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review 2017-08-05 08:00
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

The review below was based on my first read of the Harry Potter books, ages ago and in Dutch. Updated reviews will follow after a reread (in English) I plan to do.

 

The Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite book of the series, so it's obvious I didn't like this one as much as I did the third. In my opinion it took too long before Harry and his friends are actually going to school again. And I always liked the schoolparts of the stories best. I liked the end of this book...


I thought you can really feel that Rowling is willing to make her books 'darker' and more sinister in comparison with the first books.

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review 2017-07-18 00:00
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Stephen Fry,J.K. Rowling Ugh the feels! I went back and forth between listening to Stephen Fry and reading the actual book this time.

I love that Harry is using the threat of Sirius to get just a little bit of peace from the Dursley's. I am so happy that he and Sirius are corresponding and that he still has hope of clearing his name and actually getting to spend time with him. But as with this series, things just get worse and worse with this book. Sirius, so worried about Harry, was willing to risk his freedom to be close enough to keep him safe.

I pretty much enjoyed everything about this book, although at the start I thought I had partially disliked this book previously. I was mistaken. This book was great from start to finish. I loved all the side stories and the fact that they didn't get lost in the main plot, while not taking over the book either. It was interesting to see Harry and Ron actually have a little falling out. It wasn't so different to see Ron and Hermione at each other's throats, but this time had a different feel. Ron was just a bit of a butthead in this book, but it's also kind of understandable. He kind of always gets the short end of the stick. But no matter what, he loves Harry like a brother and will always have his back. And the same goes for Harry.

Mad-Eye Moody was fantastic, as was Dobby, and poor, poor Winky. It was great finally meeting Charlie and Bill Weasley. And I really liked Krum. I was actually pulling for him and Hermione. I think it would have been very interesting to the whole story to have another character from a completely different school thrown into the mix.

And you can't have a Harry Potter book without Voldemort. The ending really killed me. Poor Harry. Poor Cedric, who was a nice kid just trying to do the right thing by agreeing to share the win with Harry, and ended up dead for his troubles. It just adds to the hate you already have for Voldemort--especially after seeing the echo of Cedric, who begged Harry to take his body back...and Lilly and James. Ugh the feels!

The next book is by far my favorite in the series, and also the book that makes bawl. Not sure if I will read or listen. I'm thoroughly enjoying Stephen Fry, but I get through it faster when I read. Decisions.
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review 2017-04-18 20:13
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling,Jim Dale

Jim Dale is really a phenomenal narrator. In addition to having a gazillion voices to remember how to portray, he makes each of them memorable and constantly evolving along with the character's story arc. The Harry we see (and listen to) here - aged 14, with the beginnings of adolescent fears and insecurities - is not the naive 11-year-old of the first book. The narration makes that clear: Harry sounds older, more jaded and - by the end of the novel - frustrated with how people perceive him. Voldemort, too, experiences a shift in tone, gaining in substance as his own body becomes stronger and more independent.

 

As with the previous novels, I'm catching details that I now know will become important later on in the series. This is, along with the sheer pleasure of it, a great motivator for revisiting the series. It probably won't be the last re-read/re-listen either. On to the next book!

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review 2017-02-26 19:53
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

This is a novel where J.K. Rowling's games metaphor, always present in the Quidditch chapters of her stories, is taken to another level. About the first half of this novel centres around the Quidditch World Cup, which for plot purposes brings us into the larger world with a vengeance, providing the opportunity for a demonstration of anti-muggle malevolence by the former followers of Voldemort, called Death Eaters, and introducing us incidentally to some of the primary characters (from outside Hogwarts) of the second half of the book. These include another Elf, a somewhat nondescript functionary from the Ministry of Magic (whose family history eventually proves significant in the resolution of the plot), and an international Quidditch star who is also, conveniently, a student at a rival magic school, and Hermione's first love interest.

The second half is at Hogwarts as usual, but the usual routine is significantly disrupted by a 3-part ritual ordeal challenge between the major wizarding schools. The expected structure is disrupted right at the beginning of the ritual when Harry is unexpectedly picked as the fourth contestant in a three-contestant challenge.

Throughout the school year, things continue to go a bit off the rails, and the illusion that the challenge is completely safe and under control is shattered in the last chapters, where Harry is essentially kidnapped by his prize, an innocent student is murdered, and Voldemort stages his full return to the physical world in a ritual ordeal of his own.

It could not be signalled more clearly: this is no longer a game.

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review 2017-01-28 15:56
by aashman garg, mind tree school
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

Harry potter and the goblet of fire

J.K Rowling

 

Protagonist - Harry potter, Fleur delacour, Viktor krum and Cedric diggory

Antagonist - Bartemius crouch jr., Lord voldemort

 

 

Short summary - Harry has been taken to the burrow by Mr. Arthur weasley from floo powder . The Dursleys are a little bit shocked to see the weasleys appear out of thin air.

They are taken to the quidditch world cup. After the match there was an ambush of death eaters. Harry saw a blurred picture of a face who was said to conjured the dark mark. In scool terrible things are happening, for the triwizard tournament in which no child under 17 could participate, Harry, 14, was chosen. What could these terrifying  and croucifyingly evil events mean?

 

I recommend this book as it teaches us that we should't try to increase the specified time for them to unfold. It also teaches us about that one should look all over again his research if he is no finding answers. This book also teaches one that he should be patient in finding the answer to an impossible question.

 

Glossary

1. Floo powder - magical powder which will transport you anywhere you ant if that fireplace ( hearth or cinder ) is connected to the floo network.

2. Quidditch - the most popular sport of the WWHP. Harry describes it as basketball played on flying brooms with four balls and six goalposts.

3. Death eaters - people on the evil side of magic, followers of Voldemort ( You-Know-Who or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named ).

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