July 17, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling

Oh, my. That's all; oh, my.

In many ways this book is less action-packed than its immediate predecessor (and shorter, too); most of the story takes place at Hogwarts, and for most of the book Hogwarts is a reasonably peaceful place. There's more teen angst and bickering, and a few delightful teen victories--oh, and Harry spends quite a bit of time working with Dumbledore. Doesn't sound like much, put that way, but the book works, it definitely works, even if it has a quieter tone than some of the others.

Of course, there's always a lull before the storm....

Oh, my.

Posted by Will Duquette at July 17, 2005 07:54 AM