about 5 yrs back I decided to give the first book a go, read page 1 and gave up.
then recently I caught the last 45mins or so of one of the films on tv and thought it was quite entertaining actually, in a 'feel-good kids fantasy' type way. (possibly not the best phrased analogy there)...I think if I was 10 years old I would probably be a HP fan, although having said that I've never really dug the whole wizards-and-goblins thing in general, so who knows...but the concept of adults being full-on into this stuff I find a tad strange.
"No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."
Personally, I find all the people who are REALLY into almost anything (politics, Star Wars, literature, their own children, you name it) a tad strange.