Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling
(734 pp, MMPB, 2000).
I decided to reread the fourth Harry Potter book so that I'd have it all
fresh in my mind when the new one comes out in less than two weeks.
If you haven't read the book, and plan to, or if you just plan to watch the
movie when it comes out, don't read any further. This is full of spoilers.
Voldemort has clearly never read The Evil Overlord
List. In this book, he violates Numbers 1, 6, 17, possibly 22, 24,
61, and most importantly, Number 85: "I will not use any plan in which
the final step is horribly complicated." Voldemort's entire plan is
way complicated. His Loyal Minion even points this out at the
beginning of the book, but his alternative suggestion is rejected out
of hand. Voldemort has a reason for going with the complicated plan,
but I think that ultimately, it'll prove to have been a bad move on
I am just dying to know Snape's story. He is such an
interesting character-- he was a Voldemort supporter, back in the day,
but he changed sides in the middle of the fight. Both Dumbldeore
and Voldemort are certain that Snape would never, ever rejoin
the Death Eaters. Why? And why is Draco Malfoy of all people, his
favorite student? If Book 5 does nothing but explain the mystery of
Snape, it'll be worth the purchase price.
I like Mad-Eye Moody (presuming that Fake Moody did a good job of
impersonating the real one). I hope we get to see him again.
Given that the wizards can magically cure all sorts of ills and
injuries, why do some of them (Harry, Harry's dad, Dumbledore) need to
New book comes out 21 June. I probably won't go to a midnight release dealie
this year, but then again, I didn't plan on going to the one for this book, either, so we'll see
how bored I am Friday next.
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