"Harry Potter" is a series of seven Fantasy literature/fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series chronicles the adventures of a young Magician (fantasy)/wizard, Harry Potter (character)/Harry Potter, the titular character, and his friends Ron Weasley/Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal, conquer the Harry Potter universe/wizarding world, subjugate non-magical people, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.

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I meet people at book signings who whisper to me, 'We are trying the spells.' And I think: Well, don't bother, because I know I just made them up. They don't work.

[W]izarding ability is inherited in a mendelian fashion, with the wizard allele (W) being recessive to the muggle allele (M).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Each one goes deeper. You know you really get into it. It is quite a good read.

There will be no character named Icicle.

He's quite a softly spoken and unassertive man who changes over the course of the film, but what I liked about it was that he doesn't become a hero, but perhaps he becomes a fuller person, stronger; he emerges from himself.

I think the image I had in my head from the book -- they've captured it.

Wizards are fun and I wish it was real.