Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Posted 13 May 2010 in General

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The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . As with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore’s guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.Amazon.com Review
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  1. carnage

    necessarily hasty and perfunctory as I write this review to meet a deadline, have elicited a wealth of information about Joanne Rowling. But first, let me pose you a question: Is Joanne actually concerned about any of us, or does she just want to make mercantalism socially acceptable? After reading this review, you’ll unmistakably find it’s the latter. I have no problem with the manifestly obvious statement that she is so self-serving, I could waver between the alluring promises of a venom-spouting “new morality” and the sound dictation of my own conscience. I have no problem with the idea that I’d like people who exploit other cultures for self-entertainment to find themselves behind bars, looking out. And I have no problem with the special privileges occasionally granted to maladroit sluggards. What I do have a problem with are her superficial machinations.

    I don’t know how Joanne can be so impetuous. Still, I recommend you check out some of Joanne’s tractates and draw your own conclusions on the matter. Her criticisms of my reviews have never successfully disproved a single fact I ever presented. Instead, Joanne’s criticisms are based solely on her emotions and gut reactions. Well, I refuse to get caught up in her “I think … I believe … I feel” game. Your guess is as good as mine as to why Joanne wants to leach integrity and honor from our souls. Maybe it’s because she plans to combine, in a rare mixture, bestial cruelty and an inconceivable gift for lying. Let me end this review by pointing out that the battle to provide an atmosphere of mutual respect, free from sadism, racism, and all other forms of prejudice and intolerance is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and, we will not fail. Rating: 1 / 5

  2. rhynchosaur

    How about a different take on the worlds rich and famous? First the obvious–this is more primitive superstition that encourages children to believe in fantasy rather than take responsibility for the world–the norm of course. So far as the author is concerned, she’s just as clueless about herself and the world as most but about 200 times as destructive as the average American and about 10,000 times as destructive as the average Chinese. She has been responsible for the destruction of maybe 30,000 hectares of forest to produce these trash novels and all the erosion ensuing(not trivial as its ca. 12 tons/year for everyone on earth or about 200 tons per American and so about 5000 tons/year for Rowlings books and her evil brood). Not to mention the huge amount of fuel burned to make and distribute the books and films etc. She shows her lack of social responsibility by producing children rather than using her millions to encourage family planning or buy up the rain forest. Of course she’s not that different from most people–just more destructive. Rating: 1 / 5

  3. SpookyChick

    I know that there are way too many parents out there saying these books are demonic and a bad influence, and oh my word I’ve heard everything possible under the sun about the fricking influence. I have read enough of Harry Potter to make me puke up his glasses but when it comes to children there are only so many ones that are mature enough to handle the witchcraft and trickery that dominates these so-called stories. It’s basically mass brainwashing but for the love of Pete, just be glad they are reading this instead of more openly liberal material. Yes, there are misguided attempts to lace a deomcratic ideal throughout, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you know how to show your kids the truth about conservative republicanism. Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Gary Leigh

    Plot? – Verrry nice.

    Dialogue? – Verrry nice.

    Harry? – Verrry nice.

    Ron? – Verrry nice.

    Hermione? – Verrry nice.

    Ginny? – Verrry nice.

    Draco? – Verrry nice.

    Dumbledore? – Verrry nice.

    Snape? – Verrry nice.

    The Slug Club? – Verrry nice.

    The Death Eaters? – Verrry nice.

    The gnome eating the worm? – Verrry nice.

    The title? – Verrry nice.

    The picture on the front cover? – Verrry nice.

    The quality of paper? – Verrry nice.

    The price? – Verrry nice.

    The reviews? – Verrry nice.

    JK Rowlings’ Hair do? – Verrry nice.

    The weather? – Verrry nice.

    The priceless Rembrant my late grandmother left me? – Verrry nice.

    Everything else? – Verrry nice.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. Mr Pineapples

    I just hate Harry Potter books. When will they just leave us all alone? To see grown adults reading children’s books is surely an embarassment. I read a few to my kids and we decided to drop them: same old same old story lines and none of it is true anyway.

    YAWN Rating: 1 / 5

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