Saturday, July 21, 2007

Back in a bit ...

22 comments:

debio said...

m&m, bought UK version first thing this morning.

Do you have any idea why there would be a USA version? - I was intrigued but didn't have the time to investigate this morning...

(and an ADULT version?)

DJ Kirkby said...

WANT!

Marianne said...

It has an excellent review today in The Times. Looking forward to reading it. Enjoy.

Jane said...

Just finished. Wept. Far, far better than the previous two, I thought. Hope you like it too!

dulwichmum said...

I wanted to buy it this morning, but I have been told it is far too scarey for my pair by another clucky mum with similar aged children - I shall sneak off and buy it for myself this afternoon.

Perfect beach reading!

Omega Mum said...

I'm probably the only person not to have bought a copy. So don't forget to review it when it's finished.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, aren't you lot a bit old to be reading kids' books ?

debio said...

maybe the ADULT version is just for anonymous's?? you know, the ones with their souls sucked out by the dementors??

Gill said...

I can't fucking stand Harry Potter! Never able to read more than 6 pages of one. But each to their own pleasures....

mountainear said...

I've not read any either and am not even tempted - although the words (whose?)try anything once except incest and morris dancing ring in my ears. Just am not inclined.

Gill said...

mountainear - it was sir thomas beecham -allegedly. Maybe you should try reading them because you might like them- I am definitely in the minority.

st said...

THE big question is how much did you pay. The cheapest was £4.99.
I'll wait for the film

mutterings and meanderings said...

Oh! That was good!

No reviews - I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't but intend to read it.

I have spent all weekend avoiding all forms of media so no one could tell me what happened.

Orhan Kahn said...

And we have another victim..

Mopsa said...

OK, it's not high lit, but none the worse for that. A fab antidote to a soggy summer. I even managed to read chunks of it on the bench outside in the sun. Much the best of the recent HP offerings.

rilly super said...

my neighbour ( rather past retirement age never mind school age) was engrossed in her copy at the weekend. You know, I can see SITN running to seven novels...I'm orf to the cafe with my biro and spiral-bound.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I must concur with Gill when she wrote somewhat colourfully, "I can't fucking stand Harry Potter! Never able to read more than 6 pages of one. But each to their own pleasures...." Of course, in place of her third word I would have put "flipping" as I am a gentleman and a scholar! I have really tried to read Harry Potter but it leaves me cold, thinking "Why all the fuss about this contrived nonsense?" Sorry, that's just how I feel and furthermore I despise the cynical marketing of Ms Rowling's predictable pap.

@themill said...

I can get on with some work now, although I do have to read it aloud to the daughter. Unless that nice Mr Fry gets a move on with the next recordings!

Lord Straf-Moran said...

Aaaaaaaagh!

muddyboots said...

finished it sunday night....seems more of a grown up read....

Anonymous said...

yorkshire pudding - you make a good point, sir, as always - but have you considered, in view of the success of the 'Da Vinci Code', that 'predictable pap' may be exactly what people want much of the time - with no 'marketing' required ? I myself drag myself down to the bottom of the barrel to read 'Wife in the North' occasionally - and as the old Chinese philosopher used to say 'You've got to have bad to know what a good blog eminem has got'..

Or something like that..

Gill said...

Don't get me started on the da Vinci Code!