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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (original 2000; edition 2000)

by J. K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury (2004) Paperback, 796 pages
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Tags:fiction, british, read in 2007, fantasy, 2000s, britain, adventure, children's/YA, orphans/adopted children, boarding school, wizards, read in 2013

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (2000)

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Full disclosure, this was my first time reading Goblet of Fire, and I'm simply astounded by the number of things left out of the movie adaptation. Knowing what's missing, I feel like it will leave the movie quite empty upon my next viewing (which will happen soon as I've been rewatching each film after finishing the book).

I would have loved to see Winky, for one. Also, why no Sirius? Well, except that one moment in the fireplace, but I feel quite cheated as a movie viewer that he was barely in the film version. I mean, I know things need to be cut, but come on.

Of course, there is a great deal going on in this one; the Quidditch World Cup, the Tri-Wizard Tournament, the massive plot against Harry, and the return of... well... you know... Not to mention the story behind new characters and new schools added for this one.

There just really is so much going on here, it's no wonder it came in so much longer than the previous three. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Dec 6, 2016 |
An honor he never sought will bind him to a deadly task.

In his dreams Harry sees Lord Voldemort, but they’re only dreams, soon forgotten, as Harry joins friends and ministry officials at the Quidditch World Cup. It’s a night full of wonders, and yet before it ends tragedy will strike, and the dark mark will appear overhead. To unravel this mystery, Harry must conquer new challenges. For the first time in a hundred years the goblet of fire has been lit.

While opening on a dark tone, the story quickly returns to its trademark whimsy, using a series of short scenes with the Dursleys to review what’s happened before returning to Hogwarts, with a slight detour to watch a magical championship.

The story grows quickly, expanding on the existing world through the use of additional characters; each with their own story to tell. Individually each character is a rich addition to the cast, but taken together some readers may find the sheer volume of new characters excessive.

In the face of so many subplots, the main one is reduced to occasional references, reminding audiences of the ominous opening. The story focuses on social issues; as characters continue to struggle with questions of identity and perception. Eventually the main conflict reasserts itself, bringing the story to a strong conclusion, marked by harshness uncharacteristic of the series; its first forays into romance, grief, and the loss of innocence.

+Strong Description
+Strong Setting
*Large cast of strong characters
-Fragmented Plot
-Slow Pacing

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  adamg211 | Nov 26, 2016 |
Not as compelling as its predecessor but enjoyable just the same. The character development is excellent, especially Ron, and it is really interesting to see it play out so well in the final installment. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is about a 14 year-old boy named Harry Potter in a wizarding world. held about once every century,a contest between 3 schools is held.but unfortunately for Harry Potter, you have to be 17 or older to compete. Harry Potter is forced to compete when his name is somehow chosen.he has to pass 3 test and come out on top of 3 other students that are much older and experienced than him. with the assist of a teacher named mad eyed moody,he wins.but the most evil and most powerful wizard is back,lord Voldemort. he narrowly escapes him and figures out mad eyed moody is an impostor.
I love this book. i love this author and have read 3 other books by her. i would give this book 5-stars .the ending is very good and breath taking. the only bad thing i could say is that it all gets off to a slow start. but other than that the book is good and i would recommend it to anyone who like fantasy. i am excited to start the next book in this series! ( )
  MasonB.G1 | Nov 2, 2016 |
First read: mid 2000:
Reread: December 2015

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  leahlo89 | Nov 2, 2016 |
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The fourth book in the Harry Potter phenomenon, at 734 pages, is what you call a wallow—one that some will find wide-ranging, compellingly written, and absorbing; others, long, rambling, and tortuously fraught with adverbs.
The fantasy writer's job is to conduct the willing reader from mundanity to magic. This is a feat of which only a superior imagination is capable, and Rowling possesses such equipment.
As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, "Goblet of Fire" is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material's enchanting innocence.
Tras otro abominable verano con los Dursley, Harry se dispone a iniciar el cuarto curso en Hogwarts, la famosa escuela de magia y hechicería. A sus catorce años, a Harry le gustaría ser un joven mago como los demás y dedicarse a aprender nuevos sortilegios, encontrarse con sus amigos Ron y Hermione y asistir con ellos a los Mundiales de quidditch. Sin embargo, al llegar al colegio le espera una gran sorpresa que lo obligará a enfrentarse a los desafíos más temibles de toda su vida. Si logra superarlos, habrá demostrado que ya no es un niño y que está preparado para vivir las nuevas y emocionantes experiencias que el futuro le depara.
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To Peter Rowling,
in memory of Mr. Ridley
and to Susan Sladden,
who helped Harry
out of his cupboard.
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The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it 'the Riddle House', even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.
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In this book Harry conquers various tasks via the triwizard tournament, but is this tournament more than Harry can handle?
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Headmaster cancelled

the school sports program so that

four kids could hunt eggs.


Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439139597, Hardcover)

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

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Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.… (more)

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