Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Harry Potter 0.5

Harry Potter: The Prequel (Harry Potter, #0.5)Harry Potter: The Prequel by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so when I learned there was another Potter book I could read I was excited. The result was a huge heaping serving of disappointment. It felt like a teaser for an upcoming prequel rather than a prequel in its own right, and posed so many questions I don't know where to begin. The main one being, did J K Rowling really write this? Because if she did, then the level of writing I've come to expect from her has seriously slipped. I'm extremely disappointed with this book, and only glad I didn't spend good money on it, because if I had then I'd be demanding a refund right about now! It only gets 2 stars for the simple fact I found Sirius' comments amusing.

10 comments:

laurie said...

I also am a HUGE a Potter fan, I have all the books and all the movies and all the books in audio as well, I find them to be a comfort to me when I need something to ground me when times get rough, silly isn't it but they take me away, I had n't heard of this book, I wonder, mmm, I will look for it ,,

Deanna said...

That's disappointing. I own the whole series (I actually was able to get first editions of almost all of them as they were each published). I've read the first three and we've seen all the movies. I keep thinking I'll start over at the beginning and read them straight through. Sounds like I needn't bother looking for this one, though.

That corgi :) said...

I have to admit I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books; my daughter did enjoy them. So interesting about the quality of the writing; thanks for the review Tori!

betty

Toriz said...

Laurie:
You can download it via the link in this post (click on the title of the book). But I wouldn't bother. I know what you mean about the others though. I actually find that with a lot of books; it's why I love reading so much, I think.

Deanna:
I own the whole series of books on audio, and all the movies. I did also have all of them in print (first editions from book 4 onwards) but gave them to my Mam when I lost my sight since my hubby already had a set of his own and she and my Dad had been sharing a set. The whole family are Potter fans; even my 84 year old Nan loves Harry Potter! But this book was a waste of time, and I'm glad it was a free download.

Betty:
You should totally read the Hary Potter books; not this one, but the others!

Michael Lounsbury said...

Hello Toriz,

I do hate it when your let down by your favourite book series. It really makes you loose faith in the author. I'm sure the next one will be better.

Thanks for the visit to my blog and all of the creative encouragement that you've given me.

Have a great day!
Michael Lounsbury

Intense Guy said...

After thousands of pages and uncounted words, I guess J K just ran out of gas - the series was a tour-de-force of the imagination though!

Maybe she will cook up something new with new characters...?

Toriz said...

Michael:
No problem.

And, yes, perhaps her next piece will be better...

Iggy:
She has a new book out actually; one aimed more at adults though, I think.

And, yes, the series was excellent!

AliceKay said...

I've never read the Harry Potter series...watched most of the movies, tho. Sorry to hear this book was a disappointment for you.

The Coexist Cafe said...

Thanks for the honest review! I love the HP series (who doesn't!), and I was kind of interested in this one. To know it was kinda "meh" is definitely worth knowing. ;)

Toriz said...

AK:
You still haven't read them? I haven't pestered you enough I guess; you'd think with all the years I've known you I'd have gotten to you enough by now, LOL!

Stephanie:
No problem; I always try to be honest with my reviews!