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Harry Potter and the order of the phoniex

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jonathan, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. puppets_etc

    puppets_etc Well-Known Member

    I ordered it from Amazon.com, and they gave me a complimentary shipping upgrade, so I should have it in my hot little hands by noon tommorrow at home, no standing in line to buy it! I have already read the others probably 3 times each :o

    Deb :flirt:
  2. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    I'm leaving to go get it now!!! :D
  3. SamEagle 000

    SamEagle 000 Well-Known Member

    I'm also a big Harry Potter Fan!! I've read and own all four books! I can't wait! I'm getting mine tomorrow.

    Some one told me that on the internet the were looking at stuff on the new Harry Potter book. It said:
    A person will die in the new Harry Potter book.

    HINT: I shouldn't have said that.
    Who always says"I shouldn't have said that."


    This may not be true! Someone just told me this!
  4. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    Noooo!!!! It better not be true!!!! :eek: I LOVE Hagrid! I will be so upset if she kills him off... :boo:

  5. puppets_etc

    puppets_etc Well-Known Member

    Don't spoil it! I know for a fact she does lose one of the main characters, but she didn't say who in an article I read. I hope it's not Hagrid, but I can't think of one single main character that I would want gone, either. So lets just read and find out.

    Deb :flirt:

    Sorry, getting off my soapbox now..... :o
  6. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    I know who it is. Haven't read the book yet, but some author (read: lackwit) at Fanfiction.Net (also called the Pit of Voles) posted a "fic" up that blatently identified the character who dies in OotP. This person literally inserted themselves in their "story" and shouted the name in all caps.

    I reported it. I hope it gets taken down. If we want to know, we'll read the book for ourselves, thanks (or else get friends to spoil for us :D)

  7. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    Man, that's really lousy. I'd be pretty steamed about that. Spoilers are no fun!!!! :grouchy:
  8. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    I got home from work this afternoon and my aunt and uncle were waiting for me with our copies as belated birthday presents. It's already so good and I'm only about 3 chapters in!!! :excited: :excited:
  9. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I went to a Midnight Party at my local Barns & Noble bookstore. It was a blast! I actually knew quite a few people there (some were in my classes, and others were my professors!), I loved all of the costumes (someone dressed up as Professor Sprout. Awesome costume), and just the general chatter and speculation (I would wonder around the bookstore, and in every corner people were discussing the rumors and their favorite characters). It was a wonderful atmosphere. And then... it was midnight! I was one of the first people to get my line number (yay me!), so I could quickly get in line to get my book. That is, if I could find the line. There was no visible difference between people waiting to have their number called, and the people whose number was already called. So I spent about 10 minutes just looking for the darn line. But by 12:15, I had my book, and I was on my way home.

    Now I am halfway through the thing. It's awesome (don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything). I'm going to have to read it again. For one, I have to read the books twice to let everything sink in (the moment I first finished Goblet of Fire, I went straight back to the beginning to read everything). Secondly, I don't think it's dawned on me that this is actually the next book, and not a well-written fan fiction.

    Anyway, happy reading to those who have it (or are getting it)!
  10. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    I am not very savvy when it comes to these matters, and I didn't pre-register. We went to Borders and they only had enough copies for those who registered, so we went to Barnes and Noble. There were about 400 people in line ahead of us! So it was almost 1 before I got the book, but I did get it! And I didn't mind so much, because I nursed a root beer in the coffee shop while reading the article about Clay Aiken in the "Rolling Stone," so it all worked out. I'm only on the second chapter, and my restraint is surprising me. I figured I'd be at least a hundred pages into it by now, but I'm making an effort to savor it. Who know how long I'll have to wait for the next one? I better not take too long, though, because when I'm done I have to read it to my brother. He's a ninth grader and perfectly capable of reading it himself, but he says it's just so much more fun with me doing all the voices and everything... :p Not sure if my voice will agree after 900 pages, but oh well!!
  11. puppets_etc

    puppets_etc Well-Known Member

    Ok, it's time for round 2. I finished it last nite about 11:30. It was so good I couldn't put it down :o Anyway, as usual, it leaves you waiting for more. How she (JK Rowling) is going to end the series is beyond me. They're all so good, you sit there thinking, "OK, what's next?!?"

    Deb :flirt:

    HAVE FUN READING :excited:
  12. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I think the only character that would be a joy to have gone from the series would be either Harry himself or Hermione. They just bug me...

    I certainly hope it isn't Ron. Is it Ron? Tell me, is it Ron? *sigh* It's either him or Hagrid. I know it...
  13. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    Except that there would be no series without Harry... ;)

    I'm on chapter 20 and my brother is one ahead of me and he keeps telling me to hurry up and catch up so we can talk about it!

    I know exactly what you mean. I've been waiting for it so long, it's hard to believe its actually here!! While I was rereading the first four again, I kept looking forward to having whole new adventures to read about and now I can!

  14. SamEagle 000

    SamEagle 000 Well-Known Member

    What page are you guys on? I've been reading it and it's really hard to put it down! It's really good! :D

    I'm on pg. 250.
  15. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    I'm only on p. 179, but I'm taking it nice and slow... Hopefully not so slow, though, that I find out ahead of time who meets his or her untimely demise... I should be ok, though. My parents went to see "The Sixth Sense" with me at the dollar theater in February, and nobody had spoiled the secret for them. And we knew lots of people who had seen the movie. Let's just hope they don't put it in the headlines! Anyway, it's a great book. And at the point I'm reading, the school year hasn't even started yet! There definitely is a darker tone in this book. Each book seems to get darker, and Harry especially is different. He's much more surly this time around.
  16. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I can't imagine that they could get away with nixing Harry! It's hard for me to say who my favorite character is, but I could make a good case for Hagrid. He is such an awesome character. I seriously hope he makes it through the series. I'm also crazy about Fred and George. :crazy: They're hilarious! You can always count on them for a refreshing dose of levity, no matter how serious the situation is. Killing one of them off would be really weird, since the two of them are inseparable. They complete one another. And I definitely do not want to see either of them go!
  17. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    And it's cool because they seem to have a bigger part in this one so you get to read about them even more! I almost had a heart attack last night when I was reading because I thought I figured out who it's gonna be who dies....I'm not gonna say who but I really hope I'm wrong! :concern:
  18. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    I know, I'm loving their part in this book. They're even more fun now that they can do magic whenever they want. I've already encountered a couple red herrings... or potential red herrings... not sure about the second, but I hope it is!
  19. frogturtle

    frogturtle Member

    I finished the book. It is really good. It took me about 11 or 12 hours to read. i was so scared it would be one person to die, it looked like it at the beginning of that part, but it wasn't.
    Did it seem to anyone that JK Rowling wrote in a different style this time? When I first started reading it, I could tell everything was different. With Dudley, he has changed completely, hasn't he? He always seemed the good one, except when dealing with Harry. Now everything changed. I don't want to give out too many details, but this book is different. At first, she wrote in a style for smaller kids to understand. Now it is much more complex. Am I wrong?
  20. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    I don't think you're wrong at all. I very much agree with you. The writing is different here, and the tone is even darker than book 4, which was pretty dark itself. I'm not even a third of the way through yet, and Harry especially is different. His whole outlook seems to have changed -- those terrible teens, I guess! He definitely has a much darker side here, reminding me of Annakin Skywalker in the last movie. It's very interesting...

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