Potter raves

Potter raves: The 14-year-old finished the new Harry Potter book by 3:30 p.m. and gave it high marks. However, since his review for me led with a spoiler and the revelation of how the book sets up a clash in the final book…I’ll skip sharing it. The book apparently is getting good reviews from the official press, as well.

Quote (AP story):

The New York Times compared it favorably to “The Lord of the Rings,” and the Los Angeles Times to “Charlotte’s Web.” The AP’s Deepti Hajela called it a “powerful, unforgettable setup for the finale,”

Speaking of the 14-year-old’s reading, a close friend of mine in the book world who knows of my son’s voracious reading habits sent him an advance reading copy of Christopher Paolini’s book coming out next month, Eldest. According to my in-house critic, it’s a worthy follow-up to Paolini’s first book in the series, Eragon. (Paolini was 15 when he wrote Eragon and is 19 now.)

  • Lena

    Not to rain on your 14-year-old’s parade, but my 24-year-old friend called me at 7:15 a.m., shaking, claiming that her life was changed forever having just finished the book. I called her a loser and went back to bed.

  • Terry Heaton

    Not all agree with your son’s take, Rex. I have a 25-year old friend who’s an HP fanatic, and she said she has never been so disappointed.