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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Release Date Announced

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the allegedly-the-last dept.

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Croakyvoice writes "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, the seventh and final book in the best-selling series, has been scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007, Scholastic announced today." A deluxe edition for collectors and enthusiasts is also planned with a simultaneous release.

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MOD PARENT DOWN (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17853928)

Stolen directly from TFA

'scifi'? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17853932)

Who tagged this 'scifi'?

frist post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17853936)

frist post

Sci Fi (1, Redundant)

germansausage (682057) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853942)

Taggers are on crack. Again. Scifi. WTF?

Re:Sci Fi (3, Interesting)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854050)

Didn't Clarke say something along the lines of, "Any science, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic."? The it's Ma-Fi (magic fiction, but maybe someone thought the reverse was true, and that this magic was indistinguishable from science.

Ma-Fi??? (5, Insightful)

Wilson_6500 (896824) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854120)

We already have a genre for "Magic Fiction."

Fantasy.

Re:Sci Fi (4, Insightful)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854396)

And WTF is the idea of linking to a random gaming forum for this "news"?

The publisher's press release is here [bloomsbury.com] . Why does Slashdot indulge people who cut and paste from a primary source to their lousy site/blog/forum/Piquepaille to get clicks? Aside from the clicks, it often gets distorted and cut to the submitter's agenda, or just cluelessness.

Re:Sci Fi (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854432)

Scifi. WTF?

I heartily agree. It's SF folks, not sci-fi.

Re:Sci Fi (1)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854578)

I heartily agree. It's SF folks, not sci-fi.

Harry Potter is neither. That's fantasy.

Sweeeet! (0)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853948)

I read these books aloud to my wife... I guess I should clear my calendar on August evenings!

Re:Sweeeet! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854510)

omg you should do that while dressed up as wizards, having sex

Re:Sweeeet! (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854630)

Actually, we do the same thing. We actually started doing this with the Elizabeth Peters mysteries while my wife was in labor with our first child. It was a way to get through the waiting besides watching the contraction lines on the monitor.

The problem with the Harry Potter books is that my wife cheats and sneak reads ahead.

Regardless of the release date (2, Insightful)

Tebriel (192168) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853954)

I'm sure someone will have posted spoilers to the internet months in advance, and if you care about Harry Potter, you'll have inadvertently stumbled upon them and cursed loudly.

Cue spoiler t-shirts. (5, Funny)

Kadin2048 (468275) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854012)

I'm sure the T-shirt printers are getting ready: "Harry Potter dies on page 573, I just saved you 15 hours and $29."

Re:Cue spoiler t-shirts. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854466)

I'm sure the T-shirt printers are getting ready: "Harry Potter dies on page 573, I just saved you 15 hours and $29."

It's going to be hilarious when you're torn limb from limb by a horde of enraged 12 year old girls.

Re:Cue spoiler t-shirts. (1)

stanmann (602645) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854554)

I expect to purchase the book before 0100 the day it goes on sale, to get a couple hours sleep, and finish the book by noon.

Re:Regardless of the release date (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854072)

Does it really matter if people post spoilers?

When the last book came out and people posted about Dumbledore being dead it didn't detract much from the story, in fact, it was the most interesting part of all the books released because of the dialogue between Snape and Dumbledore. After six years we STILL don't know if Snape's good or bad. People couldn't even decide if Dumbledore was actually dead until JK decided to say he was.

The writing of that chapter was pure genius perhaps BECAUSE of the spoiler.

Re:Regardless of the release date (3, Funny)

SoulDrift (638565) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854248)

Dumbledore dies?!

You insensitive clod!!

Re:Regardless of the release date (1)

Hes Nikke (237581) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854374)

Dumbledore is not dead [beyondhogwarts.com] . He just can't be! *runs and cries*

Re:Regardless of the release date (4, Insightful)

porcupine8 (816071) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854264)

I've honestly never seen an honest-to-god HP spoiler. Where do you find them? There's always tons of speculation, but the only real info is whatever JKR releases on her site - which is rarely to never anything really useful. There were some supposed "spoilers" of Dumbledore's death, but there were just as many sites saying it was going to be Hagrid (or one of several other characters).

