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The books have the same content, I did not say there was an X rated version of Harry Potter! stressed

You were reproaching them to have a childish cover and written in a too large print to be taken seriously. Well, I'm showing you that J.K. Rowling had the foresight to make available two editions of the same books. One is all colourful and pretty and intended for the younger audience, and the other has a more sober appearance and a smaller print.

Take your mind out of the gutter and don't give a meaning to my words that isn't there, thank you very much.

I personally love the adult editions. the covers are gorgeous. Especially PoA.

BTW, there is an x rated version of harry potter. Its called fan fiction wink


No, it's called "slash" and is being prosecuted by Rowling and her attorneys.
Can you prosecute something like fanfic? Most people are smart enough to put a disclaimer on it.


google it if you don't believe me.....that's where I found it
Eh, I'm usualy leery about anything I find on google.
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Yes, the earlier books were aimed at children. But as the series went on, the books and their themes became progressively darker. It's not fair to completely judge them based on the target audience; I love many children's books, and I love many adult books as well. My advice would be to just give them a chance: the series has meant a lot to millions of readers, myself included. That was one of the great things about the series; the audience grew up with Harry.


Let me put it to everyone this way: when I was about 8 years old, I was in the next room when an older family member was murdered via a rifle held directly under his chin and the trigger pulled. Sounded like thunder of course. That was not a good thing for me to experience at that age. Nor is it good to put in books published by Scholastic from the inception and marketed for kids. And sold in the Scholastic Reader brochure distributed monthly at public schools. I have one still. The target was 4th graders. Says it right on the top.

Again, I didn't say I totally hate them. You guys keep putting words in my mouth. I stated very plainly from the beginning that I am on the fence about them.

First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss. That's awful.

Second, no deaths like that (or in fact, any) occur in the earlier books of the series. Not until book 4 do deaths really start to occur. Did that Scholastic thing say that all of the books were aimed at fourth graders? Because if it did, it was sorely mistaken. Like I said, the audience grows up with Harry.

Third, I never said you hated the books. I said you judge them based on the target audience, which is exactly what you are doing. I am not putting words in your mouth when I say that you are giving me the impression that you don't want to read the books at all. You've found a counter-argument for every suggestion given to you in this thread.

It's not up to us to convince you to read Harry Potter; it's up to you to decide if you want to. Really, it can't hurt you to just pick up the first book and read it. If you don't like it, then you don't like it, and likely nothing anyone says is going to change that opinion. You say you're on the fence about it; we're just telling you to give it a chance.



You REALLY aren't reading all of my posts. If you had you would know that I HAVE READ THEM, well, some of them. And others I have only seen the cinematic version of them. And you are a very silly person. This isn't something that requires intervention. You should learn to let others have differing opinions from yours without trying to convert them to your way of thinking. Honestly, it wouldn't kill you.

And it wouldn't kill you to actually read what I just wrote. You're an idiot. I never said it "requires intervention." I specifically said that your opinion is your own, and that it's pointless for others to try and change that. If you're on the fence about it, then fine. I don't care. I was just weighing in my opinion so you could see one that differs from your own, which you clearly disagree with. Oh well. There's nothing I can do about that, and at this point, I really don't care to. Actually, if you've read some of the books, why the flying ******** are you "on the fence" about them? Either you plan to read the rest, or you don't. It's not that difficult.

As far as I can tell, you're refusing to accept that they could be anything other than children's books. We're just trying to explain why they are not. And why would it even matter if they are "children's books?" If that prevents you from enjoying them, then you really need to expand your horizons.
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Yes, the earlier books were aimed at children. But as the series went on, the books and their themes became progressively darker. It's not fair to completely judge them based on the target audience; I love many children's books, and I love many adult books as well. My advice would be to just give them a chance: the series has meant a lot to millions of readers, myself included. That was one of the great things about the series; the audience grew up with Harry.


Let me put it to everyone this way: when I was about 8 years old, I was in the next room when an older family member was murdered via a rifle held directly under his chin and the trigger pulled. Sounded like thunder of course. That was not a good thing for me to experience at that age. Nor is it good to put in books published by Scholastic from the inception and marketed for kids. And sold in the Scholastic Reader brochure distributed monthly at public schools. I have one still. The target was 4th graders. Says it right on the top.

