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Saturday, June 21, 2003

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Reviewed
Lets see how HP5 fares at the hands of the critics...

NY Times feels Harry Potter loses his innocence in this book
This Harry Potter is less Prince Hal than a budding Henry V; less the callow boy in "The Sword in the Stone" and more of the young King Arthur.

A considerably darker, more psychological book than its predecessors, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" occupies the same emotional and storytelling place in the Potter series as "The Empire Strikes Back" held in the first "Star Wars" trilogy. It provides a sort of fulcrum for the series, marking Harry's emergence from boyhood, and his newfound knowledge that an ancient prophecy holds the secret to Voldemort's obsession with him and his family.
BBC says Rowling has brought the magic of reading to a global audience
Rowling's magical formula, so hard to replicate, is that she can keep the reader - whether young or old - enthralled.

The pages seem to turn themselves as though some unseen force drives us through the book.

The Globe and Mail says the Phoenix rises to expectations
Flashy, fast-paced, but a little flabby, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is here — all 766 pages of it.

The most anticipated book of the summer, Phoenix, the fifth book in J. K. Rowling's celebrated series of novels about an orphaned wizard raised in the home of the Dursleys — that beastly suburban family of muggles — lives up to its advance press.
The Age says its pretty gripping and the best so far!
Phew! What a read this book is! After reading 300 pages of the 766-page book, I'm pushing myself to type this review because I want to go back to the gripping story
Edmonton Journal declares it to be worth every minute of wait
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- the eagerly awaited fifth instalment of J.K. Rowling's revered Harry Potter series -- is as creative, engrossing and satisfying as any Potter fan could hope.

Now... only if Fabmart could deliver the book to me!! I'm fuming right now!!! x-(


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