We've all heard it, all been trapped in the craze. Or have we?
I must say that I was terribly dissapointed in this book. I
may just sound like another person that LOVES to oppose
EVERYTHING. But I truly don't think this novel deserves the
hype that surrounds it. Don't get me wrong - it is a wonderful
childrens' book and introduction to fantasy. Certainly NOT the
best, but decent. Natural Iron table lamps.
Why the two stars then? I found
that this book lacks the general complexity and 'real' feeling
that I love a good fantasy to portray. I'm no forty-year old
mother that reads "Lord of the Rings" in her spare time. I'm
twelve, and this book really, really, stinks. Give me a break
- Natural Iron lamps, I fail to find the complexity and
exitement in something as bland and over-used as the concept
of 'magic school'. Take any random fantasy off the shelf, and
there's a 6/10 chance you'll pull out a book about an orphan,
mistreated boy/girl that's transported to a time and place
where magic abounds, and their new 'talent' is amazingly
Step two - the characters.
Natural lamp. Horribly two dimensional! Harry and Ron don't
really seem to have much character or personality. There's a
few Rowling twists and turns to add to the-almost-nothing
originality of the story, but other than that...I can't see
what's so amazing about this book! The vocabulary is stale
(sure, it's made for kids, but they understand a bit more than
you think!). The imagery is null.
Harry Potter = A ZERO in my
book. GOOD natual iron lamp = Ender's Game, Chronicals of
Narnia, Hero and the Crown, Last Book in the Univers
(original, if not perfectly written), The High King...ect, ect..