Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter Take Four

 
I'm still way ahead of my posting...I'll try to get better at that. I am on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I will be writing about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. So much action in this one! And so much that they left out of the movie. It was unfortunate. In re-reading the books, my mind is refreshed to what they left out. Little things, and big things. Like Rita Skeeter being an animagus. I liked that story line, but it was completely left out of the movie. Oh well, I guess I'll get over it someday.

This is where the books start to get really, really long. I'm not really sure why that is. Maybe JK Rowling had more to include starting with book 4? I don't really know. But it is kind of a drastic jump, from 400 some pages to 700 some pages. And after Goblet of Fire, all the books are at least 600 pages. Perhaps this is why some people don't like to read the books. It is kind of daunting, isn't it? But I promise, they go quickly because there is so much action (some people may disagree...but a lot does happen in each book). That's why I can read them so quickly, well partly anyway. I also have read them quite a number of times (I've lost count), which probably helps. I know what's coming next by heart.

Goblet of Fire is my third favorite out of all the books. Why? Because as a reader, we're starting to be able to put the pieces together, and the events in the books are getting darker and darker, and in general, more exciting. The magic is also getting more complex, which makes it more fun to imagine. I'm a pretty big fantasy fan (not just because of Harry Potter...I just like fantasy in general. The magic, the creatures, it's just all so fascinating). And to see JK Rowling's craft at writing, it's just awesome. How people can't like it, I will never understand.

I know this is kind of a short post, but I've still got some reading to do. Up next: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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