Ladies and Germs, may I have your attention please? I have something I feel I must admit to y’all. Are you ready? Are you sitting down? Maybe you should throw down a shot of whiskey before I drop this knowledge on ya.
I did not like the Harry Potter series.
BAM! Mind = blown
I went into it with disproportionately heightened expectations because of all the hype around the books/movies over the past, what, 15 years? But, umm, I wasn’t a huge fan.
There’s nothing to really point to in the series and say, “Aha! That part, that one right there, turned me against the entire series!” There just wasn’t much that appealed to me. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been reading urban fantasy, paranormal, whatever-you-want-to-call-it genre of books for years. The world Rawlings created wasn’t a new experience for me. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t get into those books where they’ve created an entirely new world or the characters have really freaky names that even Russians couldn’t pronounce (I did, however, read Sergei Lukyanenko’s Night Watch series, loved it, and could almost follow the Russian names!). I’m just having trouble seeing the amazing, cult-worthy-ness of the Harry Potter series.
I’m sorry but I HATED the ending! This was supposed to be a children’s book! Did (spoiler alert!) Lupin, Tonks and Fred really need to die? Especially considering the fact that like ten pages later the series was over? You don’t see any of the aftermath of the war against Voldemort and I had kind of hoped we would. Sure we get a glimpse into Harry’s life nineteen years later but it appears as if nothing in the wizarding world has changed. You’d think after the mass destruction and mayhem that Voldemort wrought there’d be some ripple effects still prevalent in day-to-day life.