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The Kindle version is defective as some reviewers wrote (I wish I had read them before I purchased), on an iPad with Kindle app in my case. When reading with the device held in landspace (side ways) position, the last sentence on the first column repeats at the beginning of the second column on every page. Additionally, sections of certain sentences are missing randomly. Oddly, this problem seems to go away when the device is held in portrait orientation. I chatted with Amazon tech support, but after trying several fixes nothing helped and they are giving me a credit for the purchase. They also told me that this version will not be available for purchase until the problem is fixed, but I still see it listed for purchase. So, buyers beware. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight–and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season’s premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars–the Death Eaters–are out for murder. Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians’ schools, the stylish Beauxbatons and the icy Durmstrang, in a Triwizard Tournament. Those chosen to compete will undergo three supreme tests. Could Harry be one of the lucky contenders? But Quidditch buffs need not go into mourning: we get our share of this great game at the World Cup. Attempting to go incognito as Muggles, 100,000 witches and wizards converge on a “nice deserted moor.” As ever, Rowling magicks up the details that make her world so vivid, and so comic. Several spectators’ tents, for instance, are entirely unquotidian. One is a minipalace, complete with live peacocks; another has three floors and multiple turrets. And the sports paraphernalia on offer includes rosettes “squealing the names of the players” as well as “tiny models of Firebolts that really flew, and collectible figures of famous players, which strolled across the palm of your hand, preening themselves.” Needless to say, the two teams are decidedly different, down to their mascots. Bulgaria is supported by the beautiful veela, who instantly enchant everyone–including Ireland’s supporters–over to their side. Until, that is, thousands of tiny cheerleaders engage in some pyrotechnics of their own: “The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the veela across the field.” Long before her fourth installment appeared, Rowling warned that it would be darker, and it’s true that every exhilaration is equaled by a moment that has us fearing for Harry’s life, the book’s emotions running as deep as its dangers. Along the way, though, she conjures up such new characters as Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody, a Dark Wizard catcher who may or may not be getting paranoid in his old age, and Rita Skeeter, who beetles around Hogwarts in search of stories. (This Daily Prophet scoop artist has a Quick-Quotes Quill that turns even the most innocent assertion into tabloid innuendo.) And at her bedazzling close, Rowling leaves several plot strands open, awaiting book 5. This fan is ready to wager that the author herself is part veela–her pen her wand, her commitment to her world complete. (Ages 9 and older) –Kerry Fried
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (Book 4) Hardcover – THX, July 8, 2000 by J.K. Rowling (Author) Review
What can you say about the Harry Potter books that hasn’t already been said? Obviously this is not the book to start with (you want Philosopher’s (or Sorcerer’s, depending on locale) Stone for that one), but it’s a very skillful bridge between the more lighthearted first books and the much darker later books. Not my favorite of the series, but then I love the later, darker, somewhat more complex ones that come later. This is solid fantasy, with a lot of unexpected twists and turns, excellent character development, an engaging story, and ‘bad guys’ that aren’t just one-dimensional (the ones that may seem so gain more complexity in later books, as well). Any fantasy fan – or reader of any kind – absolutely needs to read this series. As with any Harry Pottery novel, if you’ve only seen the movie, you definitely need to read the book as so much is left out (like entire plot lines) and much of the magic (see what I did there) is lost in translation. If you’ve never read Harry Potter before, go back and start at the beginning. If you’ve read up til now and are unsure about continuing, I urge you to do so. The books only get better as the series goes on. -Read Reviews-
Great intrigue with this purchase! No problems whatsoever! Thanks! P.S. -I bought this book used, so the edge are a little worn. But it’s okay, I expected that when I bought it!
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