I never read those, actually. As popular as they were, I kinda figured I would not like them. I realize that sounds arrogant...but still. I like the Harry Potter series though, so I might give them a shot sometime.
TV/movies that end so terrible you want to slap the producers?
I'm tempted to say Firefly. I love the show, but it ended too soon. Yesterday, my mom was telling me about the 'plot twist' in the TV show 'Dallas' to undo the entire first season. Look it up if you'd like; I can't think of anything much lazier.
I don't recall ever reading one. Have any recommendations?