From the review this book got, you would think it was the
first children's fantasy book ever written. Sure, the author
of the Harry Potter books has some inventive additions to the
typical fantasy story (Quidditch is one of my favorites, and
has enjoyable, if somewhat stereotypical, characters and
plots. Nothing, however, that justifies the reviews that this
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appealing to adults, I can think of several children's fantasy
books that would be equally, if not more, appreciated by more
mature readers. In summary, read the book, call it excellent
and original if you must, but please stop treating it like the
best thing that ever happened to children's literature.
Simply put, an absolutely
fantastic book. Comparable to Lewis' Narnia chronicles and
L'Engle's Wrinkle series, this is an introduction to Harry
Potter's world, one which you'll never want to leave! Humor
and wisdom abound in this volume which will touch the souls of
many readers. Already topping the best-seller list (for
adults!!) in the U.K., there appears to be no age limit for
"Harry Potter" lovers. I find it disappointing that they've
changed "Philosopher's stone"(UK) to "Sorcerer's stone"(US).
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as explained in the book, and changing it will detract from
what this stone signifies. Although the general tone is comic,
the book possesses depth, perhaps because the author is a
single mother who has suffered many hardships in her life.
Much of the book was written in a cafe with her baby asleep
beside her, because their apartment was too cold to write in.
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