Re:Regardless of the release date (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854482)

There is a scanned image of the page on which Dumbledore dies that first showed up on the web before the official release date. It appeared in more than a few threads on Fark.com

Re:Regardless of the release date (3, Funny)

Rebelgecko (893016) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854558)

Warning: Spoiler alert! [xkcd.com]

Re:Regardless of the release date (1)

IdolizingStewie (878683) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854586)

Somebody here had it in their sig about a week before the book came out. He's lucky this guy [bash.org] never perfected his invention.

Live Blogging from B&N (4, Funny)

thesupermikey (220055) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853966)

Just letting people know i started camping out in front of my local Barnes and Noble This afternoon. If anyone could bring me some coffee, that would be super-sweet.

Im going to get back to writing my erotic fan fiction where Hairy and lee adama from Battlestar Galactica become close friends (wink wink)

Re:Live Blogging from B&N (1)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853998)

Lee isn't Harry's type!

s/wand/wang/g (5, Funny)

frogstar_robot (926792) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854086)

Robot Chicken: Harry Potter battles Pubertas (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854512)

Re:Live Blogging from B&N (1)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854096)

Dude, there's a Starbucks in every B&N. Can't you get your coffee there?

Re:Live Blogging from B&N (5, Insightful)

Firehed (942385) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854144)

Oh that's just so wrong. I bet he'd go for Starbuck though. Actually, probably Boomer, seeing that he had a thing for Asians :)

Re:Live Blogging from B&N (1)

idtawra (1050584) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854622)

So he's a /.'r?

Re:Live Blogging from B&N (1)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854176)

where Hairy and lee adama

Slip of the keyboard there?

So... (2, Funny)

Hsensei (1055922) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853968)

wonder when the "Harry dies on page..." shirts come out?

Profit! (1)

wasted (94866) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854198)

So, wonder when the "Harry dies on page..." shirts come out?
1. Set up Cafe Press account to sell "Harry Dies on Page ...?" shirts.
2. Advertise by posting on Slashdot.
3. Avoid lawsuits by .....?
4. Profit!

Can someone help me with step 3?

Big f'ing deal. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17853972)

'Nuff said.

So does this mean (2, Funny)

jlechem (613317) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853978)

I can finally kick my habit of dirty nasty but delicious harry on ron on hermoine on snape fanfics and get into some real book reading?

Harry Potter's Deathly Hallows breakfast cereal (2, Funny)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853984)

I can't wait to eat a bowl of Deathly Hallows. I might even mix in some C3POs if I'm feeling saucy.

Spoilers (1)

sokoban (142301) | more than 7 years ago | (#17853988)

Harry kills Voldemort on page 608!

Nooooooooooooooooo. You bitch.

Re:Spoilers (5, Funny)

taustin (171655) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854048)

Page 608? I would think she'd wait until the last half of the book, at least.

Re:Spoilers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854324)

Voldemort is killed and magic is destroyed forever. No more magic, no more Hogwarts, everyone becomes a Muggle. Ron and Hermione get married. The end.

Summary of the story (4, Funny)

Frogbert (589961) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854018)

1. Harry goes to school.
2. After a few weeks something weird starts to happen.
3. Ignore it until just before the school year ends.
4. Find out what was causing whatever was weird to happen.
5. Defeat it/Showdown with Voldemort.

But seriously I love the books.

Re:Summary of the story (2, Funny)

Broken scope (973885) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854150)

I think you for got 2 steps. N: ?????????? N: PROFIT?!

Re:Summary of the story (4, Funny)

ocbwilg (259828) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854314)

1. Harry goes to school.

Ha! You're obviously wrong, as Hogwart's was closed at the end of book 6 and Harry wasn't planning on going back anyways! Loser!

Re:Summary of the story (1)

complete loony (663508) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854320)

Judging from the end of the last book, I think step 1 will not apply to this book.

Some others:

Something magical happens during summer break.
Hagrid says something he's not supposed to.
There's a confrontation with Malfoy.
Harry and friends break school rules, lie about it, then are praised for saving the day by their teachers.

What? NOT a Vista article? (4, Funny)

GFree (853379) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854032)

Unless this new Harry Potter book has some gratuitous Microsoft/Vista-basing incorporated somehow, it has no place on Slashdot!

