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I’m 16 and even I enjoy these books lol. Read the books as I became less fond of the films as I got older and wanted to see if I did still like the actual story. I am not a fast reader and I’m dyslexic and I could not stop reading the first book (philosophers stone) I finished it in 2 nights! All the rest have been similar, I’m only on the 4th one however I can’t stop reading and they’re absolutely amazing books for any age, I’m so hooked. So glad I bought this set of my own so I can read them whenever. Also the illustrations on the covers are lovely
As every fan looking at this collection, I too had every book on my shelf already. I evaluated the cost-benefit of re-investing in something I already have. And after months of having this on the wishlist, I went for it. Half a day later, after opening the boxset, I can say honestly that I'm really glad I did. It is a beautiful edition.
Things I liked a lot - 1. The dust jackets are beautiful material. It feels like felt. And the artwork has golden starbursts - really emphasizes the magical touch of childhood's best moments :) 2. The books are individually lightweight despite all being good quality hardbacks. Even the heaviest one is easy to pick up and read unlike the some of the older edition I had. 3. The books have a pretty map artwork of Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and surroundings. 4. They are a snug fit in the external red box which has an intricate gold artwork of a dragon and Harry on a brromstick. Literally a box of magic! 5. The books have added distinctive handwriting for every character's letters - a proper newsletter feel to clippings etc. Brings that world a little more alive and closer to you.
Things that I'm a little disappointed / on the fence about - 1. Harry looks the same age on the artwork of all 7 books' covers. I loved that my older editions show an older Harry with every progressing book. We were growing up with him. 2. The colors of the hardbacks beneath the dust jackets. You have 2 blues, 2 purples. I think it really should've been 7 distinctive colors. And Half Blood Prince should've been a green/blue given its callout to Snape. I really like my older edition of Half Blood Prince better.
This last one is tricky - The older Bloomsbury editions of the last 3 books were obviously of thicker / better grade paper than the current boxset. But the current ones make the books more lightweight and easy to carry and don't feel flimsy per se. So I'm kinda neutral overall. Books 4-7 have a smaller relative font size and hence more words per page than Books 1-3. This is why the books' relative thickness looks a bit off at first glance (especially when comparing to earlier editions).
Overall, I am happy with the boxset and would recommend the indulgence to those who want to immortalize a part of their childhood in this collector's edition.
The books were beautifully packed and handled with a lot of care. No printing mistake was found in any of the books. I bought it for Rs.2399 and it's totally worth the price. It was delivered within 2 days of my order and 1 day before the estimated delivery date. Totally loving it, the covers are also beautiful and worth a buy. It's a wonderful addition to my bookshelf. Thank you Amazon.
I bought this as a present for my class (our class text is the Philosopher's Stone) and they loved it! They spent ages looking at the box because it is really lovely and has a beautiful picture of Hogwarts across the box. The books are the modern editions with lovely covers. It has a nice bulky weight which is nice. Only minor drawback is that it is a tight fit to get the books in and out (think they'll all be in use a lot of the time though!). Great value and super delivery.
Bought these for my son as he’s not seen the films. The deal is when he finishes a book he can watch the corresponding film. He’s whizzing through the books now. Well packaged and competitively priced. Glad we bought them, my son loves them.
Can’t go wrong with these original Mary GrandPré edition! This boxed set is perfect. I love that the box is designed to look like an actual trunk you take to Hogwarts. And I love how you can fit this entire box on the shelf, or on the floor or anywhere, it’s very compact. It looks very good on photos too. The covers are vibrant and the books feel heavy and sturdy and just overall premium quality. Mine arrived in perfect condition. No defects whatsoever. I almost don’t want to use them because of how beautiful they are.
Als ehemalige Buchhändlerin kommt man an Harry Potter nicht vorbei - soll man auch gar nicht! Selten hat mir das Lesen einer Jugendbuchreihe so viel Freude bereitet. Obgleich es meiner Ansicht nach innerhalb der Reihe starke und schwache Bücher gibt (mein absoluter Favorit ist und bleibt der dritte Band), ist die Reihe als Ganzes absolut lesenswert, verzaubert mit seinen Charakteren und lädt ein, in eine fantastische Welt einzutauchen. Gerade weil die Geschichte ursprünglich für junge oder jüngere Leser angedacht war, dann aber auch viele Erwachsene verzaubert hat, gefiel mir die schlichte, schwarze Ausgabe mit den goldenen Lettern besonders gut. Die Buchumschläge sind wunderschön gestaltet, die eigentlichen Bücher sind schlicht schwarz gehalten. (Achtung: ich besitze die ältere Ausgabe, in der neueren Ausgabe sind die Bücher selbst zweifarbig, wenn ich es richtig gesehen habe.) Mir persönlich war es wichtig, dass es sich um die Bloomsbury-Ausgabe in britischem Englisch handelt (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, nicht H.P and the Sorcerer's Stone). In diesem Zusammenhang finde ich auch erwähnenswert, dass sich gerade der erste Band sehr gut eignet, um das eingerostete Schulenglisch aufzufrischen und mit dem Lesen englischsprachigen Lektüren zu beginnen. Für mich ist dieser Schuber ein kleiner Schatz in meiner Büchersammlung. Klares JA zum Kauf.
Bought as a Christmas prezzie for my 7yo daughter, she absolutely loves Harry Potter. She also got nintendo switch among other gifts from Santa, she constantly tells me that this was the best gift that santa brought her. I have read other reviews of ppl complaining about the "build quality" of the books, I have to say I dont agree, these books are of a very high quality. No pages loose or falling out or missing or anything like that. Would 100% recommend for any avid Harry Potter fan. As previously stated, my daughter is almost 8 and has no problem reading these books. Buy them for your kid, you wont regret it 👍👍👍👍👍
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