None of us were alive then, but twelve years ago there were no Harry Potter movies. Just books. For some we said a lot about the whole book. For others, we gathered a smattering of micro -- critiques in a handy format we call Sucks / Rocks. Now let us return to those strange times when we were forced to imagine what Harry looked like.
"The popularity of this book means that I won't get to teach it in my classroom for a long time. Cause they've all read it. And seen the movie. And played the video game. And dressed up as a character for Halloween."
Sorcerors Stone RevSF review:
"This world is rich in detail and diverse and just plain fun."
"Deus Ex Dobby. I feel sorry for the poor house elf, and like him in the later books. But exactly how many powers do house elves have?"
"The Dementors are just totally rockin' monsters."
"And hey, Hogwarts faculty: nice magical protection."
"I really wonder why Dumbledore has this great reputation. He's known Harry for four years now, and decides that not telling him anything is the best course of action?"
Order of the Phoenix RevSF review:
"It took me about twelve hours to read the whole book, and I tried, I really tried, to take my time."
"Harry outgrows the ritualistic flying phallus circle jerk that is Quidditch."
Half Blood Prince RevSF review:
"It’s all quite innocent in comparison with real-world teens but downright racy compared to Harry’s earlier tales."
"And lo, for what felt like 40 years, did Harry, Hermione and Ron wander in the wilderness."