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The next Harry Potter: Back to the future or the past?

The Harry Potter books are done. Should J.K. Rowling write some new books that also involve the world of Harry Potter? Or, in the words of the Beatles, should she Let It Be?

And if she does write some new books about Harry's magical world, what should they be about? Would you like to read books about Albus Severus Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts? Or would you like to know more about the times of James, Sirius and Remus? How about going all the way back to the time of Dumbledore and Grindelwald? Or even further?

It's fun to read fan fiction ideas for these things, but would you like official books from J.K. about these stories? What would you like to see in the J.K. Rowlings's next "Harry Potter" book?

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Reader Comments:

I would love to read a prequel about James, Remus, Serius and Peter. It would be interesting to see how much trouble they got into at Hogwarts! But also to help put into perspective the reign of terror Voldemort had over everyone when there was no hope of someone defeating him. I think it would be cool to understand more about the frinedship between Snape and Lilly as well as the rivalry between Snape and James. Especially now that we know what side Snape was truely on.

I don't know how I would feel about a book on Dumbledore and Grindewald though. I had a hard time facing the facts about Dumbledore in the last book and would find it difficult to have more proof that he wasn't perfect. He holds a special place in my heart and I would like to have more fond memories of him than not. But if JKR did write a book about them, I'd still read it!

Posted by Karen from Manchester NH on March 19, 2008 10:07 AM

I would want to see something from the past, about Lupin, Sirius, and James. I want to see how James and Lily trice defied Voldemort. How it was like to live in a stuck up pure-blood family like Sirius', and How Lupin got bitten. I want to learn some things about Dumbledore, too, like fond memories and stuff that can make Dumbledore seem more magical and special after how he came out of DH. Maybe, something about living with the Eaters in fear, like Snape's point of view, and everything. I actually don't care as long as the magic is alive!

Posted by Sirius' # 1 Fan from Somewhere in Hogwarts on March 19, 2008 10:34 AM

I would like to know all the Conversations Dumbledore held with Snape, Grindelwald, Voldermort, Ron, Hermione, other students, the Order of the Phoenix, friends, and associates. Dumbledore was a smart man and I would like to now where his mind was. Interesting.

Posted by Rehema from Richmond, VA USA on March 19, 2008 12:12 PM

First of all, I'd love to read more about Harry's world. I grew up with it, and I guess I'd just miss it to much. I'd verry much prefer to read about James, Sirius, Remus and Peter. The marauders have always (well, since POA, anyway) been my favourite caracters.
Anyway, I do hope Jo'll write more books. Her writing is simply to great to be lost.

Posted by Karen from The Netherlands on March 19, 2008 1:05 PM

I really think she should let HP world be.

Prequels are not always what they live up to their originals (e.g. Star Wars pts. 1-3 and The Hobbit).

Posted by Michael from LV, NV on March 19, 2008 1:45 PM

I would definitely like to read something from Snape's point of view; his character has always intrigued me. I would also like to hear the story of what happened between the last chapter and the epilogue in DH. Or maybe from Dumbledore or Hermione's point of view... just to change it up!

Posted by #1 Snape Fan!! on March 19, 2008 3:09 PM

i would love it if jk rowling wrote a book involving harry potter characters. it would be so awsome. i would like to go to the past. rowling mentioned a little bit of harry's parent's past in the pensive, but she should expand upon it. i want to see james, sirius, lupin, and wormtail in the past. they're mischeouve and wrong doings. i would like to see how they made the anamigi potion, and how the transformations in the shrieking shack went. also, i would want to know a little more about snape. about his past.

Posted by dana from monkeyhead, california on March 19, 2008 3:15 PM

I don't think she write another book involving the Harry Potter characters. It's like she's leaving us hanging - in suspense, I should say. But even so, I would like JK to go into the future. There are so many unanswered questions. But at the same time, it would be nice to go back to the past too. There are so so many things that would explain a lot of the events in Harry Potter.

Posted by rani from new york on March 19, 2008 3:26 PM

If JK was to write a book about other HP characters, it would have to be Lily and the marauders and in James' point of view. it would be a dream come to true to get my hands on that books. All the mischievous, animagus potion, and the fun, just to think about that is enough to make me go nuts. James is my favorite character and there're so little said about him in the books, so this could my opportunity to find out more about him and have fun at the time. Basically, it be a dream come true.

Posted by Mrs. Prongs from Virginia, USA on March 19, 2008 7:18 PM

I think she should lay the characters to rest, she cant write another book about anything or anyone related to harry and if she does it has to be Dumbledore, i think hes the only one who would work. I think if she does write another novel it should involve hogwarts but not be from the harry potter time, maybe it should even go back and reveal details about the lives of the hogwarts founders, i would love to know more about slytherin and gryfindor and all of the history of howarts and the relationships between all of them, revealing lots of secrets and stuff, i would love that.

Posted by josh from hogwarts on March 19, 2008 10:32 PM

great idea. i think JKR should write a book starting from foundation of hogwarts upto 1981 when voldemort first attacked harry and meet his downfall.

Posted by hassan from pakistan on March 20, 2008 12:36 AM

In the "Half Blood Prince" there is this mentioning of an essay the class had to write for Snape about how to tackle a dementor. It said that Harry expected to receive low marks for his because he disagreed with Snape about how to do it best. As they are both very accomplished in defence agains the Dark Arts I've always wanted to know in what way they disagreed on this topic.

I would like to know more about Regulus Black! Obviously he was the first one to know that Voldemort made a horcrux. I would like to know what made Regulus change his mind, why he decided to turn from dutiful Eater to a fighter for the good cause, along the way. He really sacrificed himself! He knew from Kreacher what would happen if he drank the potion. He chose to do it himself and did not use Kreacher! Unlike his oh so good brother Sirius, he respected house elves and treated Kreacher accordingly. Regulus seemed to have been a very brave man and I find it a shame that Sirius seems to get all the glory in the books!

I'm sorry as everyone seems to love James and Sirius - I think they were arrogant upper class snobs and I don't find them fascinating enough to want to know anything about them to be truthful! They are quite boring to me actually.

Yes, some conversations between Dumbledore and Snape would be interesting, although we do get a fair share of them via "The Prince's Tale". Everything about Dumbledore is fascinating and I would have liked to know how Snape filled his days at Spinner's End, drinking elf-made wine.. actually, what happened to his parents? Did they ?

Posted by siena from Leeds, UK on March 20, 2008 04:20 AM

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