Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Minneapolis, MN
I would just like to talk about the latest book I have read, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I finished it exactly a week ago (last Thursday) and none of my friends have finished it yet!!
First of all, I would like to say right now I am starting Return of the King, and I think I like the Harry Potter series better than the Lord of the Ring series. My main reason, you don't read about 100 pages of walking in Harry Potter, unlike the many time in Lord of the Rings where Tolkien takes a dreadfully slow pace writing about the scenery the characters are passing by, however I still like LoD.
For anyone who has read OotP (order of the phoenix), what did you think about it? I think it was the best one yet, and has some of the best character development I have ever read. However, J.K. says Hagrid is one of her favorite characters? I found myself finding out how unnecessary Hagrid as a character in OotP really is! He kept slowing down the plot and I found myself skimming through the parts with Hagrid... it is getting old of Hagrid making the same old mistakes, and he is very boring...
In order to not spoil the book for anyone, I won't say anything about the Character that died, but without revealing a lot I will say this: Umbridge is truly the character I have hated the most out of all Harry Potter books. I didn't hate here in a sense of "I wish she wasn't in the book", she was an extremely necessary character, but as evil as it gets almost...
Anyway, what did everyone think?
Tank in transition! 55 gallons, hard water.