Somehow, I don't see the point of this thread at all. IMHO there are good books and bad ones, and to put a book in one of these two groups is mostly up to the reader. The same with HP
: I like it, came into the series at Book 4, read it, liked it a lot, bought myself 1, 2 and 3, liked them as much, and right now I'm finishing 5....and like it a lot.
What does this have to do with kids and oldies? With Rowling's way of writing? Nothing...read it, like it, or not!
AerLingus: No actually I don't like reading books full of sex, usually they are awfully written, absolutely vomit-triggering in terms of language (there's actually a prize now in Germany for the worst sex scene in literature...absolutely hilarious!!!) and besides adults are sometimes more into the real thing, therefore they can have a good time reading HP
without having the feeling they could miss something. But you'll learn that when you grow up