1. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Hi Hunter! Be forewarned- there have been quite a few lukewarm reviews for The Casual Vacancy on here. I've not read it myself but judging from what was posted on here I won't be reading it either.
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  2. jchanic
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    I read The Casual Vacancy and REALLY didn't like it. I let my daughter read it and she "kind of" liked it, so I reread it. I STILL didn't like it.

    John
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  3. AchtungBaby
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    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    Just finished Goblet last night and LOVED it! It's probably my favorite HP so far. About 60 pages into Phoenix and it's good stuff, but Harry seems to be...well, kind of b*tchy, honestly. It's needless whining, haha. Does it get better?
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  4. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Not the whining--he's having his teenage monthlies for the whole book. Unfortunately, it's realistic (lol--I'm on my third 15 year old right now, and BOY is it realistic), but not particularly charming. There is a lot of information in this book that you need for the next couple of books, so ignore the pointless asides & whinges :)
  5. days be strange
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    days be strange Trapped here. Send help. They won't let me leave.

    Actually reading this now. It is very different from HP although it does not pull you in immediately you do find yourself sinking into it. Currently on page 163.
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  6. AchtungBaby
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    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    Am now almost done with Order...as with every other HP book, it has its claws in me and I can't put it down. Another point for Rowling!

    P.S. - FYE was having a great sale yesterday so I bought every single Harry Potter movie! Can't wait to watch 'em. I've watched Scorcerer's, Chamber, and Prisoner so far.
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  7. Kurben
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    I never fell for them. I read the three first books and then gave up. I find them disappointing because to be able to go for it you have to be able to belive in the world she creates. And i never did. Like i believed in Tolkiens world or even C.s Lewis Narnia books. Or to take a more recent example the hunger games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She writes ok though and I think her next project after Harry Potter, The vacant chair, has started promising.
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    I said Rowlings latest was the Vacant Chair. That is of course wrong. It's called The Casual Vacancy. A mixup from me. Sorry if i'm confused anybody.
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  9. EMTP513
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    About 4 times each with the exception of Book 7, Year 7, which is still only once.
    I've read them and seen the movies so many times I became overwhelmed. I also read all the side books, like Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Tales of Beadle the Bard.
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