I am a Harry Potter fan. Because of the deluge of HP product that is starting to hit the shelves, I can assume that some of you will succumb to the inevitable and build up a resistance to Potter-mania and become anti-harry potter amidst the backlash this kind of product overload invariably produces. it happened with Episode 1 and it will happen with Harry potter (as well as Lord of The Rings). Unfortunately, many of you will reach this negative sentiment without ever having read the source material. I, too, scoffed at the idea of reading this "children's book" three years ago. My little sister (who was 12 at the time) asked me if I wanted to read it. I politely gave a non comittal "maybe" and the matter was dropped. A few months later, the emminent release of the fourth book piqued my curiosity and I borrowed my sister's copy. To my suprise I couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 days. I quickly borrowed the next two books and finished them just as quickly. When the 4th book was released that summer, I bought 2 copies, one for my sister and one for me.
Now that the film is coming out and Potter-mania is in full swing, I want to know if there are any other fans out there. or anybody who has read the books. If you read them and didn't like them, then I suppose your disdain is justified, but I urge anybody who hasn't read the books and is getting sick of the overwhelming media attention and might be inclined to skip out on all the hooplah to give the books a read. You won't be dissappointed.
After you read them we can discuss the pros and cons of toys and other overwhelming desire to milk a concept dry as fast as possible.
So...who's read them? Who's a fan? Who is already getting sick of Harry Potter without having read a page of the books? I know I would if I hadn't read the books first...Speak up!! How do you feel about Potter-mania?