My Review of the Harry Potter Books
November 14, 2014 47 Comments
There have been thousands of reviews written about the Harry Potter books over the years. I just recently read them all and, instead of boring you with a typical review and analysis of each book, I’m just going to share with you my first thoughts at the end of each book.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Not bad for a kid’s book; very clever. Surprisingly well done.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Eh, this kind of bored me. This franchise might pull an Ice Age.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – I think this could very well be the best book ever written.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Oh, crap. Things just got real.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Best fictional book I’ve ever read in my life, hands down. Wait, this is a children’s book?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Kind of a step down, but my sleeves are rolled and I’m ready for the finale. Bring it.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – It takes six novels to serve as a foundation for this touching, scary, funny, amazing, exhilarating, nearly-perfect book. Best climax to a series ever.
J.K. Rowling’s books not only live up to the hype, but they exceed.
If you have not read this series, I pity you, no matter your age, your reasons, your beliefs, what have you. When looked at as a whole, the Harry Potter series could very well be the greatest piece of fiction ever written.
The bar is very, very high.