As enjoyable as Harry’s adventures may be, it’s not my ideal reading. Personally, I like to learn from books. Some people learn by reading factual books, but I learn the most by reading authors with unique styles.
One of my favorite writers of all time is Ernest Hemingway. I have read several works by Hemingway, the most recent being For Whom the Bell Tolls. After every time I finish a piece by Hemingway, I am left with the drive to someday write as well as Hemingway.
And yet there are people out there who write about how they do not like Hemingway’s style at all. Some think he is too simplistic, and dislike his language use. In my opinion, Hemingway writes realistically, and acurately represents the way people actually talk. But for some, these to the point conversations are too clipped and uninteresting.
Whether you like Hemingway or not, it’s still useful to read his work. I think literature classics are an important part of life, and most students don’t have the time or interest to read more complex books. This goes for all classics, not just Hemingway.