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I did try to read the first Potter but I couldn't get on with it. I liked many of the ideas but just couldn't get on with her prose style. It's quite rare that I don't finish a book, but I abandoned it about a third of the way through.
I did read all of Agatha Christie's output many, many years ago and was quite fond of them at the time.
My own literary recommendation to anyone would be Wodehouse with a side of Wodehouse, washed down with an extra splash of Wodehouse.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
Don't argue with idiots, they will drop you to their level and beat you with experience
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I never was a script kiddie in the narrow sense. They were not invented yet. But what do you think the guys at the first newly opened computer stores thought when some kid walked in and told them to throw away their BASIC and get a good assembler.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.