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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) Hardcover (original 2003; edition 2003)

by J.K.Rowling

Series: Harry Potter (5)

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When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.
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Title:Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) Hardcover
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)

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Fairly enjoyable, but terribly long winded. Most enjoyable was the way in which the characters of the adults were given more depth and the shots of somewhat sarcastic humor that would crop up in relation thereto. On the flip side of the coin, all of the young folk seem to have been turned into nothing more than angsty stereotypical teenagers. For any given scenario, one could almost predict without thinking exactly how each of the younger characters would react. Also annoying was how, once again, the big death at the end seemed highly contrived. It is as if Rowling has said to herself that Harry needs to deal with death to help him mature and, therefore, it must be stuck in, even if it is about as natural as a sidewalk through a forest.

Overall, I was rather disappointed by this novel. 'tis a pity. I had started to enjoy the books more as they developed a deeper story line rather than just being the story of the perfect little Harry Potter, but this book seems to be overcompensating for the perfection of before by making many of the characters dull and annoying.
  eri_kars | Jul 10, 2022 |
My favorite Harry Potter book so far in the series. So much going on to keep my interest. I did get quite tired of Harry's moping and stupidity about people for most of it, but it does seem very true to teenage form. ( )
  MBTC | Jul 9, 2022 |
On a hot summer day, Harry is forced to use magic in front of his cousin, Dudley, when they are surrounded by Dementors. When they arrive back at 4 Privet Lane, Harry receives word that he is to sit for a trial at the Ministry of Magic to determine whether Harry will be suspended from Hogwarts.

Harry is taken from his home to 12 Grimaauld Place, Sirius' childhood home, where he is greeted by Ron, Hermoine, and the members of The Order of the Phoenix. When they all get together it is explained to Harry what the Order is and that they have formed to help him fight Voldemort; led by Albus Dumbledore. The Order knows that they will have no help from the Ministry of Magic as they refuse to acknowledge the fact that Voldemort has returned.

During his year at Hogwarts, not only does Harry have to deal with taking his OWLs but also with a new teacher hell bent on making his year miserable but also with learning that he and Voldemort can read each other's thoughts and feel each other's emotions. Harry begins having nightly dreams of a long back hall that he knows is at the Ministry and he must determine what this dream means.

Late in the term, Harry has a dream showing Sirius being tortured in that dark hall and Harry does everything in his power to get to him. Once there, Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Ginny, Neville, and Luna are met by a group of Death Eaters and are forced to fight over the prophecy they have been sent to retrieve. As the fight with the Death Eaters ensues, the members of the Order join the fight. As the fight rages on, Sirius is hit by a stunning charm which sends him through the vail to the other side and Harry must handle the death of his beloved godfather. As Harry attempts to kill Bellatrix Lestrange, who murdered Sirius, he encounters Voldemort and continues to defeat Voldemort.

As the Harry Potter saga continues, the books and the story get better and better. This chapter allowed us to get to know Harry's friends better and their stories. Harry has become one step closer to his ultimate one-on-one fight with Voldemort and the rest of his life. ( )
  Micareads | Jul 2, 2022 |
Ezt a kötetet múlt szerdán kellett volna befejeznem. Akkor volt belőle bő száz oldal, és megvolt a fejemben az értékelés gerince is, valahogy ilyesformán, hogy:

"KÓRUS: Ó, Harry, Harry, mit tettek veled? Megint egyedül hagytak, egy ellenséges világban, pedig csak most kezd pelyhedzeni a hónaljad! Hát ezt meg ki tette?
VOLDEMORT: Rám ne nézzenek, engem erre szerződtettek.
RON, HERMIONE: Mi meg, hát mi mit tehetnénk? Gyerekek vagyunk mi is. Segítünk, támogatunk, ha kell, erőn felül, de csodát ne várjanak tőlünk. A felnőtteket tessen megkérdezni.
A FŐNIX RENDJE: Sok a meló. Rohangászunk. Tudjuk, Voldemort feltámadott, de senki sem hisz nekünk. Alig bírjuk. Való igaz, ez a mi sarunk is. A főnökkel kéne beszélni, hátha ő. Neki kéne, nem?
DUMBLEDORE (irodája): A főnök jelen pillanatban nem kapcsolható. Mással beszél, nem elérhető, etc. Bízzon benne, hogy amikor kell, azért megjelenik. És különben is, daloljuk inkább együtt:
Mert ő egy igazi Bajnok,
mert ő egy igazi Bajnok,
mert őőő egy igazi Ba-a-ajnok,
kitől Voldemort is fél!"

