Potter does nothing for me sorry, can't get over the fact that these are kids books in my mind. I know adults love them but its never donme it for me
No offense, but that has to be the most uninformed dismissal of the series possible (I've heard it before, too; a guy at my work said the same thing).
While the books certainly appeal to kids, and have kids--or at least adolescents--as the main characters, the stories themselves deal with much more complex subject matters than your basic Ramona Quimby novel. There's love, lust, death, betrayal, good vs. evil, etc. Additionally, they deal with what is actually very
mature subject matter. I mean, there's the "fun" magic stuff and Quidditch and all that, but these are the same books that brought the Philosopher's Stone and Nicholas Flamel into the mainstream (well, sort of), for crying out loud.
Alchemy and the occult have never really been the sole domain of rugrats.....
I've got tix to see a matinee with my daughter tomorrow, and I'm going to watch the first two back-to-back tonight.