Friday, February 09, 2007

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Garri Potter i Kubok ognia (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

J.K. Rowling

Date: April, 2002   —   $22.06   —   Book

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Fiction, Fantasy, Juvenile

So five years back I was on a long car trip with my fiancé. One leg of the trip was from Denver to Sacramento (my parents), and we made it in one shot (with a car trouble layover in Laramie.) We arrived in Sacramento literally 24 hours after we had set out. I immediately headed for the shower, and fiancé settled down with a book. Harry Potter, in fact. This was so that we would not fall asleep in the middle of the day and get all out of whack.

Well, my mother had mislaid the third book, and as we are both fast and avid readers, decided to get us the four books then out as a belated engagement present. In hardback.

When I have children, they will not be allowed to TOUCH these books until they display the proper reverence for printed matter. They can get their own copies.

This is the book where Rowling decided to up the ante, both in peril and in length. Some people find the size of the book off-putting, but I have an affinity for longer texts. And there is much to deal with in this volume; anyone who has studied a major conflict in history can recognize the preliminary rumblings. It's no longer a personal problem for Harry; soon the issue of the Dark Lord will take on a greater significance. Of course, these rumblings are on the sidelines; the central story is once again about Harry and his adventures. And he's fourteen, so you can imagine where some of those adventures are going.

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