The release date will be delayed 17 times (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854298)

And when it's finally released, the middle 300 pages that promised all kinds of things will be missing.

That'll make it a Vista article.

Re:What? NOT a Vista article? (1)

GFree (853379) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854588)

Hmm.

My first moderation was "Troll". Then someone finally realises that I was making a light-hearted JOKE about the Vista articles here, and that results in a second moderation of "Funny". Congrats to the latter, check your insecury to the former.

Since when do books have more than one edition? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854034)

"A deluxe edition for collectors and enthusiasts is also planned with a simultaneous release."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Deluxe Edition
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ultimate Edition
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Home Premium Edition
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Home Basic Edition
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Business Edition
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Enterprise Edition ...

Don't think it won't happen.

Since when do books have more than one section? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854416)

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Deluxe Edition"

This will have a "making of..." section were J.K.Rowling sits at her typewriter typing, and typing, and typing. Riveting stuff.

Re:Since when do books have more than one edition? (1)

billster0808 (739783) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854464)

Dont forget: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-N to comply with those silly EU anti-trust laws

Who the fuck cares? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854060)

Let's face it, if you care about Harry Potter you are either a child or a child molester.

Re:Who the fuck cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854222)

...or both.

Gotta give her credit (5, Insightful)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854070)

All jokes aside it's impressive accomplishment to go from a single mother on the dole to the most successful author of all time and she's still relatively young. The big question really has to be what next?

Re:Gotta give her credit (5, Funny)

Bwana Geek (1033040) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854168)

I'm guessing we go 2 or 3 years with nothing, then out comes Harry Potter Jr. and the Redundant Storyline of Destiny.

Gotta give her a ring. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854220)

"The big question really has to be what next?"

Marriage of course. Gotta have someone to spend that money on. :)

Re:Gotta give her credit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854278)

Discovering that money doesn't buy happiness?

Re:Gotta give her credit (3, Insightful)

koreth (409849) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854308)

Or, perhaps, that it does, and the people who say that are often trying to convince themselves that it's okay their finances are a mess?

Re:Gotta give her credit (-1, Troll)

dave420 (699308) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854346)

Appealing to the lowest common denominator should never be encouraged. She wrote schlock fantasy, obviously targetted it at children (in a patronising fashion), and laughed as everyone lapped it up, seemingly oblivious to the contrived nature of its creation. She's the literary Britney Spears. yay her.

Re:Gotta give her credit (1)

ezratrumpet (937206) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854446)

Her literary allusions are far from contrived. The HP books are accessible to children and sophisticated enough for the discerning reader. She's shown every indication of sharing her immense wealth and has done nothing to flaunt her success.

Re:Gotta give her credit (4, Insightful)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854456)

The Harry Potter series may not be Ulysses, but it did weave a tapestry of fantasy that not only appealed to a wide range of readers, but also grew with the kids that they were primarily aimed at. The protagonist went from having normal adolescent troubles being the most of his worries to being thrust into adulthood to face a showdown with a frightfully powerful antagonist and his followers. Green Eggs and Ham, this ain't.

All this aside, when has there been this much hoopla over a book in recent times? People will camp out in front of stores for the latest game consoles, hottest movies, etc, but its truely unique to see that kind of reception for a book. Instead of rotting their brains in front of the tv sets, kids are exercising their imaginations with these books and *gasp* even picking up other books along the way. Kids who may not have otherwise gotten into reading for pleasure have been introduced to it from reading Harry Potter.

If this is "catering to the lowest common denominator", then I say we need much more of it.

Re:Gotta give her credit (5, Insightful)

NMerriam (15122) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854514)

She's the literary Britney Spears.
In their own times, so were Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Don't even get me started on Dumas.

The only question is whether the story and craft appeals across generations, which Harry Potter seems to do very well so far.

Re:Gotta give her credit (4, Insightful)

daviddennis (10926) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854614)

i have enjoyed reading her books.

I have never, at any point, enjoyed the "music" created by Britney Spears.

The fact that people ranging from kids to Slashdotters to more or less typical adults have enjoyed the books seems like an excellent tribute to their quality. It's very hard writing something a general audience enjoys. In particular, very few science fiction/fantasy authors have done it.

