Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very... show more
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher's Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1st 2001
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
Read this series 7 years ago. This time I'm listening on Audible. The whole fam loves this story, and it was really fun listening to the last couple hours of the first book while in the car yesterday. I thought my teenagers were busying themselves with something else in the back seat when my 13-y...
Yes, I am actually going to review Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. (While quietly lamenting that Bloomsbury thought Americans wouldn’t be smart enough to recognise what a philosopher is.) I’ve only read the series once, and it was after each book had been released, so it’s been a long ...
(original review, 1999)One of the main things that Harry Potter has taught me is that people who dismiss the series out of hand and people who laud it as the best thing since sliced bread are equally annoying. People who dismiss it tend to be those who are overly eager to demonstrate how terribly ma...
I don’t have anything to add about this book – the story, the characters, the complex world that JK Rowling created – that I didn’t say on my last re-read. I love it as much now as I did when I first picked up the audiocassettes from a bargain bin, skeptical but figuring that I ought to see what the...
I really loved my reread of this book, its the only book that I have ever reread. So from here out, it will be like I am reading the series for the first time because it's been along time, since I read the rest in the series, since around 16 or 17 years Now I really love how Harry meet Ron, his fa...