Rereadings: What to read after Harry Potter?
Okay, I finally finished my rereading of all the Harry Potter books last week (*weep!*). This means I’m suffering a little bit from PABD. Since I never experienced the whole series in order, I never really felt a loss reading-wise after finishing any of them. After completing Deathly Hallows, however, I put the book down and immediately didn’t know what to do with myself.
So today I turn to our readers in hopes of coping: What do you recommend to read after Harry Potter? Is there really anything comparable?
My bookbinding teacher suggested Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, which I will be reading this weekend and reviewing here soon. It has been billed as Harry Potter for adults, which just seems to mean that there’s more profanity, more heavy snogging, and a bit more wickedness. Frankly, these aren’t things I ever wished for in Harry Potter. I rather prefer Rowling’s generally clean tone to anything more “for adults.” So where does that leave me? At a loss, I can assure you!
Other sites have been pretty inane with their suggestions (“Did you know these this great little series called The Lord of the Rings? You should really give it a go!” being only one of the intelligence-insulting recommendations I’ve found) so I hope you guys can help a poor Potterite out!
Also, anyone want to commiserate about the intense “Deathly Hallows” film trailer that was recently released? Semi-related to books, right? I feel a little transgressive bringing it up here, anyway, so it can fall under more under “transgressions” than “literary.” :)