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Monday, July 24, 2017

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Synopsis: Fantasy novel of a young orphan who learns he is a wizard and sent to sorcery school to learn to use his wizard gift...’responsibly’.
Writing Style: Imaginative satire.
Pacing: Fast.

Personal Highlights: The imaginative writing, and especially the magical story was easy to read. I really liked how the story started, because I needed to be baptized in the fantasy a toe at a time. Once I was in however, I was in. I honestly cried laughing (at first) at Uncle Dursley and that cat reading the map. It was a treat to be whisked from the muggles world, to the sorcerers’ world, which really wasn’t much different in premise. Man-made subtleties...and animus... was replaced by magic wands, brooms called names like the Nimbus Two Thousand, wildlife that served as mail carriers, photos that made public appearances and food, among all else in the sorcery world filled with ‘spellbinding’ names made for an extra entertaining and appealing read. I mean, will the Gryffindors win the House Championship? What was Snapes up to, and exactly how does one pilfer something not identified? Following the story to learn the answers to the many riddles made reading Harry Potter an all-around delightful escape for anyone looking to take a break from thinking. Great Storytelling!

Note: Read the hardcopy, text copyright 1997 edition.

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