Discussion in 'J K Rowling' started by Salazar, Sep 29, 2005.
Potter Fans, this is an article I found on the internet
True... I doubt it. I wish it was. I actually do enjoy Potter and his adventures!
more of these add-ons will no doubt continue to trickle out for years and years. I'm cynical about them personally, but thats just me, of course
That said, I would probably still buy it, if it was done properly
This article seems to say that it is possible that an eighth book will be out there but that it will not be a 'story' but just a collection of HP info. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2347000/2347285.stm
As much as I think we'd all like to hear that she's going to write another book after Harry's schooling is over, I don't think it's going to happen. Many people have asked her to continue telling his story, and what happens to him after school, but she's never agreed to doing so. I'd love to see her write another book after Year 7 telling us what happens in his future life, but I know I'll probably be disappointed like others that it'll never come out. I guess it will be up to us (her fans) to imagine what would happen later on, and to keep the story living within ourselves.
Everything has an end. Another volume will pass the adventure to adults and unfortunately not all of them are interested. In my opinion, 7 volumes are enough to find out who will be the winner, Harry or Voldermort.
I think seven is enough. Besides what will Rowlling write about in the 8th book because it's all based around Harry and Hogwarts
As the original post says, it'll just be "outtakes," so it'll be whatever her editors managed to convince her to remove from the previous books. Judging from the size of her recent books, book eight is going to be thin.
I wouldn't be surprised if she eventually licenses the Hogwarts world to someone though - there's a goldmine in spinoff books just waiting to happen. (Which isn't to say that the main series hasn't been a goldmine in it's own right.)
You never know, she may kill Harry off in the 7th book!
I hope she does! It'd kill just about everyone who reads the books!
An 8th book, does that mean there will be a 8th movie. It could all be DVD extras.
I doubt she will ever license the rights out to anyone. Shes very very VERY protective of her work. Its almost like an invisible child to her. I doubt should would let someone else do it, even if they are just spin-offs. Besides... she's got enough money to last her a lifetime... and more...
As much as I love Harry Potter I think I would be a little disappointed with JKR if she brought out an 8th novel - that smacks of selling out.
However if she wants to produce an HP encyclopedia or other such "reference" books I really don't take issue with it - I don't buy those anyways. If the article is correct and she would donate the proceeds to charity I would commend her for it.
i have to say i agree if she did an eighth book it would smell off presure to make that little bit more out off a subject streched to far
Would anyone actually classify a reference book as an 8th book though? I thought there were already a couple of books like that out (well one about the rules of Quidditch anyways)
it will probably fill in some of the gaps and give information we didn't now about certian characters all hidden in a storry of harry when he is older with a family or somthing he has unfineshed buissnes with some one or somthink like that anyway.
so i think it would be a good idea as well as a bad idea
I think a prequal or two could be good. i'd kinda like 2 know more about how things got started, and leading up 2 harry potter.
That would be fun. I f Harry does not beat Voldemort in the seventh book then there would be need of an eighth book, but if he does then it should end at seven. Prequals would be a cool idea though. I just would not want the HP seris to be like everything else the same poor shmuck gets every badguy in the universe mad at him, and it is a never ending cycle of"look who has come to save the day!".
I think that it would be kinda cool if it were an Encyclopedia... but that really isn't an eight book, it is more an info book...
im not sure... harry potter is good but an 8th book? i think she should only do 7
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