Szóval itt tartottam múlt szerdán, és akkor a vesém azt mondta: na te gyarló hústorony, elgondolkodtál-e, hogy mi végre van veséje az embernek? Kettő is? Nos, gondolkodjál. Addig én leállok kicsit. Szóval kórház, intenzív, dialízis, géprekötés, új tapasztalatok. Bevallom, ezek egyben a Harry Potter-jelenség határait is jelentették: tudniillik azt, milyen körülmények között lehetetlen élvezni egy könyvet. Szárnyalna szellemed, basszus, a végtelenbe és tovább, de nem, mert rántanak kicsit a katétereden, és puff, máris megint ott vagy a porban. A tested, az az úr. De erről beszélgessen veletek Lin-Csi apát vagy Szent Ágoston.

Nagyjából vasárnapra kerültem olyan állapotba, hogy be tudtam fejezni. Addig csak hevertem. Szép, keresztény szóval "szenvedtem", de hagyjuk ezeket a keresztény szavakat, végtére is mi az a szenvedés? Nem tudom. Szerintem szenvedtem az álmatlanságtól, a csuklástól, vágytam rá, hogy valaki dörzsöljön már le egy szivaccsal, vágytam, hogy essen jól a zsemle, ne rosszul, ne jöjjön vissza, szóval mindezeket leírhatnám úgy, mint szenvedésstációkat. De igazából ha egy kicsit jól esett a zsemle (bár nem nagyon jól), ha ledörzsöltek, ha elaludtam, ha nem csuklottam, akkor máris nem mertem állítani, hogy szenvedek. Csak annyit, hogy én nem tudok a Harry Potterről írni. Mert hiába olvastam, nem az történt velem.

Most kinn vagyok az intenzívről, a hármas belgyógyon. Leválasztottak a gépekről, kinn ülök a sötét, néptelen váróban, és írok. Mert írni kell. Kinn esik. Agyoncsaptam egy szúnyogot. Meghalt, remélem, helyettem - kegyetlen világ ez. Szúnyogok, adjátok az életetek értem. Írom, mi történt velem, miközben Harry Potter 5-öt olvastam. Ami amúgy (szögezzük le) jó. Az történt, hogy a vesém leállt és elindult. Hogy úgy nézek ki, mint egy meghajszolt palesztin bombamerénylő az alapkiképzés huszadik napján. Hogy a kaja, kösz, nem rossz. Tegnap ettem egy remek gulyást, az nagyon bejött. Igaz, a másodikféle nem volt élményszerű. Tejberizs. No most. Ha a tejberizst a tesco zseniális gasztrofejlesztői meg tudják úgy csinálni, hogy 100 Ft, és finom, akkor itt miért olyan, mint valami mászkos szörny egy '50-es évekbeli őshorrorból? Az ember csak azt nézi, mikor mászik ki a szélére meggybefőtt cafrangja, hogy támadásba lendüljön. Aztán a mai menü. A leves itt is hibátlan: sárgaborsó virslivel, még Stahl Judit is csettintene utána. El is fogyott. De a második! Az nem tudom, mi volt. Illetve, azt hiszem, vadas. Vannak helyek, sötét, barbár helyek, ahol ilyen dolgokra azt mondják: "vadas", és kacagnak. Az ilyen helyeket kerülni kell. Az ilyen helyekről még képeslapot fogadni sem ajánlatos. (Hát ennyit a gasztronómiáról.)

