1. PsychoToddler July 18, 2005 at 11:55 pm

    I don’t like sports.

  2. ClooJew July 17, 2005 at 10:38 pm

    Yes, reb neil, I too was, lulei demistafina, so bored by LOTR that I walked out!!!

  3. Jack's Shack July 17, 2005 at 7:29 pm


    You are not the first person to say that. I am sure that there are people who never get into or enjoy the sci-fi/fantasy genre.

    OTOH, I have found that I have gotten some people interested by spending a few minutes speaking to them about what is involved in these stories.

    There is action, drama, love and adventure.

    It can be similar to learning Gemara. If your command of the language is not great and your foundation is not quite there it can be harder to appreciate.

  4. rabbi neil fleischmann July 17, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    I am a person with creative leanings and yet have never gotten into science fiction or fantasy like Harry Potter (or Lord of Rings, or Star Trek or Buffy,etc.) I wonder why some people take to these things and some don’t. I’ve started Harry Potter but wasn’t pulled by it. I know that’s hard to read for the avid fans. I was bored by the movie (and Lord of the Rings).

  5. Jack's Shack July 17, 2005 at 5:34 pm

    So far I am really enjoying it.

  6. Janet July 17, 2005 at 5:07 pm

    Wow. I am really at a loss for what to say on people’s blogs today with all of this Harry Potter stuff.:(

  7. Anonymous July 17, 2005 at 12:55 pm

    I got my copy the other night, but I have promised myself that I need to finish “The List” before I start this. My son started his, but told me yesterday he probably should have reread the last book first. I may flip through it or listen to it… I love to listen to Jim Dale read it. Jim also reads Peter and the Star Catchers… you should read that one, too.

  8. ifyouwillit July 17, 2005 at 10:12 am

    Enjoy it, I am waiting for my copy ti et here from the UK as soon as my Mum has read it!

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