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Thread #60558   Message #970241
Posted By: Desdemona
21-Jun-03 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: Harry Pottering
Subject: RE: Harry Pottering
I have 3 sons, and we've all really enjoyed them; while they do draw on the works of many other, earlier, arguably better writers (Lewis Carroll, CS Lewis, Roald Dahl, Evelyn Nesbit, L. Frank Baum...the list goes on...), they are enormous fun, and will quite probably lead young readers to those authors by exposing them to the enormous pleasure of getting lost in an imaginary world.

My youngest is currently ploughing through "The Prisoner of Azkaban" (#3), and my 12 year old is committed to finishing his current installment of the "Mossflower" series, so when the new Harry Potter arrived at our door this morning *I* nabbed it; at 850 pps, it should keep me busy in what passes for my free time!

Has anyone read the "His Dark Materials" series by Philip Pullman? They are quite dark; I'd be interested to hear others' take on them.