Why should everyone read HARRY POTTER?

July 30, 2013 § 4 Comments

Remember those days of the new Potter Book(or movie) Release!!

Sleepless days and sleepless nights! Spoof versions of the story where probably you heard that Harry and Hermione got together and Ron was left alone. Or maybe that there are some explicit scenes in the book!Or even this ridiculous that Snape killed all-Dumbledore, Voldemort and Harry!

The excitement with which everyone waited. Discussions going on everywhere. Those days were awesome!

Now no more of Harry Potter trivia. No more of those Quidditch games on brooms or spell casting on friends and the effect on them!

But Harry Potter and his associates ( :D) continue to live in the hearts of all. Still reading the seven books again and again. Those endless hours of discussion when 2 fans come together, cribbing about the fact that the 7th movie ruined it all! No proper duel between Harry and Voldemort or Molly and Bellatrix 🙂

Now when I read those books again, I feel that Harry Potter has all those essential elements of life. It is probably the most  “Philosophically humorous  adventurous encaptivatingly light novel ” ever written. By far I have read many books. Many. But no book has the charm that Harry Potter created. Many authors have created a fantasy world, spiraling around intense and brilliant characters and an entwining plot. But Harry Potter has been the best in capturing the minds of people of all ages, sizes and , cultures. It is a book which every time read makes you feel WOW. Every time you read you find a new meaning. A new lesson. A New “fact” to brag about to other fans! 😀

Now I think that Harry Potter has to be read atleast 3 times by any person.

1. The 1st time Harry Potter is read with a fascination- A ‘realistic fantasy’ so intricately woven by JK Rowling( Hats Off ma’am !! ) with excellent and ‘humanistic’ characters . Every animal, every plant, every human, every ghost, great hall, its stairs, common room, classes, DADA, Herbology, professors, Peaves, Filch, everything about it is incomparable and so perfectly crafted. You are blown by the adventures. You laugh until you fall off on your bed. You cry till your mother comes and asks you what happened and then after knowing the reason makes a face, calls you insane and leaves.:D

You are, in short, left encaptivated by the sheer brilliance of the plot.

2. The 2nd time you read it because you are not satisfied the first time. You want more if it. Since you already know the plot your attention goes to more subtle parts of it. More “facts”, more details. You start analyzing the characters and their characteristics. You are baffled by the genius of JKR. You wonder-“How could she have thought of such characters, such details.” WOW!

3. The 3rd time -you want to delve deeper into the secrets. You observe the philosophical angles. The brilliant lines of Dumbledore which you took as mere dialogues the 1st time. Now you take them as lessons for life.

Curiosity is not a sin, Harry. However, from time to time, you should exercise caution

“Do not pity the dead Harry, pity the living and for for all those who live without love.”

etc etc.

You realize that the whole book is full of these quotes and epic lines. Not only by Dumbledore or Voldemort-

“They never learn, such a pity”.

but by every character. Cleverly has JKR embellished the book with the most basic and the most important of such lessons WITHOUT making the book seem like a philosophy book!!

Some great funny parts like –

“Why were you lurking under our window?”
“Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?”
“Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice.
His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
“Listening to the news! Again?”
“Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.”

( Sorry but I couldn’t avoid mentioning this part! I could probably type the entire book here 😀 )

Obvious but so so so funny!

After reading 3 times, the effect is unstoppable. You don’t leave any opportunity to read the books.

So the point that I am making is that JKR- I Love You and respect you. And your books are E.P.I.C.

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