I think fans of SF/fantasy should be congratulating her on her success instead of trying to cut her down.

The general public sometimes shows surprisingly decent taste. This is one of these times.

D

Re:Gotta give her credit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854582)

Marrying me and providing me a life of utter luxury and decadence.

Good news for OOTP movie (2, Interesting)

nebaz (453974) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854088)

I'm sure the producers of the fifth Harry Potter movie are jumping for joy, as their movie [yahoo.com] comes out very close to that time (July 13). The publication of the last book would generate much more buzz about Harry Potter than any thing they could come up with for the movie on it's own.

Re:Good news for OOTP movie (5, Funny)

Frogbert (589961) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854566)

Wow what an amazing and fortunate coincidence!

missed opportunity (3, Interesting)

jtcm (452335) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854100)

I can't believe they're not releasing the book 2 weeks ealier!

The 7th book should really be released on 7/7/07.

Re:missed opportunity (1, Insightful)

SEMW (967629) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854240)

...7th July has certain historical connotations for British people...

Re:missed opportunity (5, Insightful)

maxume (22995) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854422)

Great. All we need is 363 more terrorist attacks and nobody will be able to do anything anymore for fear of not being sensitive enough.

Re:missed opportunity (1)

SEMW (967629) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854470)

Alright, being overly sensitive and PC is not necessarily a good idea -- but releasing a book that has terrorism and murder as key themes on a date specifically designed to draw attention to itself and the 7s in the date in order to attract publicity -- when that date is the second anniversary of 7/7... Well, the publicity generated might be a little bitter, that's all I'm saying. Boycotts don't help sales. Well, in the short run, anyway...

Re:missed opportunity (1, Flamebait)

SetupWeasel (54062) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854524)

If I get you correctly, you are saying they should wait until the seventh anniversary of 7/7 to release the book. Marketing Genius!

Re:missed opportunity (1)

diersing (679767) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854444)

Not being British, do tell... I tried myself but came up empty - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_7 [wikipedia.org]

Re:missed opportunity (1)

SEMW (967629) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854484)

You're joking, right? You've heard of 9/11 (11/9 in European convention), I trust?

Re:missed opportunity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854544)

The Convenience Store? Yeah, I've heard of it.

Re:missed opportunity (1)

BridgeBum (11413) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854546)

Try the second to last 2005 event. Bombings in the London subway.

Savage Sig (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854618)

I don't like numbers which can't be written as fractions. It's an irrational fear.

That almost seems like a Savage Chickens joke.

Re:missed opportunity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854438)

And bundled with a re-release of Iron Maidens Seventh Son of a Seventh Son?

It's just a number dude!

Re:missed opportunity (1)

angrytuna (599871) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854490)

I was curious about that too; the leaky cauldron fan site holds that it's the 10th anniversary of the pub date of book 1.

Then, of course, I felt a bit ashamed for going to look up the rationale of the release date. Put me in mind of a certain penny arcade cartoon [penny-arcade.com] .

Great! (1)

gulfan (524955) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854124)

I can't wait till Raincoast Books subpoena me again for disclosing the ending! Time to get Leonard J. Crabs ready for this one.

Difference Between Childrens' and Adults' Versions (0, Offtopic)

juancnuno (946732) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854166)

Hey,

All these Harry Potter stories have alluded to separate editions for children and adults. I didn't know there were adult versions of the Harry Potter books until recently. Is there a difference, content-wise?

I'm thinking I've been getting the childrens' versions so far.

Thanks.

Re:Difference Between Childrens' and Adults' Versi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854200)

The only difference is the artwork on the covers. I guess adults are supposed to have more subdued colours on their bookshelves?

Re:Difference Between Childrens' and Adults' Versi (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854214)

Nah. It's just the covers that differ. Something about adults not wanting to be seen reading a kid's book, or some such.

Me, I'll take whatever's going cheaper, and around here, that's the "children's" version.

Re:Difference Between Childrens' and Adults' Versi (1)

porcupine8 (816071) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854316)

They just have different covers, so you're not reading something with a cartoon on the cover on the bus.

