dmard, November 18, 2011 (view all comments by dmard)
The first two Harry Potter books were excellent children's books, better than most of the adult novels I've read. Interestingly, the style and plots of the books mature along with the main characters. The Half-Blood Prince is tantalizing and it's characterization of the Half-Blood Prince himself deftly foreshadows what's to come in the final book of the series, The Deathly Hallows.
The later J.K. Rowling's books, although categorized as "children's books," are among my all-time favorites along side Samuel Clemens, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
cecilia, April 6, 2009 (view all comments by cecilia)
Yet another brilliant masterpiece from J. K. Rowling. It's intense, it's funny, it's scary, it's romantic, it's inspiring, it's heartbreaking, it's a work of art. One of her best.
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