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message 1: by ~Geektastic~ (new)

 ~Geektastic~ Excellent review. I have a hard time reviewing the HP books, I can never quite articulate what I want to say.


message 2: by Brenda (new)

Brenda This was my favorite of the series.


message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Amber wrote: "Excellent review. I have a hard time reviewing the HP books, I can never quite articulate what I want to say."

Thanks, Amber.


message 4: by Stephen (last edited Sep 01, 2011 10:50AM) (new)

Stephen Brenda wrote: "This was my favorite of the series."

I can understand that. I think I liked book 5 and and book 7 a little more but it's a close call.


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Great review! POTter is gooood.


message 6: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Lisa wrote: "Great review! POTter is gooood."

I agree. It's primo. ;)


message 7: by Mach (new)

Mach Dude you write really good reviews. I totally agree with you, i also got hooked on that POTter after reading this book :)


message 8: by Kate (new)

Kate I too LOVE my POTter addiction! It's organic writing you know :)


message 9: by Crowinator (new)

Crowinator Love the term "ear friendly". Great review, as always; you make me want to re-read the whole series. (It's been a while.)


message 10: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Mach wrote: "Dude you write really good reviews. I totally agree with you, i also got hooked on that POTter after reading this book :)"

Thanks, Mach.


message 11: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Kate wrote: "I too LOVE my POTter addiction! It's organic writing you know :)"

LOL...well said. I wish I would have thought to include that.


message 12: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Crowinator wrote: "Love the term "ear friendly". Great review, as always; you make me want to re-read the whole series. (It's been a while.)"

Thanks, Crowinator. That's nice to hear.


message 13: by Contrarius (new)

Contrarius Damn, who woulda thunk a hard-ass like yourself could unwind with a little POTter? I'm impressed! And I completely concur about the jaded, book snob squares. Anyone who doesn't feel the love for POTter is just wound a bit too tight! ;)


message 14: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Contrarius wrote: "Damn, who woulda thunk a hard-ass like yourself could unwind with a little POTter? I'm impressed! And I completely concur about the jaded, book snob squares. Anyone who doesn't feel the love for PO..."

Thanks, Contrarius. :)


message 15: by seak (new)

seak Explains this series perfectly, especially the POTter part.


message 16: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Chavez So did you read them all out of sequence? Or is this review written awhile after you read it?


message 17: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Anthony wrote: "So did you read them all out of sequence? Or is this review written awhile after you read it?"

I read them in order, but started my expanded reviews with this one since it was the one that really sold me on the series.


message 18: by Kevin (last edited Sep 01, 2011 08:22PM) (new)

Kevin Xu One thing I still can't believe is how many kids changed the vote of their parents letting this book win the Hugo over A Storm of Swords. Its would like to call a outrage.


message 19: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Chavez Wow... I didn't know that Kevin. I call that an outrage too. Then again, I haven't read any Harry Potter yet so... Most of my friends say that Azkhaban is their favorite in the series. Great review though Stephen, I know I will read the series someday.


message 20: by Stephen (new)

Stephen A Storm of Swords also lost to The Quantum Rose for the Nebula Award which was an even greater crime. GRRM was not getting the love that year.


message 21: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Chavez Wow, yeah I guess not. And look at the ratings and reviews for both... That was a complete travesty.


message 22: by Stephanie (last edited Sep 01, 2011 11:26PM) (new)

Stephanie Yeah! So there! snobs....


message 23: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Stephanie wrote: "Yeah! So there! snobs...."

Exactly. Well said.


message 24: by Regina (new)

Regina I love all the Potter books, but in my opinion #4 marks a sort of shift -- longer books, more adult themes, and more complicated storylines. Have to say my favorite is the last one though. Thanks for the great review!


message 25: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Regina wrote: "I love all the Potter books, but in my opinion #4 marks a sort of shift -- longer books, more adult themes, and more complicated storylines. Have to say my favorite is the last one though. Thanks..."

