Bloomsbury Hardback, 760 p.
Book #5 in the Harry Potter series
(Book #27 for 2007, Book #5 for M&N's Summer 7 Challenge)
Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses.Harry is often grumpy and quick to anger in this one, but it didn’t annoy me as much this time around, neither did the length. Sure it’s long, but last time when I was racing through it to know the outcome, it seemed very long. This time, already knowing the general outline of the story, I enjoyed it much more, picking up details and events that I’d forgotten. Moving on to Book #6, it’s less than a week to go now!
‘It is time,’ he said, ‘for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.’
My Rating: 4/5
In the UK edition (p. 571), Sirius says 'Petrificus Totalus!', but this was changed to "Locomotor mortis!" in the American version (p. 648). ???
For more unnecessary (in my opinion) Americanizations see the list HERE.
As for the movie, I'll be seeing it tomorrow.
Long version: I was planning to go today but the weather forecast a typhoon coming our way, that has caused flooding and landslides in other parts of the country, so we decided to camp out at home today. We ended up only on the edge of it, the typhoon that is, so we didn't get the expected rain and wind. So we went out to the nearby cinema but there were only seats left in the front row for the remaining two shows today. Cricked neck, no thank you. So....tomorrow it is! Got my ticket already!