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Old 08-02-2007, 04:21 PM
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PS/SS Book Discussion Thread

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone
This thread is for the discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone book.

Please keep on topic to only the plot of the first book so you don't spoil any new comers to the series who haven't read any further.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for re-opening the discussion thread baileycat!

I just started getting into the whole 'Harry Potter' craze about a week ago. I'm almost finished the first book.

So far, my favorite character is 'Hagrid'. He looks dangerous and rough but has the kindest heart and wouldn't hurt a fly. So to speak...

He's someone you can trust with your life.

My favorite scene in the first book to date is when Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville run into 'Fluffy'. The description of the dog and size and the reaction of the characters was well written, and I felt it was paralleled well in the first movie. It was just like it was written.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:28 PM
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I think Hagrid was one of JKR favourite characters to write too.

The most loveable character you will ever meet.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:49 PM
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the book that started it all i read it first when i was about 9/10 i think and fell in love with it! i might actually start re reading the whole series now its finished
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:00 PM
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I just finished reading the chapter about Norbert the dragon and how Hagrid sobbed when he had to let him go. Makes you just want to give Hagrid a big hug!
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:39 PM
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i might actually start re reading the whole series now its finished
That's my plan too. Can't wait to go back to the very beginning and read Harry's (re-)introduction to the wizarding world again.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:08 PM
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I just finished the first book. It was a great ending. I loved Hagrid's character the most, he's so emotional. I loved it.

Dumbledore is a great character. He looks like the old fool, but is much wiser then most give him credit for. I love that about his character!
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:42 AM
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Not really about the book but I was just gonna watch PS the movie and I can no longer watch that movie without the urge to cry (it's off now) lol. It's like a nostalgia movie for me I was 10 (most of us where probably around that age) when it was released so when I watch it I just feel like damn where did all the time go. Then the trio look so tiny as well which just makes it stand out so much more
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So true! They all so cute and little and I remember how I have must look back than!
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:33 PM
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I love how amazed Harry is of the wizarding world and of Diagon Alley etc it's a really well written book for people of that age group, I enjoy reading it and plan to re-read the books in order now.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:02 AM
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That's great! It's fun to see when someone rediscovers the books after a while. Proves they're classics.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:30 PM
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True. God I haven't read CoS again for two years now, I think this summer I'll be going through them again. It's fun when little moments of foreshadowing get clearer
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Hey, I just started rereading the series from the beginning and I noticed something weird in the first book.

Hagrid about Quirrell - "Oh, yeah. Poor bloke. Brilliant mind. He was fine while he was studyin' outta books but then he took a year off ter get some first-hand experience...They say he met vampires in the Black Forest, and there was a nasty bit o' trouble with a hag -- never been the same since. Scared of the students, scared of his own subject -- now, where's me umbrella?" (p70-71, American Edition)

This seems to imply that Quirrell has already been teaching at Hogwarts for a while, but that doesn't fit with the curse since Voldemort tried to get the job. Continuity error or am I missing something?
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:07 AM
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He could have been teaching a different subject before. That's not uncommon.
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Yeah, Jo said that Quirrell was the Muggle Studies professor before getting the DADA job.

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