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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) (original 2000; edition 2002)

by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

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Member:Ocearbhaill
Title:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2002), Paperback, 752 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:magick, coming of age, epic

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

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700 pages...wow! Read in less than 2 weeks--more wow! Interesting story...it's amazing to me how different the Harry Potter in the books and the Harry Potter movies are very different. I'm over halfway through the series now...which is pretty much what is keeping me going! :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
700 pages...wow! Read in less than 2 weeks--more wow! Interesting story...it's amazing to me how different the Harry Potter in the books and the Harry Potter movies are very different. I'm over halfway through the series now...which is pretty much what is keeping me going! :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
This is the book in the series where the intrigue really picks up. People say things that you have no hope of interpreting unless you’ve already read the whole series and are rereading the books. Things happen that don’t really make that much of an impression but later on turn out to be important to the plotline. This book probably took much longer to write than the first three books in the series for these very reasons. It also shows that Rowling got better at writing as she wrote the series. This is also a turning point in the series for obvious reasons if you’ve read the book. Nothing will be the same again. I forgot how much is in the book that was not in the movie. I enjoyed remembering why certain things happened but there were some things that I didn’t remember and thus was shocked all over again. Highly recommended series if you’ve been living under a rock and have not yet picked these books up. ( )
  Kassilem | May 27, 2014 |
I don't know. I really don't know what's wrong with me. I've been attempting to read this for sich a long time, but I haven't been able to get into it. Not changing the rating / shelving because I still hold it very dearly to my heart. ( )
  Summer_Missfictional | May 23, 2014 |
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the pivot point for the entire series. The first three books elevated JK Rowling out of obscurity while GoF and the final three books launched Harry Potter to global adoration. Tonally, Goblet of Fire is one long goodbye to Harry's childhood culminating with a foreboding preview of what's to come.

The movie version, while fun, moves way too fast. I get it though, it needs too. Otherwise the pacing would crawl. The book however allows for the individual stories to develop that ultimately enrich the whole: Hermione's SPEW, the beginnings of Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes, Percy's enthusiasm for working at the ministry, Dobby making an appearance, Rita Skeeter's secret and more.

Every HP book is fun to read; this one is the most fun for me. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | May 21, 2014 |
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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.
 

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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Greenfield, GilesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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"Kill the spare"
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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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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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Harry Potter, a fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal fourteen-year-old wizard, but what Harry does not yet realize is that he is not a normal wizard, and in his case, different can be deadly.… (more)

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