J.K.Rowling and the possibility of more Harry Potter books

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    Sep 29, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    J.K.Rowling stated in an interview that she wouldn´t mind writting more books of Harry Potter. What is your opinion about that? Should she continue the beloved saga or just let it be?

    http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/jk-rowling-might-write-more-harry-potter-books-2012269
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    Sep 29, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Well for me it is somewhat undecided I thought the series ended on a good note with Deadly Hallows Part 2 but if it is her decision to continue to make more books and films she has that right.
  • musicdude

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    Sep 29, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    it would be interesting to have more books written in the harry potter univers but not sure they should be following harry potter.
  • Borski1992

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    Sep 29, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    ^^
    Kind of mad that you used "Part 2" in the name of "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows" since it was just the movie, which was adapted by someone other than her. icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    But I don´t think that they could adapt the final book in just one movie... I'm kind of glad they split it into 2 movies. Anyway, I think the Harry Potter saga is so awesome, I think she should leave it like this... A prequel wouldn´t be a bad idea, though... How Hogwarts was built, and the fights between Salazar Slytherin and the others..
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    I think it's fine that she wants to, but there's an obvious risk of ruining her reputation and the legacy she has set.

    Here are 2 ways to make it without causing too much (potential) upset.

    1. Continue in the same world, but follow the path of Harry Potter's son. There can be a new evil, and a new unique quality about his kid that gives the series a breath of fresh air. (The son's name is kinda awkward, though, huh?)

    2. Do a prequel. It can be about Dumbledore's younger years, or even take it all the way back to the start of Hogwarts, and the trials of the founding fathers.
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    I don´t think that another sequel would work... What are the odds of the son of Harry Potter also get an arch-nemesis? It'd be a bit stupid and repetitive...
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    If she did anything, I agree it should be the prequel.

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    Sep 29, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidIf she did anything, I agree it should be the prequel.



    Yes, I agree. I would actually enjoy reading about the earlier lives of some of the characters. Dumbledore especially.....how their kind came to be.....etc.

    As long as the words come from Rowling alone, it should be quite good! Just finished her latest book endeavor; Casual Vacancy in one long sitting. Complete departure from her previous style that we all know. Yet very good.

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    Sep 29, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    A prequel with Harry's parents and young snape and that story would be neat.

    or for something different - go back to the same timeline but come from different characters' perspectives like Neville - he became a bit of a badass at the end. A book from his perspective would be fun.





















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    Sep 29, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    She's published tons of unreleased material on Pottermore. However its mostly background info on vague characters and lore.

    sooo i think she should just wright another book icon_smile.gif
    Prequel? +1
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    I think towards the end the series ran out of steam, became a bit soap operaish rather than awesome fiction fantasy. The first book can't be beat though.
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    I think we've had enough wizards, vampires, zombies, etc on TV and in books to last us a lifetime. Something new people, something new.
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    Edward24 saidWell for me it is somewhat undecided I thought the series ended on a good note with Deadly Hallows Part 2 but if it is her decision to continue to make more books and films she has that right.




    I think towards the end the series ran out of steam, became a bit soap operaish rather than awesome fiction fantasy. The first book can't be beat as far as any book written in the English language . Prisoner of Azkaban rates right up there as well. It's quite amazing that the early books can stand on there own without having read the series.

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    Sep 29, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    they really need to do a RE-SHOOTING of the Half Blood Prince movie... that was awful compared to the book's story!
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Guaranteed I'd read it as soon as possible if she did...
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    smthjock saidthey really need to do a RE-SHOOTING of the Half Blood Prince movie... that was awful compared to the book's story!


    They didn´t even shot Dumbledore's funeral!! I was so pissed!!
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Prequel FTW!

    I'm surprised nobody said this yet, but we all wanna read more details of Dumbledore's budding gay romance with dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald icon_razz.gif

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    Sep 29, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    JK Rowling's new Adult Novel.

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    Sep 29, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    OK, not to sound the nerd alert, but am i the only one here who collects prop wands? icon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_redface.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    If Harry, Hermione or Ron were one of the villians, that would rock.
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidIf Harry, Hermione or Ron were one of the villians, that would rock.


    That would be...weird/interesting
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidIf Harry, Hermione or Ron were one of the villians, that would rock.


    That would be awesome, but it would absolutely never happen.

    Harry Potter stopped being a literary being a long time ago. It became a commercial juggernaut and stopped being an entity of literary creativity.

    This is the reason Harry Potter didn't die in the last book. I bet you ANYTHING Rowling's publishers strongly pushed her into not killing him, perhaps even at the threat level. Why? Because Harry Potter is a money maker in every sector. Books, films, toys, clothing, video games, board games, action figures. The manufacturers of these absolutely BANK that little kids will buy them and play with them, pretending to be Harry Potter, making up new little stories and plot lines of their own.

    If Harry Potter had died in the final book, in a sense he would have been dead since the beginning. Imagine for example a mean older brother telling his little brother "YOU KNOW HE DIES IN THE END". Little kid cries, and doesn't see the point of playing with his little Harry Potter action figure.

    The series, as a literary creation, doesn't need more books. But EVERYONE connected to the publishing industry knows that if Rowling wrote another book it would be an immediate gold mine for everyone involved. Instant money maker. Hell I can even bet you they'd line up a movie script for it as soon as it came out and it would be a fucking successful movie. And when you have guaranteed money makers like that then that's all that matters. No room for literary or creative logic.
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    I agree with Trollileo about "Hogwarts, A History" or History of Magic. I think a spell book would be awesome too.
    She did the companion books about Beedle the Bard, Quidditch, and Magical Creatures and I think any book she does should be along these lines. Not necessarily a full blown novel, but something that gives more background information. Her universe is very rich and deep, I can't imagine it being tapped out already.


    There is also hope for her encyclopedia...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    EliBro saidOK, not to sound the nerd alert, but am i the only one here who collects prop wands? icon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_redface.gif


    I have Harry's, the Elder wand, AND actually went to Ollivander's and waited in line for 2+ hours for the experience just to get my very own $30.00 stick icon_smile.gif
    I am a total nerd.