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Salazar 29th September 2005 02:50 AM

Harry Potter, 8th Book?
 
Potter Fans, this is an [URL=http://www.starswelove.com/scriptsphp/news.php?newsid=4708]article[/URL] I found on the internet

[QUOTE=http://www.starswelove.com/scriptsphp/news.php?newsid=4708]"Author JK Rowling is planning to write an eighth Harry Potter novel. The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth Potter book - had previously vowed to only create seven adventures about the magical wizard. But she now wants to add an eighth entry, featuring outtakes she has edited from the series so far. Rowling will donate all proceeds from the book to charity, and publishers estimate the "Harry Potter Encyclopedia" could make in excess of $18 million. But the 39-year-old insists she's ready to retire when the hugely successful series ends. Rowling, who has made an estimated $960 million from Harry Potter, says, "I think it highly unlikely I'll write more novels. I've got enough for seven books and I never meant to carry the story beyond the end of book seven."[/QUOTE]

Alia 29th September 2005 03:02 AM

Re: Harry Potter, 8th Book?
 
Interesting...
True... I doubt it. I wish it was. I actually do enjoy Potter and his adventures!

Rane Longfox 30th September 2005 04:31 AM

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*cough*chequemonkey*cough*

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:)

dwndrgn 30th September 2005 06:42 PM

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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. [url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2347000/2347285.stm"]http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2347000/2347285.stm[/url]

AZDMIN16 25th November 2005 08:08 AM

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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Navy"]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.[/FONT][/COLOR]

Alexa 29th November 2005 01:03 AM

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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.

Midgit 28th March 2006 07:41 AM

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I think seven is enough. Besides what will Rowlling write about in the 8th book because it's all based around Harry and Hogwarts

mikeo 28th March 2006 09:37 PM

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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. :rolleyes:

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.)

rune 31st March 2006 07:40 AM

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You never know, she may kill Harry off in the 7th book!

Psychogirl 31st March 2006 08:29 AM

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I hope she does! It'd kill just about everyone who reads the books!

The Time Traveller 7th April 2006 04:05 AM

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An 8th book, does that mean there will be a 8th movie. It could all be DVD extras.

Oberondreams 2nd May 2006 06:59 PM

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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...

purple_kathryn 2nd May 2006 07:11 PM

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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.

alicebandassassin 2nd May 2006 07:27 PM

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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

purple_kathryn 2nd May 2006 08:35 PM

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[quote=alicebandassassin]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[/quote]

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)


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