If you ask me what I think of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, my answer will likely depend on what day you ask me. Some days I’ll say I liked it; some days I’ll hate it. In all honesty, however, my feelings towards Harry Potter are best described as “confused,” because there are a lot of things I really like about the series and a lot of things I really hate. All things considered, I usually wind up mostly ambivalent towards Rowling’s best-known work.
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With my review of Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings cartoon still a while off, I’ve decided to review something else in the meantime. For the past little while, I’ve been working on a review of J. K. Rowling’s wildly successful Harry Potter series. Let’s get this out of the way for those who might be worried—I don’t dislike the Harry Potter series, so you can expect a more positive review than most of the stuff I’ve been posting recently. Hooray!
I’ll be reviewing all seven books in a single article, which should explain why it’s taken me so long (despite only beginning to write the review over the weekend, I had been planning it for a long time before that). So now you know what my next few big projects are! I hope you’re as excited as I am about this, and if so, then you can expect to see a new review up within the next few weeks.
In my last article I discussed A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of alleged “books” so bad that I couldn’t even review them directly. I felt I should follow that up with something a bit on the lighter side. For my very first post, I reviewed a so-bad-it’s-good ‘60s cartoon loosely based on a Tolkien masterwork. Now I’d like to bring up the subject of a work of similar hilarity: My Immortal by Tara “XXXbloodyrists666XXX” Gilesbie. And no—I didn’t misspell “wrists”; she did.
My Immortal is a work of fan-fiction set in the world of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, although the two have very little in common. Despite being deleted from the website on which it was first published, very likely due to its numerous and ineptly-penned sex scenes and the like, My Immortal now has numerous sites devoted to it where one can read the full text or download the .epub file, which I recommend to anyone in need of hysterical laughter.
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