Before writing this review, I took some time to look at what
others had written, especially the reviews with low ratings.
All who wrote those seemed to have one thing in common: they
didn't see any sophistication in style, a lot of figurative
Well, for one, if you need to feel "sophisticated" when
reading a book, and that is why Harry Potter doesn't suffice
to such an extraordinary appetite for "real" literature, maybe
you should step back and think... This book is writen in
Rowling's genious style which is meant to draw the reader in
and does so like no other book EVER.
This unique style which, if you notice, works fairly well,
goes beyond all the boring crap and sometimes awfully long
pointless passages. Dickens, for example, though great, we can
all admit bores us sometimes. Possini Collection table lamps,
You're reading the book and thinking- "Oh, come on... just get
to the point." As THE greatest author of all time, Mark Twain,
put it in a letter to D.W. Bowser: "I notice that you use
plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That
is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the
best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and
verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No,
I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest
will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together.
They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective
habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon
a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice."
This applies very well to Rowling's style. Possini Collection,
Her descriptions DO contain a fair amount of adjectives and
wordplay, but she doesn't overdo them, and she spaces them
out. This style keeps her readers hooked while allowing them
to notice the passages of description without feeling
overloaded with lamps. It is a brilliant way to write and I
love how easy it makes these books to read.