Too much merchandizing kills the popularity of a book <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />.
True, Harry Potter is way overhyped, and because hyped products often disappoint in the end, many people aren't even interested in giving it a try.
But hey, the story of the writer is so beautiful: barely enough money to raise her kid(s), then she got a chance and she grabbed it, and it made her so rich she'll never have to worry (financially) about anything else but the things she likes to do... Can't blame her <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
My opinion on Harry Potter: The books are a fun read, I like the plots, they're books for children and they're perfect for what they're supposed to be.
The movies (first two) were soulless (as is every movie I've seen from Columbus), horribly directed and horribly acted (except for a few... exceptions). The photography was alright though, and the music is great. But i'm not gonna make this a full review <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
I'm curious to see the third movie - Never thought to see Gary Oldman in a movie like this <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />
Haven't read Rhi's novella yet - It just arrived yesterday <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />