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I'm going to turn comments off on this just because I'm feeling cowardly and approximately 99.99% of my f-list are massive Harry Potter fans.

And no, I've never read the books and I've only seen snatches of the movies. But since joining fandom I've learned tons about HP passively and nothing, absolutely nothing, that I've learned has made me the slightest bit interested in finding out more.  And this piece by Sady Doyle kind of sums up all the reasons. Maybe if I got into it when I was at the right stage I would enjoy the redeeming stuff about it, but now at my cynical age, having read enough special chosen boy narratives... nope. Just can't deal with it. Sorry folks.

I think some people who love HP also have loved this piece, so you might want to give it a chance. I like Tolkien but I also like stuff that rips into Tolkien, so as they say, YMMV.

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