J.K. Rowling May Revisit Harry Potter's World

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  1. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I'd definitely be up for it. Though I think that a simple side story set in that world would be....underwhelming. Still, it is far less definitive than the answers she was giving three years ago and definitely makes it seem like we will see another wizarding world Rowling book in the future.
     
  2. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Makes sense to me. Harry Potter had a pretty big, well defined universe. If I'd created a world like that I'd want to keep playing in it. There's plenty of stuff there to do all kinds of stories that are very different from the HP books. The easiest would be to set it in another country, or far enough in the future where the Trio have risen to the point of being fairly distant authority figures that the characters in this particular story would never interact with.
     
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    As long as it's good, i wouldn't mind to see more, if she did parts set in the past i would like to know more about the war with Dumbledore's friend, the first dark lord, which aparently caused world war II
     
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  5. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Honestly, I'd really rather not see that. It would take away from the mystique that is Dumbledore. If she must do a prequel, do it about James and the Marauders. But I'd really rather see the world move forward, rather than backward.
     
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    She was mentioning a Prequel/ Sequel so i imagine the past being revealed in flashbacks, i would actually like to see some light brought to those events of the first war, not exactly every little detail but some more info on the things that happened.
     
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    I'd like to read about an Auror on assignment. Maybe Mad-Eye in his prime. I wish her luck in not including something that already appeared in fanfic somewhere (obscure as it may be).
     
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    She also said in that article that she may go back and do director's cuts of two of the novels because she was rushed when she wrote them the first time. She said it was one towards the beginning and one towards the end. Can only be COS and HBP.

    She has stated before that GOF she felt rushed on but its in the middle. SS and DH are at the ends. And she had three years to work on OOTP and has said it may have gotten out of hand. And POA she has said before that it was the easiest one to write so i cant imagine she would want to improve it.
     
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    I don't know how you could improve Chamber of Secrets. Maybe she just meant in prose style or something? Hmm.

    HBP I remember being quite slow and lacking in action right up until the end (to the extent that they added in entirely fabricated action scenes into the movie, like when the Death Eaters attack the Weasleys' cottage).

    A prequel would be neat, there is certainly plenty there to explore...I too would like to explore the world of the first dark lord (what was his name, Grunwald? I can't remember), or even when Voldemort first came to power and began murdering mudbloods.

    EDIT: Ah, it was Grindelwald.
     
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    HBP always seemed odd. Hermione's and to an extent Ron's characterization is off throughout most of the book and Harry acts like a twit over Ginny and the overall tone is even more odd given the events of the last book. Maybe someone else can articulate what im getring at. I like HBP but for me its always been the odd one out.

    As for COS, some of HBP was suppossed to be in COS and the original title of COS was the Half-Blood Prince but JKR felt she was giving away too much too soon so she left it for a later book leaving only small bits in COS. Maybe this is why COS and HBP never worked quite as well. COS was essentially a manuscript that was gutted of its story and left as a rehash of PS and HBP had to pick up the pieces and became an information dump.

    GOF has a tendency to rely on exposition. A mistake i would expect in an authors first couple of books but not their fourth. The whole conclusion is one big exposition. Yes, there is action, but it only parts the flood of exposition. Voldemort talks and talks and talks. Barty Crouch Jr talks and talks and talks. Lots of talking and people telling stories in that book. GOF was the one that rushed JKR the most and it was an exhausting experience to hear JKR tell it. I believe she said she was also pregnant at the time so she was even more strained. Its the reason she took 3 years on OOTP. She needed a break after GOF exhausting her. All the books could use a fine tuning and i as a fan would gladly purchase these fine tuned editions.
     
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    So, I guess her adult novel isn't doing that well then, huh?
     
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    Ive heard mixed reviews. Im sad to say that the description alone of her new novel bored me. I had no interest in the book. I hope she keeps at it, but sometimes your made for a certain craft. Harry Potter may be hers. Its a huge world and the way ut came to her puts it in a unique place in her mind. It seems to be her muse.

    That being said, my fear is that she will write more stories from the harey potter universe and the holes will start to show up. Inside hogwarts and the limited world we see in Harry Potter's story the world works. Im afraid if she ventures away from this confined area the world wont hold up. For instance how does the job market work in the harry potter universe? Wizards and witches would not possess the knowledge required to get well paying muggle jobs and the only wizarding professions seem to be government, bank, and a few outlying jobs. These are areas where the world could become implausible and collapse.
     
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    I can't see her returning to harry potter out of desperation or lack of ideas. I mean the women is a billionaire already she owns practically every book record. I don't think she has anything left to prove. From what i've heard of her new novel it seems that way.

    I think it would have actually been cool if she decided to start writting under a psudonym just to see how her non harry books would be recieved by the public. I believe stephen king tried that.
     
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    ^ She's spoken about doing that but ultimately decided it was braver to actually go up against the expectations associated with her name.
     
  15. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I knew she couldn't stay away.
     
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    Of course she will. This is similar to a young athlete, coach or entertainer who suddenly retires just to come back few years later. JK didn't retire as writer but will go back to HP in several years. That's what people expect her to do. That's what makes her money (although she probably doesn't need more)
     
  17. Moridin Death Contagious Deity

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    She said she is "very averse to the prequel-sequel idea", meaning she really doesn't want to do them.
     
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    Her new novel is actually a work of dramatic literature, as opposed to a genre novel like Harry Potter. So it would sell less as a matter of course. I think critically it's been well received.
     
  19. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    If she returned to the universe, I would rather she focus on the original struggle against Voldemort. The original Order of the Phoenix is far more interesting than the second. But, I would not want the focus to be on James, as he is/was a *****e.
     
  20. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    I want a book series about the beginnings of the Hogwarts and the main characters should be Slytherin, Huffepuff, RavenClaw and Gyffindor.
     

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