May 30th, 2004

Books

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire cover4th book in the Harry Potter series. I'm getting less impressed with Rowling's writing. Mostly because she is showing signs of a malady I've referred to before about authors who become too popular. It seems to become impossible to edit their stories, and they become 700+ page monstrosities. Same thing here. Not to mention, the stories she writes have become ever more complicated. Kids are supposed to read this and follow the explanations? I get to the exposition at the end and I'm confused, how's a 13 year old supposed to make sense of it.

Still, a decent read.

Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter and the goblet of fire / by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
xi, 734 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0-439-13959-7
1. Wizards—Juvenile fiction. 2. Magic—Juvenile fiction. 3. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place)—Juvenile fiction. 4. Schools—Juvenile fiction. 5. Wizards—Fiction. 6. Magic—Fiction. 7. Schools—Fiction. 8. England—Juvenile fiction. 9. England—Fiction. I. Title.
PZ7.R79835 Hal 2000
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