Harry Potter #4 og Flammernes Pokal
Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Series: Harry Potter #4
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published in English: 2000
Dansk titel: Harry Potter og Flammernes Pokal
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: March 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Children & Adventure
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.
One of the things I admire most about this series is the way J.K. Rowling can speed through a year in under 300 pages. This book was twice that length but could easily have been longer because it was so darn well done.
There’s not a single thing I would have changed about this book I think. I absolutely loved the trials they had to go through. It kept me at my toes for the most part and I literally ate the book in a day. These rereads of the series have made me realize how good these books are. Sure when I was younger, I thought they were cool and all, but being an adult and still liking these books are a feat of strength. I especially loved the Quiddich World Cup my god that was genius.
This book is where everything changes and you feel it with every flip of the page. It maintained the classic spirit of books 1-3 while perfectly balancing the added stakes and darkness. In addition, like every other installment the way everything that is revealed at the end answers all your questions and puts even more new ones straight back into your head was just as satisfying as it was the first three books and it was perfection.
However, unlike the first three books this one comes with heartbreak too. So if you haven’t read the series yet, and you find the first three to be a little childish (I don’t know, maybe not every single human being on the planet likes this series) you’ll definitely be sucked in with this lovely addition to the series.
Harry Potter for the win! I feel like reading it again already.