While the biggest buzz for a Harry Potter book comes on release day, the second biggest has got to be when they announce said release day – and the name of the book. You can’t escape the announcement – the final book will be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the release is slated for July 21st of this year.
I’ve been a fan of the series for the past seven years – the books still deliver, as far as I’m concerned, although I was sorely disappointed in the fourth movie (I think it was too confusing and disjointed for non-readers). However, with this becoming one of the world’s greatest franchises, are we paying too much?
The assertion that we are was made on the discussion page for the new book.
R. Dennis says:I can’t believe how much it is!! That is even more than an adult hardback.
You would think someone from her background would have more feelings for people without a lot of money…
Yes, I know no one pays full price but it is still riduculous.
With the pre-order currently listed at $18.89, down from the List Price of $34.99, is this book too expensive? Keep in mind that the book is probably about 700 pages.
Whoa theres a book cover out??? I was looking at the trailer for Order of the Phoenix and for the first time in Harry Potter history, I can honestly say I’m not that excited! (Still that doesnt mean I won’t be the first one to see it! haha)
1mil: Hahahaha, so true! I’ll probably see Order of the Phoenix opening weekend, although I only go these days because Gary Oldman is my very favorite actor.
I’m afraid I don’t think the book is too expensive. I’ll probably even buy two copies so my wife and I can read at the same time. I’m usually pretty frugal about books and entertainment, so that’s a pretty novel (yes, pun intended) thing for me.
I did also enjoy Order of the Phoenix. When the initial music started playing in the theater, I was thinking, “I don’t know if I might be getting tired of this.” But I loved it. I understand that JKR didn’t really like the adaptation, but I was pleased. It caught my favorite elements of book 5 without being so darned much angst. I know a lot of people go in for angst, but not me, not even in Harry Potter.