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5th Book!
« on: February 27, 2005, 08:02:22 AM »

Loads of people think the 5th hp book is boring! Now in a way I agree! Theres a li'l bit in it thats boring ::) but Most of it is really good! I like the bit in St Mungos the best! Tell me youre opinion on the book n whats youre fave part?
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2005, 09:51:30 AM »

I believe that the 5th book isn't as exciting as the others but i think it is building up to the 6th.  I thought that a lot of my questions were left unanswered. Ex: Percy Weasly???
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2005, 07:55:50 AM »

I agree, mismay. Part of the problem for me was that I read it at breakneck speed to try and find out who was gonna die. That impacted my reading of it a lot. One of these days, I'll go back and read them all again. Like when I go to Siberia and have to be on a plane for twelve hours.  :-\
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2005, 05:58:50 PM »

Wait, you're going to Siberia, Ping? Or was that a joke that I totally missed...?

Anyways, I liked the fifth, but it wasn't my favorite. I've only read it about eight or ten times, so I haven't gotten it as deeply as the other ones, but I liked the heightened sense of emotion. Sometimes, it went way too far with Harry being overemotional, and too frequently, also.

My favorite part of OoP was probably when Harry learns Occlumency, though. I thought that was well written and interesting.
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005, 07:49:45 PM »

Well, I might be, except our travel budget is over-extended. So I may have to wait until the summer. Oh darn. ;)

I kept wondering when someone was going to get Harry some grief counseling. It was frustrating.
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2005, 12:44:47 PM »

That's how I felt the first time I read it, but I've been reading it again, and I started *immediately* after putting down GoF, which made it all make a lot more sense.  I realized that the reason I hadn't read it a second time yet was because of Umbridge.  I have never had such a powerful reaction to a fictional character.  Ever.  She may not *really* be the most evil character I've ever read about, but she *feels* that way.  She just - *shudders* ooooh, I really don't like her.

Anyway, other than that, I've really enjoyed it my second time through so far.  Even more than the first time (and I had to read it more slowly than any of the others because I was reading it aloud to my husband and promised not to get ahead of him while he was at work because then I'd read to myself while he was home, too, and he'd never get to hear it (too busy with work.))  We did get a lot of really interesting information, I thought, but of course there are so many more questions that come with that information.

Geez, this makes me wonder how Jo's going to pull off book seven!  There are so many questions we have, and I suspect a lot of them will never really be answered.  What are we going to do?  I hope people don't get mad at her for not fitting every little thing in, but are we ever going to get answers to our questions?   :-[

My favorite part of book five (from what I've read) is when Harry is talking to Sirius and Lupin about his dad, and what a dork he was as a fifteen-year-old.  heh heh heh.  It was cute, and gosh darn it, I just like Lupin a lot.   ;D
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2005, 07:37:14 PM »

See, there were lots of things I didn't like:  I didn't like Harrys' over-emotionalism, as Shelly put it.  I didn't like the squabbling between all the Order, especially Mrs. Weasley and everyone else.  I don't remember her being so darn annoying before.  I didn't like that Hermione seemed to have all the right answers for absolutely everything -- even more than normal.  I did like that Ginny became a bit more, well, real.  But even that I thought went a bit far.  Too much too fast too sudden. 

I guess that I felt like the characters lost some depth in book 5, became a bit more caricature-like rather than 3-D. 

That's my primary assessment.  I liked the end, though.  Especially the duel between LV and Dumbledore.  Very cool.

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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2005, 04:15:17 PM »

I liked OoP.  It's not my favorite but I still liked it.

When I first read it, it seemed like Harry was very very Angry all the time.  That was rather annoying.  But I too had the anger towards Umbridge, I have never hated a character so much before in my life.

I do need to read them all again.  Maybe my fiance and I can sit down and read them together so we can be ready for book 6. I dont' think we'lll be seeing much of each other when the book comes out in July.
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Re: 5th Book!
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2005, 08:36:19 PM »

I actually like OotP the best. My favorite scene would have to be a toss up between when Harry's in the Pensieve seeing his father and when they're in Dumbledore's office after the DoM. And finally there's a teacher nasty enough to take some of the heat off Snape!
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