Sunday, July 17, 2005

Harry Potter and the Raised Expectations

As I predicted, yesterday was all about buying the new Harry Potter book. I couched it for the rest of the day and managed to finish all 652 pages around 7:30. Whew. It was a good book. Quite a few of the older characters are back like Remus, Percy, and even Fleur Delacour pops up. But there a lot of interesting changes in the Potter universe, like about the Ministry of Magic and about the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher (something of a shock). There's a lot more romance between Harry and his friends (about time too, they are teenagers after all). We also learn much more about how Tom Riddle became Volde- er, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and why he can't be killed. Finally it all leads up to a real lulu of a cliffhanger. Yes there is a death and it's a jaw-dropper. Unfortunately, the end leaves you hanging for one hell of a follow-up in the next book. Write faster, J.K.!
Myself and a member of Slytherin:

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