Hold on to your pitchforks, I’m going to explain. It’s simple—okay, maybe it isn’t. But I expected this would happen, just not years after this book’s release—years, years after.
It’s all simple really—said that twice now. Firstly, I have an unrelated confession to make. I’ve never watched any of the movies—unrelated. I mean, I’ve seen bits and pieces, and am aware of the plot. However, I delayed watching the series in its entirety, until after reading the books. Sadly, before I knew it, the sequels piled up, and playing catch-up was starting to look more like catch.
Now that “context” is out of the way. After reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I thought it was an enjoyable read. Additionally, I’m not the only Potter newbie—okay, maybe I am. Explaining why I never read Harry Potter to the Internet—if only my parents could see me now.
We all know of Harry Potter, so no need to explain. It’s about a young orphan who finds out he’s a wizard. He gets invited to the same school of magic as his parents. However, everything is not as it seems at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The dark wizard, that murdered his parents, is planning a return to wreak havoc once again.
I now see why a lot of people enjoy Harry Potter. The book’s flow was smooth, a perfect balance between hard and easy—unnecessarily described medium. One observation, this didn’t feel like a children’s book. I can recall when this novel first came out, a lot of persons I knew hopped onto the Harry Potter train—no pun intended? This book felt more suited for a mature audience. I don’t mean it was graphic, or inappropriate. But I was expecting a more child-like flow. For that, I’m thoroughly impressed.
Chamber of Secrets might be my next read. More than likely I’ll go through all the books, despite the numbers, including spin-offs. I’ve nothing more to say. Spoilers may have influenced my reading experience, both positively and negatively. It’s one of the biggest series of our time. Avoiding spoilers for a franchise, that majority of the world knew about, was challenging. At least I can now watch the first movie completely, without book-guilt—yes, that’s a thing.
And Potter fans, please show mercy. Anyway, leave a like, comment, and subscribe, for more uneducated posts. I wanted to finish with something smart, but I’m still disappointed over spoiling my dinner. Peace, love, and friendship for everyone—joke.