ravenklau, October 28, 2011 (view all comments by ravenklau)
I have read this book five times going on six! Yesterday the cover fell off because it has been loved too much....I would reccomend this book to anyone! As well as any of the other Harry Potters. They sre my life! Please take the tame to read this amazing book.
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randolph.jim, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by randolph.jim)
This is where the series really hit it's stride. The Dementors in book 3 were a great addition, but it wasn't until Voldemort actually killed someone that he became a good nemesis. I hate to say one book in a well-connected series is the "best," but this is certainly a highlight.
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Sheriluvsbooks, June 13, 2011 (view all comments by Sheriluvsbooks)
This was just as good as the previous three and I was amazed at how much J.K Rowling could add in about the world and have it work seamlessly. I was so happy at how long this book was because I didn't want it to end! Highly recommend for those in the world who haven't read it.
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by Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review,
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire brings the fun, and not just in stingy little buckets. At 734 pages, Goblet brings it by the lorry load. The most remarkable thing about this book is that Rowling's punning, one-eyebrow-cocked sense of humor goes the distance....She gives the reader a quick wink and a giggle before hustling him or her along again, all the while telling her tale at top speed....The fantasy writer's job is to conduct the willing reader from mundanity to magic. This is a feat of which only a superior imagination is capable, and Rowling possesses such equipment."
by Jabari Asim, Washington Post,
"J.K. Rowling has not lost her touch. The fourth in her series starring the courageous young wizard is just as absorbing as its celebrated predecessors."
by Charles Taylor, Salon.com,
"The longest of the books, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is also the most relaxed and, ultimately, the most intense in the series so far....By time time I finished [the book] I was wrung out, exhausted and transported. Like all great fantasy sagas, the Harry Potter books have grown narratively, morally and psychologically more complex as the series progresses. There is a special pressure on a writer who midway through a series finds herself entrusted with the imagination of a huge number of readers. That Rowling has done nothing to break that faith seems a deed as brave and noble as any her hero has accomplished."
"There are some Christians who view...the magical scenarios of J.K. Rowling's imagination [as] inherently un-Christian. I would counter that, instead, these books have the potential to be profoundly Christian if readers can see past the medium (magic) to the novels' deeper messages about self-sacrifice, the triumph of good over evil, and the glorious possibility of human redemption."
by Janet Maslin, The New York Times,
"As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, Goblet of Fire is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material's enchanting innocence. This time Ms. Rowling offers her clearest proof yet of what should have been wonderfully obvious: what makes the Potter books so popular is the radically simple fact that they're so good."
by Publishers Weekly,
"The details are as ingenious and original as ever....A climax even more spectacular than that of Azkaban will leave readers breathless; the muscle-building heft of this volume notwithstanding, the clamor for book five will begin as soon as readers finish installment four."
by Chicago Tribune,
"Rowling has a way of making the wildest, most whimsically unlikely conventions and scenarios seem utterly plausible, of creating a world so convincing that you don't even stop to question the existence of flying broomsticks and invisibility cloaks."
by Kirkus Reviews,
"[A]nother grand tale of magic and mystery, of wheels within wheels oiled in equal measure by terror and comedy, featuring an engaging young hero-in-training who's not above the occasional snit, and clicking along so smoothly that it seems shorter than it is."
Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.
A teenager pitching headfirst into the world of near adulthood, Harry returnsto Hogwarts for his fourth year.
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