I read the book awhile back. First online: I downloaded it off the numerous dubious sources for such revered content, and when I’d already finished that, mom got me a hardcopy.
I didn’t (and don’t) feel the same kind of excitement with this book than with others. Have no clue why though: not saying this book is bad, just that there’s not so much magic as last time. The reason probably though is that I was half sick when I read it.
Something to say to lots of people who are being introduced to “reading” through Potter. It’s definitely a great series, more wonderful because people of all ages like it well, but it’s not the be-all end-all of writing that we call “fantasy”. Niether is ‘Lord of the Rings’, in case you were thinking that: try authors like Greg Keyes, Eddings, George R.R. Martin, Anne Rice, and well… lots of others. It’ll be great if Harry helps you step up to better reading. 🙂