Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Review

Flashback Friday


Perpetually Past Due

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Published in 1997 as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, published in the U.S. in 1998

Pages: 309

Genre: Fantasy, magical realism

 “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

The legacy of Harry Potter is undeniable and the critical acclaim is well deserved. The first Harry Potter book not only broke records for sales but also brought about the different genres and categories we have today on the New York Times Bestseller List.

I am going to say outright that this book is as good the third time as it was when I read it for the first almost seventeen years ago. The characters are well fleshed out and J.K. Rowling has a ridiculous amount of talent in the way that she switches from…

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8 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Review

  1. Haha! I like it! Your review and your thought process was fluid and logical. I love kids books and cartoons and otherwise “childlike imagery” because they’re not just “for kids” (Well… some are. I’m talking about the message, not the form. Lol)
    I love children’s literature and picture books. And I love the. Even more when they circumvent established expectations of what is it is not appropriate for that medium.
    Hahaha. Geez.

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  2. My brother discovered that JK is a distant relative of ours – her great grandmother was sister to our great grandmother who employed her in East London. Leaving aside that total irrelevance I have to say I found the Harry Potter books all a little “samey2 after the first although my young son loved them and even listened to them in German when he was studying German at university. Personally my taste would favour Phillip Pulman in this genre but I was ever the intellectual snob.

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