The sixth installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series lives up to the standards of its predecessors.
Your thoughts on how author J. K. Rowling has developed the themes and characters in her books? Your review of how the latest installation, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' fits into the overall storyline?
The 652-page tome is getting rave reviews from muggle readers.
For those who want to know what it is like to be Harry Potter, here is a taste of the magic.
- Growing Up With Harry Potter
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2005)
- For Teenage Magicians, No Illusions
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2005)
- Too Many Copies of the Book? Sell One Back!
(The Associated Press, July 13, 2005)
- True Sorcery
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2005)
- A Scholar Who Gives Harry the Evil Eye
(The Washington Post, November 23, 2003)
- "Harry" and the Nation of Dweebs
(The Washington Post, November 23, 2001)
A look at what Post critics thought of the prior adventures.
'The Sorcerer's Stone'
This adventure "zestily mixes humor, suspense and action."
'The Chamber of Secrets'
The book "is a perfect summer novel for any 9- to 12-year-old."
'The Prisoner of Azkaban'
The Post did not review this book, but the film is "complex, frightening, nuanced."
- Movie: Nicole Arthur
'The Goblet of Fire'
The lengthy fourth book "is just as absorbing as its celebrated prede-
- Book: Jabari Asim
'The Order of the Phoenix'
The 870 pages of this book showcase the author's "ability to conjure a rich, teeming, utterly believable alternative world."
- Book: Elizabeth Ward