Don't Get It

i really don't understand the obsession.  I attempted to read the first harry potter book a few years ago and was bored by the 3rd page.  it's not my bag.
reachin4goals reachin4goals
31-35, F
4 Responses Jul 29, 2007

You don't have to like Harry Potter or find it interesting. But you have to read more than just 3 pages to decide if you like something or not. <br />
I had to read 25 pages of Twilight to finnaly say "I hate this ****". <br />
But yeah, maybe HP is not the right book for you.

I tried to read those books about five years ago. I got to the third book and stopped half way through even though that's where the books are supposed to start getting better. I just couldn't hack it anymore. The writing style was so bland and nothing was really surprising or interesting to me. I had more stimulating things to waste my time with. I'm more into weird books like Naked Lunch or poetry with a surrealistic bent to it or art books like H. R. Giger.

I read up to around page 80 in the first book, was seriously bored to tears. I tried to finish because you know you can't really not like something if you've never tried to experience it (well okay, it some cases this is true) but I really just don't see what the big deal is. I tried to watch the movies, again I was extremely bored. The plot just kind of kept...repeating itself in a way. Everyone (aside from a few) are out to get Harry Potter because he's "special", so what? Why not just blow him up already? I am really glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like Harry Potter.

I have to agree with you that the first book, more specifically the first chapter, is dreadful. Although, I think maybe you should give them another chance. If you really hate them after the 3rd book, then you will probably never like them. :)