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June 21st, 2003

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04:39 am - Potter Update
Took me just over 12 hours to read the new book. So had my mail come earlier I might of been able to read it all before it was officially able to go on sale. :)

I didn't really like it. Yes it was harry potter. but honestly I don't think it had the magic of the first 4.

It was darker then the rest. And more complicated from the rest. The first 4 had pretty much straight out bad guys and voldemort.

This was all politics and it became annoying.

Annoying points:

Mini-Hitler squad.
Turning Voldemort into a Osama type figure. (He's not really dead. Thier looney)
The abussive relationship with Haggred. No its alright if your beaten to a bloody pulp if its your brother
The shear stubborness. If someone made me write with my own blood i'd be pounding on Dumbledoors door so fast it make heads spin.

I think back and wow. nothing really good or exciting happens.

The best scenes that come to mind were the training montage with the DA.

The book is so wide spread out its fragmented in my opinion.

Though I wonder if I would of enjoyed Neville Longbottom and the Sorcerer's Stone more? heh
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Date:June 21st, 2003 06:50 pm (UTC)
Interestingly enough, this is probably my favourite so far *because* of the politics, the stubborness, and the changes that each of the characters has gone through - she's maturing the books as she's maturing the characters, and I think it's working really well, personally.

As far as Hagrid goes - Hagrid's always had a soft spot for dangerous animals, and I imagine one of these days it *will* be his downfall, if he keeps it up - the character introduced in this book very clearly illustrates how far off his noggin Hagrid is when it comes to dangerous critters. And when it comes down to it, he will also do anything for his family, such as they are - even if that family is one of those dangerous critters he adores, maybe *especially* so. As it is, I do know that he considers Harry, Hermione, and Ron as a family of sorts, and I pity anyone that has to cross him to get to them - because they may come through it, but they wouldn't get through it unharmed.

As far as the stubborness - whoa, boy, Harry's fifteen, and my god does she know how to write a stubborn rebellious teenager. He was throwing tantrums left and right and venting about how it wasn't *fair*, but he wasn't willing to report her because of some sheer inner bullheadedness - now *that* was stupid of him, but who *isn't* stupid at fifteen?

The 'mini-Hitler' squad was pretty much expected, and I wasn't surprised - what surprised me was that Draco and the others didn't have nearly as much of a role in this as in any of the other books, and I was pleased with it.

I was also very, very pleased that Voldermort's original attack was finally *explained* - and that James Potter was finally shown as a character that was not just a shining hero.

Um, there's more, but as I just said in my LJ, I'll leave it for later.
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Date:June 22nd, 2003 12:02 am (UTC)
While alot of characters developed, I think thats one of the things that annoyed me. There was only so much and it became spread out over so many characters it lessened the effect for me.

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