Selasa, 07 Mei 2013

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

Paperback, 636 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
Year of publication: 2000

'Come seek us where our voices sound,
We cannot sing above the ground,
And while you're searching, ponder this:
We've taken what you'll sorely miss,
An hour long you'll have to look,
And to recover what we took,
But past an hour - the prospect's black,
Too late, it's gone, it won't come back.' -p.402-

Harry Potter started his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet it is not a Harry Potter without a grand adventure. For more than a century, the Triwizard Tournament was forgotten due to the high death toll...but not this year. Three biggest Magical Schools in Europe gathered at Hogwarts for this Tournament: Beauxbaton Academy, Drumstrang Institute and Hogwarts School. Three champions were supposed to be chosen from each school, but there were four champions to compete; Harry Potter was one of them.

I know that most of you guys have known the story of this book by heart, so I believe that I didn't need to give a long and boring flashback of the story ;p

For Harry Potter series, I consider this book to be the top climax, and the most complex Harry Potter book ever. Why? Of course I have my reasons:
  • The return of the Dark Lord. That part was a massive part of the story in this book. Let's face it guys; the darkest, scariest, cruelest, and dumbest got his body back, complete with snake nose and red pupil! If that was not a climax, then I don't know what is.
  • A bunch of big events: Quidditch World Cup and the scenes of terror, the Triwizard Tournaments and the three tasks (dragon, merpeople, and crazy maze with blast-ended skrewts), The Yule Ball, The death of Cedric Diggory and of course the return of Lord Voldemort.
  • The beginning of sparks of love between the characters.
  • A row in Harry-Ron friendship after Halloween until the end of the first task.
  • The introduction of three Unforgivable Curses.
  • Funny moments with Fred and George and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes: Ton-Tongue Toffee, Canary Cream, Fainting Fancies, Nousebleed Nougats - and beginning of their carrier.
  • The location of Hogwarts' Kitchen was revealed!!!
  • A secret about Hagrid was exposed.
  • What is pensieve? This object was also introduced in this book, and it will have a big part in the last book.
  • A brief overview of Magical Politics and the Ministry of Magic.
  • First death scene in the Harry Potter series.
  • Brief appearance of James and Lily Potter.
You know what, I can actually go on forever if I don't stop myself, heheeee....because I think this book is just simply amazing! Needless to say that this is my fav book of the saga.

PS. This post is published as a requirement in:
  1. Hotter Potter RC
  2. Books in English RC
  3. Fantasy RC

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