Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling

Getting longer. Getting better? Not so much. For me, these are starting to drag.

Man - this is long, ringing of formula, and tired. I cannot wait for book six so I can read what will now be 300 pages recapping the first 5 years... because that's the formula. Enough already. J.K. - write less!

In short, I just didn't care that the Dark Lord was off in the background, near as I could tell, doing nothing. Nice name in Umbridge - always nice names. But, seriously, she's not the villain, Dumbledore makes that clear by being mostly absent. Where's the drama? Who cares about a bad school administrator; I didn't feel the tension. This is the worst of the Potter books. I hope the trend is reversed in the next one.

Posted: Mon - August 23, 2004 at 06:20 PM