Slumming with Harry Potter?
November 20, 2010 3:52 AM Subscribe
I am a long-time hardcore fantasy fan. I have scorned Harry Potter as fantasy for people who have never tried the real thing. Oh MeFi fantasy aficionados...is HP worth it for us?
posted by zachawry to media & arts (40 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am hungering for some new fantasy. I don't know why, but I'm tempted by Harry Potter, even though I've long considered it beneath me. I love classic fantasy, from Leguin to Kay even to George RR Martin, although I despair of him pulling a Jordan (who let's face it was pretty bad) before he ever gets around to completing his series.
Are the HP books worth the time of someone who likes real fantasy? I'm willing to suffer through the first book or two, even if they aren't so hot, if the latter ones are good enough to compensate.