especially kids, to read
> more.

> Oh, just to let everyone know, after this post I will be changing my
> screen name to aaka. Thank you.

Great to hear there are still some people in this world who can critically review something for themselves without being drawn and influenced by marketing hype. I'm afraid I agree, the stories are good old fashioned fantasy adventure, but if you want to give your kids something to think about try some great classics, like Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm and other real literature. Otherwise take the Potter stories for what they are, just good old rollicking fun reading, today's version of Biggles or the Famous Five!!!! (and ps I have also read two of the books and seen the film and funnily enough seeing as we live in the country and don't get the brunt of the marketing hype, both my two kids and their country school friends cannot get too excited about the books or the film!!!!!)




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