It has been raining here in Dhaka since yesterday night. We caught rain yesterday in the daylight, too. But today, rain doesn’t stop. Looks like a perfect day to sit beside window and read books, right? And if the book is Harry Potter, you should be totally lost in it.
However, I never had the opportunity to touch a Harry Potter book up until now; and trust me, I don’t think I will ever touch one. That doesn’t make me a hater of magical fairytale (is that what Harry Potter is? I suppose so). I watched the first three installment of Harry Potter and I really liked them. From the fourth, well, I really lost my interest in it. I don’t know why, perhaps because I never really read the books on which these movies are based.
This morning, when I entered WordPress.com to log in to reply to the comments received in the previous post, a particular post in the Freshly Pressed caught my attention. It’s titled “The Final Harry Potter = The Death of my Childhood“. I read the post, and I totally understand the point of view that blogger has written the post from.
If you are a Bangladeshi, you should have heard the name of Tin Goyenda. It’s one of the most favorite series among teenage readers here in Bangladesh. These book contains mainly mysteries – solved by three teen passionate detectives. A huge number of Bangladeshis will say that they have spent a significant amount of time reading these mystery stories in their childhood. Now, if someone starts making screen-version of these stories, we will be highly amazed and curious to watch these movies. Plus when the last movie of the series will release, we will be sad because there will be no more.
That’s exactly what Harry Potter fans are feeling right now. In my opinion, this feeling has a meaning. Sympathy to Harry Potter fans, therefore. I can understand how bad it feels to lose something that you were a die-hard fan of during your childhood.
Lastly, a question to everybody reading this post: With Harry Potter coming to an end, do you feel sad because you used to read books and there will be no more Harry Potter? Did you like the movies more than the books or vice-versa?
Since I haven’t read the Harry Potter books ever, I have no answers. If you ever did read a single copy of Harry Potter series, take a moment to answer me.