The last book may be my favorite as well but it is close race for me between that and Book 5. I completely agree that this was the turning point in the series when Rowling started producing longer, more detailed stories.


message 26: by Malin (new)

Malin Craig DRUGS ARE NOT A JOKE STEPHEN


message 27: by Stephen (new)

Stephen That's an interesting theory, Malin. Thanks for sharing.


message 28: by Ahmed (new)

Ahmed Labib Stephen wrote: "Regina wrote: "I love all the Potter books, but in my opinion #4 marks a sort of shift -- longer books, more adult themes, and more complicated storylines. Have to say my favorite is the last one ..."

Same, Order of the Phoenix is my favorite as well.


message 29: by Stephen (new)

Stephen For me it is a close race between book 5 and book 7, but I think Book 5 gets the win.


message 30: by Regina (new)

Regina Amongst Potter fans, Book 5 is not consistently loved. I know several people who hated it, but others who loved it. I personally loved it. I think that is interesting. There is definitely less action, more character and story development.

In Book 7, my favorite part of the story is the least favorite of many people. I love the part where the crew is wondering and lost. So much is going in between the characters, I love the growth and the desparation that is expressed in that part.

I cannot wait until Pottermore goes live. I will be buying all of the books in electronic versions right away.


message 31: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Regina wrote: "I cannot wait until Pottermore goes live."

What's Pottermore?


message 32: by Regina (new)

Regina JK Rowling's site where she will be selling the electronic versions of her audio books and ebooks DRM free and with no middle man, she is the vendor.

Pottermore

wikipedia

Wired 6/11 article

Guardian 9/23/11 article


message 33: by Christian (new)

Christian The reason I started
to read again,good review.


message 34: by P. (new)

P. Ooh, so that's why I could never stop reading these damn books. All that POTter must've gotten to my head. And I still love it.

Great review!


message 35: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Regina wrote: "JK Rowling's site where she will be selling the electronic versions of her audio books and ebooks DRM free and with no middle man, she is the vendor."

Thanks, Regina. This looks great.


message 36: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Christian wrote: "The reason I started
to read again,good review."


Thanks, Christian.


message 37: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Palice wrote: "Ooh, so that's why I could never stop reading these damn books. All that POTter must've gotten to my head. And I still love it.

Great review!"


Thanks, Palice. It really is addictive isn't it.


message 38: by Ahmed (new)

Ahmed Labib Regina wrote: "Amongst Potter fans, Book 5 is not consistently loved. I know several people who hated it, but others who loved it. I personally loved it. I think that is interesting. There is definitely less ..."

I know. Though I have noticed that most true followers of Harry Potter agrees that Order of the Phoenix is by far the best of the series, or very near to that at least. This is just an observation based on the people I know in real life and the virtual world who are into HP.

And same here when it comes to Deathly Hallows. The ending felt contrived and convenient. I'd rather prefer the first 300 or so pages, with the camping sequences being some of my favorite moments in the whole series (after Order of the Phoenix).


message 39: by Ahmed (last edited Sep 30, 2011 12:52AM) (new)

Ahmed Labib Stephen wrote: "For me it is a close race between book 5 and book 7, but I think Book 5 gets the win."

How about you write a long review for Order of the Phoenix, too, like you did for Goblet of Fire? ; )


message 40: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I really do need to do that. I will get to it eventually. There are just not enough hours in the day. ;)


message 41: by Ahmed (new)

Ahmed Labib Stephen wrote: "I really do need to do that. I will get to it eventually. There are just not enough hours in the day. ;)"

Multitasking... :P


message 42: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I live to multitask, but my "to do" list still seems to expand exponentially.


message 43: by Rose (new)

Rose lol i get it :D


message 44: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thanks, Rose. I'm glad you liked it.


message 45: by Jen (new)

Jen lol luv ur revieve:)


message 46: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Jen wrote: "lol luv ur revieve:)"

Thank you, Jen.


message 47: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Someone said above their favorite parts of the 7th book are the camping scenes. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.


message 48: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Danielle wrote: "Someone said above their favorite parts of the 7th book are the camping scenes. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one."

A lot of people love those scenes.


message 49: by Rose (new)

Rose :) HP and CHERUB are lyk the pretty mean series around ayye


message 50: by Carlie (new)

Carlie Henning rose at the end I don't what u are talking about a true HP fan would not call it a pretty mean series and say another one is like it there is NOTHING LIKE THE HP SERIES


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