I read a few of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books, but Richard Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy was way superior imho. The first film is out soon I think and I hope that they have done it justice. Is it out in the States first or is a simultaneous launch? Oh yes and I hear that some religious folk have decided to take offense. Still it has been a while since they had a film to get uppity about. Before anyone shouts at me, it is an alternative view, which we are allowed to have. That is different from being anti something.