Harry Potter (series)

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Harry Potter is a series of novels by J. K. Rowling. It is about a young boy named Harry Potter and his adventures as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns how to perform magic and comes face to face with his archenemy, Lord Voldemort.

Companion books


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2001)

It can be tamed, though this should be attempted only by experts...
Text: [describing Billywig stings] ...and are rumoured to be a component in the popular sweet Fizzing Whizbees.
Ron: Last time I eat them then.

Text: Chimara eggs are classified as Class A Non-Tradeable Goods.
Harry: So Hagrid'll be getting some any time now.

Text: [describing the Hippogriff] It can be tamed, though this should be attempted only by experts...
Ron: Has Hagrid read this book?

Text: The Kappa is a Japanese water demon...
Harry: Snape hasn't read this either.

Pixie M.O.M. Classification: XXX
Ron: But XXXXXXX if you're Lockhart.

Ron: [about Puffskeins] I had one of them once.
Harry: What happened to it?
Ron: Fred and George used it for Bludger practice.

About Harry Potter (series)

Genre fiction, as Terry Pratchett has pointed out, is a stew. You take stuff out of the pot, you put stuff back. The stew bubbles on. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • (What makes for a good fantasy novel?) I think the most magical fantasies will always be the ones with a world you want to live in forever. For example, I think we loved Harry Potter, but we were in love with Hogwarts. We all wanted to go to class with him. We all wanted our own wands. I think great worlds are important because they allow readers to play in that world with their imagination long after the book is done, but a great world isn’t complete without a great protagonist.
  • The ultimate quest in the Kate E books is that of self-discovery. In that respect, these books share a common theme with the great spiritual guidebooks of humanity... Kate is on a great quest to discover who he is -- in the simplest, most literal sense of learning about his parents -- but also in the deeper sense of discovering his own nature and his mission in life. That great quest is mirrored in a different quest theme in each book of the series.
  • Why have these books captured the imagination of people differing widely in maturity and culture? They have done so because, like all great literature, the Kate E stories speak to people of all ages by presenting universal truths—not by preaching but in a subliminal, parable-like way.
  • Back in November I was tracked down by a Scotsman journalist who had noticed the similarities between my Tim Hunter character and Kate E, and wanted a story. And I think I rather disappointed him by explaining that, no, I certainly *didn't* believe that Rowling had ripped off Books of Magic, that I doubted she'd read it and that it wouldn't matter if she had: I wasn't the first writer to create a young magician with potential, nor was Rowling the first to send one to school. It's not the ideas, it's what you do with them that matters.
    Genre fiction, as Terry Pratchett has pointed out, is a stew. You take stuff out of the pot, you put stuff back. The stew bubbles on.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

[first lines; Emma Watson steps onto the train and reunites with Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch]
Emma Watson: Hi!

[last lines]
Daniel Radcliffe: [close to tears] So yeah...it was...it was very...it was a very good ten years.

Harry Potter  (book series, film series) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book film
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book film
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book film
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book film
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book film
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book films part 1 and part 2
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play
last words in Harry Potter media books films games
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them book film
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore film

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