I just finished ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ (book one of four) and it was amazing. No better way to describe it than magical. if I had kids, I’d make it a habit to read this to them every night. I enjoyed it as much as any child could and I’m moving on to book two right away. A well done fan site can be found at fandom. This could be a great movie if done right. It’ll be released sometime late next year. Chris Columbus is directing, so it’ll probably have a Gremlins feel to it. Personally, I would have preferred a darker edge with someone like Tim Burton as director. if you have flash (it’s cool, and free…download it), visit the official Warner Bros movie site.