June 4th, 2008

livejournal: opinion

Order of the Phoenix – a review

a.k.a. Why What Makes Book 5 Good Ultimately Condemns It

I started replying vanimy here and LJ told me that my reply was too rantish long for one comment. Apparently, I do have time to write one Harry Potter meta after all.


So this was vanimy’s statement:
Admittedly I loved Book 5 so can't agree with you on that one, if only because it made me sob at the end and because I loved Harry in this one, and of course Hermione.
which was in response to my earlier comment that Book 4 was the last good Harry Potter book. In the process of typing out a response, I started thinking about why exactly Book 5 at the time of its publication was a good book, and now in retrospect became the first of the bad trilogy that ended the series. Hence this meta.

It is long. Bathroom breaks are not optional.


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