Er... Hi guys.
I'm leaving TSR and hereby hand over all my Literary society duties to the member Demon_AS.
You guys have been awesome, thanks for your support of this thread and I wish you all a most prosperous posting career.
I'm sorry guys, but I just can't stand Harry Potter, not when I'm used to great authors like Anne McCaffrey, Robin Hobb and David Eddings, to name but a few. I found the books after the Prisoner of Azkaban, especially #5, to be poorly thought out, too detailed in some areas and too simplified in others, with a very predictable plot and above all a lack of imagination.
I'm not going to write an essay on the books to justify all the above, or engage in any arguments, but there's my opinion. Rep coming your way, Demon AS, just for saying 'I respect your opinion'. Don't hear that often on TSR. I have read all 6 by the way and will read the seventh (my little brother will get it), but I can't see Rowling redeeming herself in my eyes without an enormous improvement.
True. Although just looking at connotations and personal experiences of things, as a child sci fi put me off because it challenged my comfort zone, where fantasy usually tends to borrow from history, which is closer to ideas and realities we've familiarised ourselves with (or I had).. so our responses can be completely different to the two despite the similarities.