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December 18 2006 @ 07:11 pm
Sorcerer's Stone & Chamber of Secrets  
Possible Spoilers

I've actually read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone before, but it had been a really long time and now I have them all in audio form (gifted), so I decided to listen to the whole thing over.

Review #: 10

Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J.K. Rowlings

Pages: 320

Scale of 1-5: 3.5

 

Why did you get this book?

Picked it up at Walmart while waiting for my car but this time I listened to it.

 

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again?

Yes and yes.

 

Are you keeping it or passing it on?

Keeping.

 

What did you think of the book?

Well it seems so geared for children and yet I really love it.


I think the reason I lost interest in the beginning is because while this serious seems interesting, The Sorcerer's Stone is probably going to be the least interesting. I did enjoy Harry being introduced to everything wizard and witch but sometimes it seemed a tad uninteresting.

From the beginning I realized that the Sorting Hat put you basically were you desired what with Harry's influence over it. Still I did find myself not wanting him in Slytherin. Oh pardon any misspellings as I'm not inclined to look anything up. Anyways, of course, I despised Draco Malfoy and while listening I couldn't remember how it ended. I also couldn't remember why Snape was trying to kill Harry during the Quidditch Match. Of course, then I realized it wasn't him but Professor Quirrell which seemed odd with all the cowering he did but it did mean you didn't suspect him.

The mirror would have been a neat thing to see and I wouldn't mind having that invisibility cloak from time to time. Also I loved the whole thing about the Dragon at Hagrid's. (I don't think I'm spelling anything right. Someone enlighten me...)

Of course, after I listened to Sorcerer's Stone I had to keep going on to Chamber of Secrets. I knew there were a few differences from the book though overall it seemed very much the same. That I'm okay with. Oh but how Gilderoy Lockhart annoyed me!

Review #: 11

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowlings

Pages: 352

Scale of 1-5: 3.5

 

Why did you get this book?

Got the audio as a gift.

 

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again?

No and yes.

 

Are you keeping it or passing it on?

Keeping.

 

What did you think of the book?

The only major difference I saw was the dueling seen. It seemed a bit more drawn out but wasn't overly important to me. I think it fascinating that Harry can speak to snakes. Probably one of my favorite things about this book. I'm by no mean partial to snakes but because the ability is so rare it shows us just how special Harry is.

Snape really seems to have it out for Harry but again we find out he has no intention of going after Harry. Still there seems something sinister about him but I think to eventually make him bad would be like saying... here is a surprise evil baddie you already expected so really it doesn't seem like much of a surprise. Still there is something amiss with that man!

I remembered for the movie about Tom Riddle's journal but I'd completely forgotten about Ginny Weasley being controlled by Riddle/ You Know Who.

It always strikes me how aweful the Dursley's are to Harry. I mean it is one thing not to like someone but to treat them so poorly. Even in the Muggle world it is frowned upon!


Now that those two are down... onto Prisoner of Azkaban!

Also thanks to hjsnapepm for helping with my spelling of the Harry Potter names.
 
 
 
H. J. Snape: eiaswhjsnapepm on December 19th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Enlighten you? All right... ;)

Slytherin
Malfoy
Quidditch
Quirrell
Hagrid
Gilderoy Lockhart
Ginny Weasley
Dursley
Azkaban
Jill aka Jo: Tackle Hugsireesanwar on December 19th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I corrected all my horrible spelling!