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    Posted: October/15/2007 at 3:19am
I can't beleive there was no thread on this one, so here. Just finished it a few days ago. There's a lot of greatness, and some totally unbeleivable twists. The quibbles I have are kind of my pet peeves -- not one, but TWO Talking Killers, and a Disposable Character so obvious I ended up surprized he lasted as long as he did instead of being shocked that he died. Although of course the timing of his death was spectacular. The switch from the Triwizard Tournament to the immediate aftermath is like a punch in the gut, definitely not kiddie book material. And when all is revealed and you realize that every perception you and the characters had throughout the story was wrong, you see what great writing is all bout.
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Fun read, dark aspects that hit you just right, and yet again "sigh" little teary eyed at the close, not full on blubering thow, something flew in my eye!
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This is probably the pivotal novel of the series. The return of Lord Voldemort. Fudge pretending it didn't happen. Rita Skeeter is an Animagus. Crouch Jr. is the Dark Lord's number one man. Confrontations between Sirius and Snape at the end. I had three years to wonder where all this would lead, and I was completely blown away by where it led in ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, the best book in the series.
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The third book was the one that hooked me, but this is the book where I really felt like things got going, where everythign just started in motion to the point that it was a run away train that couldn't be stopped.

As for the death, I was surprised how much the death of a--let's face it--not particularly significant character affected me. I mean, he seemed introduced into the story just to have someone die that wasn't a main character, and yet I was very moved and saddened when he was killed.
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I think it was Harry's reaction, and how the rest of the main character took it that hit me most. Death is one thing, you can teach yourself to dehumanize a body, but there family, friends, much harder, When digery's father comes and C's his boy.. I mean damn, I was at work when i read that, my partner asked a couple times if i was cool. Great story, Rowling captured it Beautifully.
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