Harry Potter in Thailand

Ploenta Patiyut holds up the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at a book shop in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, July 16, 2005. Thai Harry Potter fans lined up Saturday morning to be among the first to buy the latest installment of J. K. Rowling’s fantasy series. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

11 responses to “Harry Potter in Thailand

  1. How many books sold in Thailand? Here it seems over 100,000 of them were sold..

  2. I know this isn’t exactly constructive, but my friend read this book in 48 hours. 😛

  3. Did a thai version of Harry 5 come out directly? I’m curious how many people buy the english version and how many buy the thai version?

  4. No, only English version so far. it will be some months before the Thai version is translated. So, it is surprising how much interest there was here considering it is only in English!

  5. I’m, don’t want to make J. K. Rowling’s any richer, so there is no way I want to reading her books or see her movies.

  6. Does the release of this new book really need to be front-page news on every newspaper, everywhere, and for more than a day?!

    What excellent free publicity JK Rowling is getting for her book! Well as a writer I guess anything that puts publishing and books into the spotlight is a positive. I haven’t read any of the books, but are they any less children book like then say, the Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis?

    Find it odd that people I know and whose opinions I respect on books are reading the same stuff as my 8-year-old cousin. (no offence to him, wonderful kid, just not seasoned when it comes to his literary tastes).

  7. Richard Smith

    Just got the new Harry Potter in the “nick of time”.
    Had it reserved so I got it at a discount.
    What makes it so special to me? I am an avid fan and reader of the series and this will be a perfect addition to my morning relaxation when I return to Thailand on the 26th of July. Ahh, the “magic” of Thailand reaches across the oceans.

  8. I read it in 2 days also. I always am compulsive when I find a book I enjoy, whether it be fine literature or poolside reading…there is a place for everything and no shame in enjoying the latter. Not all reading has to be enriched in culture…it can be for pure pleasure.

  9. I finished “Elf Tails” chapter last night. I only have time to read a few chapters a day. Tomorrow is my “Saturday” so I’m planning on finishing the book. I’ll have a discussion on my personal blog then.

    *SPOILER ALERT* – If you don’t want to read about the plot line of HP, please stop reading now.

    Does anyone else get a little grossed out by Harry-Ginny thing?? They’ve been so close it feels a little incestuous to me. Eeew! 🙂

  10. Do you have any news about the 5th Harry Potter movie in Thailand? Do you suppose they show it in English and that it opens on the same date as in other countries? Do you suppose it’ll be shown in English in Chiang Mai? I’d quite like to see it there…

  11. I don’t have any news about the new movie, but yes itusually comes out at the same time as in other countries. sometimes before. Most places will have English soundtrack with Thai subtitles. When you go, just ask if it has “soundtrack”.