Harry Potter #2 og Hemmelighedernes Kammer
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Series: Harry Potter #2
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published in English: 1998
Dansk titel: Harry Potter og Hemmelighedernes Kammer
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: March 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Children & Adventure
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike
And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?
This is not my actual first read, but like the 10th reread. When I grew up this used to be one of my least favorites of the bunch, but now I actually like the book more than I remembered. J. K. Rowling really knows how to write a great book. This time around, I realize how much more entertaining this book is compared to the movie. Nothing wrong with the movie, but this book just has a lot more to offer in the funny department.
After my reread, I noticed how many hints of upcoming events in the future book there really is, which is awesome! I find that, every time I read these books I discover something new.
What can I possibly say about the book series that haven’t already been said before? I don’t feel like I can say anything that justifies how great work this truly is.
Character wise it’s flawless, world building is awesome, the adventures are amazing and the plot, my god the plot is epic. Don’t just sit there get the reading on the road if you haven’t read it!
These are my favorite looking editions of the Harry Potter series, but I do want to collect the Illustrated Versions at some point.