So I just started reading the Harry Potter franchise.
I must admit I’m a complete novice. I have never seen the movies or read any of the books before. But it was on my bucket list to read them, so I started a few weeks ago. I’ve read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and am now a few chapters into Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
And I just don’t get what all the hype is about.
I can understand kids, preteens and teenagers getting into the book. But I’m at a loss at why it captivated so many adults.
I remember a few years back, when working at a community newspaper, going to one of the local bookstores to take photos of people waiting in line for the book that was going on sale on midnight. I was flabbergasted by how many adults were in line to buy the book for themselves. Even a very good friend of mine was in line.
But it’s a pretty simple book. I find it dull in places, and it doesn’t keep my attention the way adult books would. I don’t get why grown-ups fell in love with it.
Do they get better? Were people engrossed because of the films? Am I just missing something? Am I too much of a muggle to miss it?
Someone please explain the hype to me.