Today I’m reviewing ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ by J.K.Rowling’
Blurb (from Amazon):
Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever. Doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby. Rescued from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year. Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone. Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Did I like it?
Yes. It certainly isn’t high literature. But I’m sure this wasn’t the intention of Mrs Rowling. The story is interesting; it’s very good escape literature. You can sink yourself into the world of Hogwarts and escape reality. What do you expect more from a book?
What I didn’t like?
The same as I’ve already said in my critique of book 1. The fuss about the series. It’s a book, part of a series. Nothing more, nothing less. If it brings people to read it’s good, job done! Kudos!
Would I recommend it?
Again, it’s part of our society. You haven’t read you’re missing out on something. And, again, no film can replace a book. I wouldn’t recommend starting the series with book 2. Read ‘em in order, it makes sense. You could read all books as stand alone novels but you will miss something. For my taste, book 2 is the weakest of the series and I’m unfortunately unable to say why. 15 out of 20 points.