Friday, June 08, 2007

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'

by J.K. Rowling

Bloomsbury UK, 1998
paperback, 246 p.
Fiction/Fantasy
Book #2 in the Harry Potter series

(Book #21 for 2007, Book #2 for M&N's Summer 7 Challenge)
Harry is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last…
‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’
More adventures for Harry- flying cars, Polyjuice Potion, house elves, giant spiders, haunted toilets... It’s perhaps not as memorable as the first book but a fun sequel all the same.

Continuing with my reread extravaganza, yesterday I got a chance to watch the movie. Kenneth Branagh as Professor Lockhart is great! Lots of little changes and things left out though, and some scenes that seemed to be exaggerated for cinematic effect. So while it was fun I definitely preferred the book this time around. On to the next and I’m already halfway through book 3.

My Rating: 3.5/5
‘But why’s she got to go to the library?’
‘Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging.
‘When in doubt, go to the library.’

9 comments:

  1. We just received the first movie from netflix. We are going to watch them all leading up to the new movie's release.

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  2. When in doubt, go to the library.

    Yep, that sums up my personal philosophy pretty well. That Hermione is one smart cookie.

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  3. MyUtopia,
    Watching the first one again was lots of fun- they all look so young!!

    Kookiejar,
    LOL. Mine would probably be 'when in doubt, google it'. :P

    Les,
    How's your Harry Potter reread coming along?

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  4. I really need to start reading these! I'm running out of time, aren't I? Barely a month to go! Eek!

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  5. Ah, I'm still working on them. Slowly. Have #3 in my stacks for June. Eek! We're coming up on the half-way point of the month already!!

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  6. The movies are fun and pretty good adaptations as far as those things go, but as the books have gotten longer, they've had to leave out more and more material in the film versions. Still, I can't wait to go see the new one!

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  7. Les,
    I really don't know where time goes these days, these years! I've finished #3 now but that means I still have 3 big ones to go and little over a month. Hmmm.

    Lesley,
    I agree- they are pretty good adaptations all things considered and they're fun to watch. I'm looking forward to the new one too.

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