Again, I didn't say I totally hate them. You guys keep putting words in my mouth. I stated very plainly from the beginning that I am on the fence about them.

First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss. That's awful.

Second, no deaths like that (or in fact, any) occur in the earlier books of the series. Not until book 4 do deaths really start to occur. Did that Scholastic thing say that all of the books were aimed at fourth graders? Because if it did, it was sorely mistaken. Like I said, the audience grows up with Harry.

Third, I never said you hated the books. I said you judge them based on the target audience, which is exactly what you are doing. I am not putting words in your mouth when I say that you are giving me the impression that you don't want to read the books at all. You've found a counter-argument for every suggestion given to you in this thread.

It's not up to us to convince you to read Harry Potter; it's up to you to decide if you want to. Really, it can't hurt you to just pick up the first book and read it. If you don't like it, then you don't like it, and likely nothing anyone says is going to change that opinion. You say you're on the fence about it; we're just telling you to give it a chance.



You REALLY aren't reading all of my posts. If you had you would know that I HAVE READ THEM, well, some of them. And others I have only seen the cinematic version of them. And you are a very silly person. This isn't something that requires intervention. You should learn to let others have differing opinions from yours without trying to convert them to your way of thinking. Honestly, it wouldn't kill you.

And it wouldn't kill you to actually read what I just wrote. You're an idiot. I never said it "requires intervention." I specifically said that your opinion is your own, and that it's pointless for others to try and change that. If you're on the fence about it, then fine. I don't care. I was just weighing in my opinion so you could see one that differs from your own, which you clearly disagree with. Oh well. There's nothing I can do about that, and at this point, I really don't care to. Actually, if you've read some of the books, why the flying ******** are you "on the fence" about them? Either you plan to read the rest, or you don't. It's not that difficult.

As far as I can tell, you're refusing to accept that they could be anything other than children's books. We're just trying to explain why they are not. And why would it even matter if they are "children's books?" If that prevents you from enjoying them, then you really need to expand your horizons.


You really need to quit soaking in the marinara sauce. It's starting to marinate your brain.

If you had read what I have been posting and ACTUALLY COMPREHENDED IT you wouldn't have typed what you most recently posted. I am very well aware of other opinions on this matter.

Who told you that it was your job to issue ultimatums on other people's threads? I most certainly do NOT have to choose whether to read the books or not. I can choose to keep this opinion. And I have the right in the USA to choose to express that in any format I choose. I didn't post my opinion so you guys could come in here and tell me what's wrong with me for not agreeing with you. And there is nothing wrong should I "refuse to accept" anything you want to try and force me to accept. Clue: I don't have to accept anything from you or anyone else. All I have to do is allow you to exist in your space and you have to allow me to exist in mine. What I do in it, how I feel about things, and how I express it is really not your orb to control. It's mine.
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I personally love the adult editions. the covers are gorgeous. Especially PoA.

BTW, there is an x rated version of harry potter. Its called fan fiction wink


No, it's called "slash" and is being prosecuted by Rowling and her attorneys.
Can you prosecute something like fanfic? Most people are smart enough to put a disclaimer on it.


google it if you don't believe me.....that's where I found it
Eh, I'm usualy leery about anything I find on google.


Well, it's also on newsfeeds over the last few months. If I was the author I'd be pissed off at people too who altered the story into something sick like porn. Just another sign they aren't intelligent enough to come up with their own stuff.
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I personally love the adult editions. the covers are gorgeous. Especially PoA.

BTW, there is an x rated version of harry potter. Its called fan fiction wink


No, it's called "slash" and is being prosecuted by Rowling and her attorneys.
Can you prosecute something like fanfic? Most people are smart enough to put a disclaimer on it.


google it if you don't believe me.....that's where I found it
Eh, I'm usualy leery about anything I find on google.


Well, it's also on newsfeeds over the last few months. If I was the author I'd be pissed off at people too who altered the story into something sick like porn. Just another sign they aren't intelligent enough to come up with their own stuff.


Not all x-rated fanfics are slash. Slash only concerns F/F or M/M.

And authors should get used to it fanfiction is an art older than Harry Potter, and I've read quite a few fanfic writers who've done MATURE Harry Potter, and display more talent than JKR.

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