Originally Posted by Hohenheim of Light
HBP is clearly the best.
Eh. I prefer PoA and OoTp. Sirius' death had much more emotional impact than Dumbledore's for me.
I think GOT/ASOIAF is a better story than LOTR. LOTR being the original doesn't really make it better. I find Tolkien kind of dry to read - he's a tad boring if I'm honest. Movies are great though, really great. Well ROTK was the least good. HP books aren't "better" than GOT, because they're not. You might prefer the, (you being anyone who does). (And I think the movies are fairly obviously inferior to HBO's adaption of Martin's works)