Geoffrey Long
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It's amazing how J.K. Rowling makes 900 pages fly by so quickly. I just finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and, well, I don't want to say too much about it, for fear that I'd ruin it for others, but... She certainly nails what it's like to grow up. She's very honest, and accurate.

There's a scene in Neil Gaiman's Brief Lives, which was my favorite of the Sandman books, where a little girl spends some time talking to the King of Dreams. Afterwards, her mother asks her, "What did he tell you, darling?" And the girl simply replies, with a sort of haunted look in her eyes, "True things."

It's like that.


I actually didn't think it was as dark as book 4. I'd be interested in discussing other takes on it. I don't have the convenience of living with another Harry Potter fan, so I have not yet been able to discuss it with anyone.

I couldn't believe how quickly it went by either. I thought JK Rowling hit what being 15 was like right on the head - Harry was very angsty this time around. It was a great book - I can't wait for the next one.

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