Re:Difference Between Childrens' and Adults' Versi (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854368)

You mean I'm supposed to be hiding my Myth books? Now you tell me. Oh, the shame.

KFG

Adult edition? (1)

Elouise (972935) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854170)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallo ws-Adult/dp/B000M2DJQI/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/202-14 18729-1355842 [amazon.co.uk] Does this mean that "Harry" gets his kit off in relation to some animal that hagrid brings home?

Re:Adult edition? (1)

SEMW (967629) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854276)

Does this mean that "Harry" gets his kit off in relation to some animal that hagrid brings home?
They've been there, done that, made it into a stage play [the-leaky-cauldron.org] ...

Re:Adult edition? (1)

Elouise (972935) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854378)

yeah hence my comment...

in the future (0, Flamebait)

lazycam (1007621) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854180)

I'd prefer to see another worthless iPhone post. Seriously...Harry Potter? It's not a slow news day, so what gives? Again, is this /. or middle school.

Re:in the future (2, Funny)

Duct Tape Jedi (802164) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854280)

have you read any of the books? they are good! I don't care how old you are! Yes I might be a little drunk right now cause I discovered a liquor store that lets me make my own 6pack of beer but these books are great! I sure I'm not being as coherent as I usually am due to my BAC but yeah . . . . . . oh yeah I would also go as far to say that reading these books might be considered at least a little bit nerdy and therefore might explain why its on /.

Re:in the future (1)

lazycam (1007621) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854360)

I stand corrected.

Re:in the future (2, Funny)

SEMW (967629) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854414)

have you read any of the books? they are good! I don't care how old you are! Yes I might be a little drunk right now...
Woah... An increase in teenage drinking [bbc.co.uk] ... Record-setting Harry Potter book sales [wikipedia.org] ...

I think I spot a connection!

Spoilers... (5, Funny)

penguin_dance (536599) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854224)

I've got the scoop the story:
"The school and Harry's friends are scandalized when he shows up to the prom naked on a horse."

Ooops...sorry, wrong story [equustheplay.com] .

RMS says no. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17854336)

Richard Stallman recommends boycotting Harry Potter books: http://www.stallman.org/harry-potter.html [stallman.org]

No he doesn't (2, Informative)

OzPeter (195038) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854472)

RMS says boycott buying the books, not reading them. Read your own link.

Harry Potter and the Grammar Nazi? (-1, Redundant)

Original Replica (908688) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854354)

... the Deathly Hallows? Shouldn't that be the Deadly Hallows? I don't think I've ever seen "deathly" used anywhere other than in front of "ill". Is this a difference between (UK) English and American English, or is Ms. Rowling giving us all a new way to use this adjective?

Re:Harry Potter and the Grammar Nazi? (1, Offtopic)

DragonTHC (208439) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854362)

have you ever seen the word muggle used before?
how about dumbledore?

then shut your typing fingers up!

Re:Harry Potter and the Grammar Nazi? (5, Informative)

Yosho (135835) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854366)

"Deathly" is a perfectly good word. It means "like or resembling death." "Deadly," on the other hand, means "causing death."

Re:Harry Potter and the Grammar Nazi? (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854480)

Horcruxes.

Horcruxen?

Re:Harry Potter and the Grammar Nazi? (3, Funny)

dbIII (701233) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854526)

Is this a difference between (UK) English and American English

Yes, and it tends to "loose" something in translation :)

I prefer Barry Trotter (1, Informative)

OzPeter (195038) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854394)

Barry Trotter [amazon.com] is more fun to read, but the really best thing is that the books are about one tenth the size for the same entertainment.

All killing jokes aside (1)

Vacardo (1048640) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854460)

I for one can't wait to see how this series will come to a conclusion - and of course, to see the movies retcon the novels to have Snape appear as a villain "the whole time along!"

I cant wait (2, Informative)

indraneil (1011639) | more than 7 years ago | (#17854528)

I agree that the basic storyline has always been the same, but I find it readable none the same and it is to the credit of JKR that she manages to keep me as hooked now as I was, a decade ago (when I was a teen).
The difference between the two editions is not in the content but in the book binding and the covers of the same
You may see the differences in covers here [bloomsbury.com] .
The top row is the children's version, incase, you fail to get it!!
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<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>