Well, that’s that!

I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I enjoyed this, this in general, reading through the series over the past few weeks. There were things about this last book that I didn’t like, for one, it was entirely too long. The story that was being told could have been told better in half the pages, there were times that I labored through the pages as they became tedious to read. But by the last third or quarter it picked up and held my rapt attention again.

It’s nice to see that the other characters are developing in personality, but I wish it was a little more drastic than it had been. They’re 15 now, and they are and should be different than when they were at 11, but their personality growth seems to have been a little too slow. They come across as slightly emotionally stunted. I can understand it, because the books aren’t actually for 15 year olds (nor approaching-30 year olds) they’re for 10 year olds, so the characters need to stay identifiable, and its certainly reasonable to just consider their stunted growth parts of their characters. (Someone commented about this very subject before I read the books and now I really understand what they were talking about).

Well, on to my next read Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.