Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hardback
This new novel by J. K. Rowling continues the further adventures of boy wizard Harry and his friends.
Harry is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School, and what he is about to discover will turn his world upside down.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 1520 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/09/2003
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780747569602
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Review by hasko
Just a quick one: Too many words. This book is exceedingly wordy with no real reason. Maybe Rowling just wanted to make sure that the number of pages continued to increase like it did for the first four books. I dropped it somewhere in the middle and was never after tempted to read it to the end. This is the last part of the series that I have read.
Review by benfulton
Almost all of our running plotlines come to a crashing halt, as Lord Voldemort is off doing his own thing while the government squabbles with the Hogwarts administration. The Ministry of Magic eventually manages to turn the school into an Animal-Farm-esque totaliarian society, and the students must fight back. But Hermione seems to have given up on her plan to free the House-Elves, and just a few steps are made on reaching out to non-human species. Harry's romantic encounters continue to wobble along. In the last 200 pages Voldemort returns to the scene, and he and Harry battle for what is apparently a crucial item in their struggle. But we must hope for Voldemort's sake that he can come up with more than the twenty or so followers he seems to have managed.