A little while ago, I decided to revisit one of the book series that defined my, uh, everything: The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling. In seven blog posts, I will look at the seven books in turn, and then perhaps take a look at some of the properties that accompany those seven books.
So, let’s get started with the first book in the series, shall we?
Let’s face it: We all know that Dumbledore knew a hell of a lot more than he let on, and he knew plenty of it from day one. He could have saved Harry a lot of time if he’d just been honest about some of it. Continue reading
Every fan of the Harry Potter books has gone through the pain of witnessing the movies butcher the story—and the characters. One of the characters most harshly treated by the movies is Harry’s best friend, Ron Weasley, who is so thrashed that fans have no choice but to draw a great chasm of a line between book!Ron and movie!Ron.
However, there’s some good that can be taken from this. Writers and readers can learn something from the way that the movies chose to treat Ron. So, that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 Problems With Movie Ron Weasley.
Even before rereading it for this review, this is one of the Jacqueline Wilson books that I best remembered from my childhood—and for good reason.
After some downtime, the Sunday Review is back with a vengeance! A … fairly gentle vengeance, but a vengeance. Today, we’ll be taking a look at something which is fairly nostalgic for me, and which holds a lot of weight as something to endlessly rant about. Yes, we’ll be looking at that classic in the realm of hatedom: Christopher Paolini’s Eragon.
It’s got swords. It’s got sorcery. It’s got elves and orc—um, I mean Urgals. This book, while widely loved by teenage boys and me before I became unbearably sarcastic, has become one of the internet’s biggest pet peeves. So what better book to welcome back the Sunday Review? Let’s take a look at this much-hated classic, and see if it deserves its reputation!