Szóval ez van, ilyeneken gondolkodtam. Sajnálom, nem a könyvön, de ezzel nincs mit tenni. A testen gondolkodtam, meg a kis együgyű reakcióin. A szégyenen, hogy milyen gyorsan relativizálódik. Hogy mennyiré szeretnék inkább most a kórház egere lenni, futkározni szabadon, branül nélkül - árnyékból árnyékba. Vagy a sötét Szent János kertjének vén vetési varja lenni, aki most találja meg a kommunális hulladékban az általam imént leszólt vadast. Mert neki az a vadas lesz a nap zenitje, amitől opálos fényt kap az ázott létezés. Meghívja barátait is, a rókát, a nyestet és a sünt, buliznak. Hát így. De már az is jó, ilyeneken tudok gondolkodni, hát nem? Szóval megvagyok. És megleszek.

Köszönöm a rámgondolást mindenkinek. ( )
  Kuszma | Jul 2, 2022 |
Right, so I suspect there's some kind of jinx on this one as I'm far from being the first one experiencing health issues while reading this book. And I'm not talking about crying, that's just a sign of how incredibly well these books are all written, including volume five. I was not hospitalised, however, so I consider it a win.

I also had a feeling we were being taught an expression: "to take the mickey (out of someone)" (UK informal) to laugh at someone and make them seem silly, in a funny or unkind way. I have never encountered this expression before, so I had to look it up the first time, was quite happy with myself recognising it on the second occasion, and started thinking this was an example of intentional vocabulary building on Rowling's part when it appeared a third time in this same volume. Or maybe she just really liked this expression at the time. There's an apparent rise in 'mates' as well, though it already started in the 4th book if I am not mistaken.

I think I heard other readers say they were irritated by Harry's and/or Dumbledore's behaviour. I could understand Harry completely and was dead sure there was a very good reason for everything Dumbledore did from the very first moments. I think Rowling has built a wonderful ability in her readers to empathise with different characters, and gave some excellent, highly quotable lines of wisdom to young minds. This is just extraordinary, I couldn't appreciate it more.

This series is wicked in the very best sense of the word, but you all know this already. ( )
  blueisthenewpink | Jul 2, 2022 |
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The family romance is a latency-period fantasy, belonging to the drowsy years between 7 and adolescence. In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' Harry, now 15, is meant to be adolescent. He spends a lot of the book becoming excessively angry with his protectors and tormentors alike. He discovers that his late (and ''real'') father was not a perfect magical role model, but someone who went in for fits of nasty playground bullying. He also discovers that his mind is linked to the evil Lord Voldemort, thereby making him responsible in some measure for acts of violence his nemesis commits...

Ms. Rowling's magic world has no place for the numinous. It is written for people whose imaginative lives are confined to TV cartoons, and the exaggerated (more exciting, not threatening) mirror-worlds of soaps, reality TV and celebrity gossip. Its values, and everything in it, are, as Gatsby said of his own world when the light had gone out of his dream, ''only personal.'' Nobody is trying to save or destroy anything beyond Harry Potter and his friends and family.
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Las tediosas vacaciones de verano en casa de sus tíos todavía no han acabado y Harry se encuentra más inquieto que nunca. Apenas ha tenido noticias de Ron y Hermione, y presiente que algo extraño está sucediendo en Hogwarts. En efecto, cuando por fin comienza otro curso en el famoso colegio de magia y hechicería, sus temores se vuelven realidad. El Ministerio de Magia niega que Voldemort haya regresado y ha iniciado una campaña de desprestigio contra Harry y Dumbledore, para lo cual ha asignado a la horrible profesora Dolores Umbridge la tarea de vigilar todos sus movimientos. Así pues, además de sentirse solo e incomprendido, Harry sospecha que Voldemort puede adivinar sus pensamientos, e intuye que el temible mago trata de apoderarse de un objeto secreto que le permitiría recuperar su poder destructivo.
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When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.

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As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief...or will it?

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