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Re: Wesley Snape? by Mad Molly on 2003-07-01 02:19:38

Yeah, yeah, I admit it: I not only got my boy wizard book the first night, I even paid for an advance Magic Ticket so that I could just come in and exchange the book for the ticket, no questions asked. Then I sat down and read it cover to cover the very next day, because I am, as maybe you can tell, Prone to Obsessions. Now the book is wending its way through a list of friends and relations. Wesley Snape would be a good wizard. See him in Harry Potter and the Illegal Order of the CIA. This part of us, anyway, prefers the books to the films because they can get inside Harry's head. The new book is dark, dark, dark. But potentially very cathartic for unhappy kids. I enjoyed the way we see that even your buddies have weaknesses, even your enemies may have one or two good qualities. (Okay, except for a couple of really sleazy enemies.) As far as the writing style, I put this in the category of Must...Keep...Turning...Pages, rather than the category of Well Written. Several apparent inconsistencies, a couple of places where I can't figure out how they resolve a problem, or where it seems like they might have left a plot point dangling.

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Re: Re: Wesley Snape? by Kid on 2003-07-05 10:59:23  |  Reply to this
  Well, I've finished the fifth too. Something of a marathon journey it was for me, all five in about 6...7...maybe 8 days. As you can tell, I'm prone to empty days. (That's not entirely true, I just don't fill them effectively).
I didn't really like the fourth book. It seemed to end too quickly, but the fifth (Can I use their names? I could...but why?) was alright. Nothing special. It seemed as if there was a lot of building up to something that wasn't the most spectacular of the things. I still liked it, probably more than 4, but things are going wrong for me now. Like Cho. I enjoyed Cho, thought she was a good idea, and she wasn't...how to say...well represented in this book. Still, all's fair in love and war.
Some odd people on the web, too, I've been scouting opinion, and there's some very strange people out there. People who turn up for the book wearing robes'n'stuff. I don't know.

I wrote all this feeling quite blank. Shame. I wanted to be emotional about it all.