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review 2017-06-14 01:13
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Review)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

Alright, once again, I finished the book almost two years ago and because I was in school and had other nonsense going on, I took very few notes and put off writing the review until now. I have few details to give, which is especially depressing when you’re giving a low rating to a book that is beloved by thousands, if not millions, of readers. You want to have more to say to defend your opinion, but… well, yeah.

 

When I first tried to read this series at the age of thirteen or fourteen, Prisoner of Azkaban killed me. I quit partway through, and this is a big deal because I never just quit a book. I have not finished exactly two books since Prisoner of Azkaban all those years ago, and both of those were because they had graphic sexual content—obviously not the case here. Even the second time around, it took me months to finish this book.

 

This book is just boring. There’s not a lot happening, and it follows a very distinct pattern from the first two books. I enjoyed Lupin, but that was about it. There’s an incredibly interesting story lurking somewhere underneath the side plots and downright boring writing. Without the nostalgia of reading this as a child, I don’t have a lot of patience for the childish nature of the side stories and writing. Most of the story happens in a few exciting chapters, but everything else is muddled and boring. I get that these books are sentimental to lots of people, and I know there are things I love to read that others find boring, but this one was just kind of painful to get through.

 

Overall: Fortunately, I’ve already read Goblet of Fire, and I actually enjoyed that one. For me, this is where the childishness ends and we can move forward into a grown up and intricate plot. I’m relieved to put this one behind me and move forward with the series. I can’t count how many people told me to skip to Goblet of Fire to begin with, and they’re certainly right.

 

Read this review on my blog!
http://thaliasbooks.tumblr.com/post/161793118862/harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-review

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text 2017-03-27 17:08
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 - J.K. Rowling,Jim Dale

I started this one last night, right after finishing Chamber of Secrets. As usual, Jim Dale nails the narration. His portrayal of Aunt Marge (especially a very drunk Aunt Marge) had me almost crying with laughter.

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review 2017-02-01 21:27
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

With this somewhat longer novel, Rowling appears to begin her Big Bad arc in earnest, invoking the history of the Potter parents' generation, and introducing more of what (I presume) will be major participants in the obviously forthcoming battle between good and evil. That being the case, the beginning of the novel is a curiously uneasy mixture of real anxiety (we discover, or think we do, that Harry is in genuine danger from an escapee from the wizard's prison, Azkaban) and campy humour (when he runs away from home, fearing punishment because he inadvertently inflated an infuriating Muggle relative, he ends up on "the Knight Bus" - a comical, badly driven, public transit for stranded wizards). The aura of dread increases with Harry's subsequent introduction to the Azkaban guards, faceless, soul-sucking, depression-inducing creatures called Dementors. In between those two things, Harry gets his first real experience of ordinary, loving family life in the home of the Weasleys.

 

I won't get into the particulars of the plot, but it is very much concerned with father figures (Sirius Black, the godfather, and Harry's relationship with his real, murdered father). Other memorable elements of the fantasy machinery are transformation into animals (Lupin, the new Professor of the Dark Arts, is a werewolf, and in his schooldays he had a small group of friends who also developed the ability to transform), and time travel (it's not just useful for attending multiple classes at the same time, as Hermione discovers).

 

Hagrid the gamekeeper again plays a major role, and we cannot help but sympathize with his great grief over the unjust execution proposed - and, we believe, carried out - on a rather splendid hippogriph (bird-horse hybrid) in his care, at the instigation of the ever-contemptible Malfoys, father and son. This narrative of false imprisonment and unjust punishment is, of course, a mirror of the main Sirius Black plot. Both of them escape their dire ends, but must nonetheless still flee the unjust. Another animal character, Hermione's cat Crookshanks, also gets a vindication of sorts from a false charge of "murder" (of Ron's rat pet Scabbers, who turns out not to be neither a murder victim nor a rat).

 

Once again, Dumbledore enables the juvenile heroes to carry out their virtuous quests, rather than exerting his own powers.

 

So far in the series, I get the sense that Rowling is very much in charge of plot strands, themes and characterizations, while still maintaining her sense of fun. Looking at the increasing length of the books in the rest of the series, I hope that the increasing complexity that length portends does not mean that any of those elements suffers. Can't wait to find out!

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review 2017-01-26 12:20
by aashman garg, mind tree school
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban

J.K Rowling

 

Protagonist - Harry potter, Hermione granger, Ronald weasley, Remus john lupin

Antagonist - Sirius black, Peter pettigrew

 

Short summary - Sirius black, notoroius mass murderer, is on the loose. Harry found the Maurauders Map. On it he finds a dot whch he thought to be dead, Peter pettigerw. Will young Harry be able to discover the truth behind the mystery and also about his DADA teacher, Remus John Lupin?

 

I recommend this book as this one should think before he speaks.

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review 2017-01-03 08:17
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

After three books, I still can’t help but wonder how J.K. Rowling came up with these ideas:

 

  1. 1. Creatures with unique qualities. Dementors, Boggart, Hagrid’s pets, etc.
  2. 2. The terms used at the book. Muggles, Quidditch, Butterbear, Honeydukes, Grindylow, etc.
  3. 3. The world building/Places. Ex. Hogsmeade , Hogwarts, etc.

 

Just because I gave this book a perfect rating, doesn’t mean that I didn’t have any issues with it. No, it’s just I am willing to ignore them and not make a big deal of them. For instance, during every fight scenes, I preferred more cruelty, because they all seemed light, not much strenuous effort, but then I’d remember that this series is categorize for children, and we don’t want our future generation to be violent ones, right? So yes, I’m willing to look past that and a couple of minor things with of little importance to me.

 

I also agree with other reader’s that this book is darker than the first two books. I felt it from the first few chapters, compared to its other two predecessor’s first few chapters which were light and fun.

 

I know I might sound like a broken record but seriously, every chapter of this book is full of exciting scenes. I think the movie tried to stay truthful to the book, so I can’t blame the people behind it for altering some scenes, because you can’t put the magnificence of this book into just less than 3 hours of film.  

 

Honestly, I don’t have much to say aside from so far this series never cease to amaze me. I’m starting to think that maybe J.K. Rowling is a real life witch and she cast a spell on each of her books to enchant anyone who would read these books with open minds.  

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, you’re up next!

 

#I’ll sum up Daniel Radcliff in one word for each of the film of Harry Potter:

 

 

1.HPPS= Cute

 

2.HPCS= Adorable

 

3.HPPA= Hot!!! (Yes that hair!*heart eyes*) 

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