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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


"Matt's holiday reading '05"

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Matt Adcock


OK - I'll admit I'm not the biggest Harry Potter fan in the world but I have read them all so far and even though I thought that Order of the Phoenix was dull and vapid, I picked up Half Blood Prince for a no brainer holiday read (in sunny Spain on the gorgeous coastline south of Barcelona, seeing as you asked)...
Is it any good? Yeah - maybe the sun, sea and wine helped but I really got into this one. Harry as a teen is fun, the sheer amount of snogging makes for a change and finally Rowling has the guts to off a major character - if you don't want to know who it is stop reading now -



DUMBLEDORE DIES!!

And who is the half blood prince?

Snape (who actually kills Dumbledor)...

It's a fun breezy read, with a couple of mildly exciting bits and less dull sections despite its length (over 600 pages). I do kind of wish that there was an 'adult' version where the teens weren't quite so prim and proper as to be less believable and the action was more graphic but I guess those are just two of the reasons that I'm writing Darkmatters - which is coming along nicely (and you'll hopefully soon be able to see the exclusive 'teaser trailer' for that has been filmed and is being edited even as I post this...)

Yes I'll be reading the next HP book, and I am looking forward to the Goblet of Fire film too (link)...


Darkmatt Rating: ööö (second best of the series so far)



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3 comments:

rach said...

Matt Adcock, King of the Spoilers!!

Anyway, oh holidayed one, here are your questions:

1. If the world was inside out and you had to live on the inside, given that all books are made of oxo cubes and gravity had been outlawed years ago, which chocolate bar would you buy at lunch time and why?

2. Name your ideal cast for a film of the life of Cllr Desline Stewart, one-time mayor of Luton.

3. Should I hem my curtains above or below the windowsill?

4. Will you let your sons a) ride motorbikes, b) bungee jump, c) get their entire bodies tattooed, d) run the London Marathon backwards dressed as caterpillars and e) watch Bambi?

5. What is the strangest question you have ever been asked in a job interview and what was your answer?



Looking forward to your answers... don't forget to post all that blurb about other people asking you for questions...

Anonymous said...

Matt Adcock, King of the Spoilers!!

Anyway, oh holidayed one, here are your questions:

1. If the world was inside out and you had to live on the inside, given that all books are made of oxo cubes and gravity had been outlawed years ago, which chocolate bar would you buy at lunch time and why?

2. Name your ideal cast for a film of the life of Cllr Desline Stewart, one-time mayor of Luton.

3. Should I hem my curtains above or below the windowsill?

4. Will you let your sons a) ride motorbikes, b) bungee jump, c) get their entire bodies tattooed, d) run the London Marathon backwards dressed as caterpillars and e) watch Bambi?

5. What is the strangest question you have ever been asked in a job interview and what was your answer?



Looking forward to your answers... don't forget to post all that blurb about other people asking you for questions...

rach said...

Matt Adcock, King of the Spoilers!!

Anyway, oh holidayed one, here are your questions:

1. If the world was inside out and you had to live on the inside, given that all books are made of oxo cubes and gravity had been outlawed years ago, which chocolate bar would you buy at lunch time and why?

2. Name your ideal cast for a film of the life of Cllr Desline Stewart, one-time mayor of Luton.

3. Should I hem my curtains above or below the windowsill?

4. Will you let your sons a) ride motorbikes, b) bungee jump, c) get their entire bodies tattooed, d) run the London Marathon backwards dressed as caterpillars and e) watch Bambi?

5. What is the strangest question you have ever been asked in a job interview and what was your answer?



Looking forward to your answers... don't forget to post all that blurb about other people asking you for questions...

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