J.K. Rowling

If you don't know who J. K. Rowling is, you've been living under a rock. If you have rejected reading her books out of a knee-jerk reaction to their overwhelming popularity or the belief that no adult could enjoy a kids' book, you're shooting yourself in the foot. Not only are these books tremendously enjoyable, but everyone should read at least the first Harry Potter story. It is one of the requirements for cultural literacy.

The first two movies. They suck.

Everywhere. Piles of them. In every language. You can practically get your own customized cover art.

Other Recommendations:
The Chrestomanci books, by Diana Wynne Jones

The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander

The Dark is Rising sequence, by Susan Cooper

The Night of the Solstice and Heart of Valor, by L. J. Smith

The Underland Chronicles, by Suzanne Collins

http://www.jkrowling.com/ -
Posted by: Julia


17 Dec, 2004 03:04 AM @ version 0

The best part of any of these books is always the part that Harry spends at the Dursley's. I can skim the rest.

01 Apr, 2005 10:02 AM @ version 0

The books a pretty good, but they've been getting darker as the series progresses. And if she kills off another well loved character (& I know she will) like she did in Order of the Phoenix, I will die.

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