I liked this a lot more when I was younger. Still, even as an adult, the book is pretty entertaining, if rather simple. The first few chapters, right before Harry goes to Hogwarts, have a surprising amount of comedy, which I don't think I ever picked up on reading this as a child. I found those beginning chapters funnier and more entertaining than the rest of the book actually. The plot with the Philosopher's Stone and Harry and his friends' constant suspicion of Snape was too simple and predictable. Also, Quidditch was a poor invention. It seems to me that most of the game is pointless if the side that catches the Snitch is guaranteed to win over 90% of the time.