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Re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Today: Nimble Books Commentary (Re-read Harry Potter Today Book 1)

Re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Today: Nimble Books Commentary (Re-read Harry Potter Today Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Graeme Davis
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Now's the time to go back to the very beginning and re-read HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE with the aid of this funny, insightful guide to the book by Potter expert Dr. Graeme Davis. Includes reviews of each and every chapter with star ratings from one to seven -- find out which ones the author gives sevens and which ones he gives ones! (There are a couple.) See whether you agree with him about the best "Rowling Moments" in each other chapter and who should be classified "Hero" or "Fool." Terrific fun for any Potter fan and an ideal companion when you are in the mood to re-read the series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 329 KB
  • Print Length: 75 pages
  • Publisher: Nimble Books LLC (4 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YH9HNW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading 6 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay, so it's American and I should have known better - but - who wrote this rubbish and why? It looks as though you are buying the US version of The Philosophers Stone, instead you get some self styled critic - who fundamentally misunderstands the sheer Englishness of the books - cashing in and offering a critique. Sorry Amazon, you let yourselves and J K Rowling down by seling this rubbish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great commentary for HP fans 3 Jun 2013
By Kirsty
Format:Kindle Edition
Fun and interesting commentary of the book. Should be noted that this is NOT Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, as another reviewer seems to be confused about ! As stated in the title, this is a commentary of the book and works it's way through chapter by chapter. Easy to read and full of interesting observations. A must for someone who regularly rereads the Harry Potter books.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful 28 May 2011
By Blue728 - Published on
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This book is a literary criticism/analysis of J.K. Rowlings first Harry Potter book. I enjoy reading literary criticism and I really enjoy reading the first Harry Potter book, so for me this book is a perfect fit.

The writing in this book is on par with writings you find in the Economist magazine (or even the New Yorker, but not as long winded). The author definitely knows a lot. He goes into JK Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" chapter by chapter and really digs deep. I'm not much of a writer or a critic, so I'll just post some of the things I had highlighted on my kindle for this book:

"The Boy Who Lived is the fairy tale staple of the child who is almost killed but instead hidden away - King Arthur for example - or the Biblical type of Moses, consigned to death on the Nile but saved by Pharaoh's daughter. Dumbledore with his wisdom and enormously long beard and hair is presented almost as an Old Testament prophet. Like King Arthur or Snow White or Moses, Harry Potter should have died but didn't." Pretty impressive, if you ask me.

I'm guessing Davis is British since this book provides a lot of useful background information of life in the UK, such as information on the British school systems (e.g. public schools vs. private schools, etc). I'm from the U.S. so it is an eye-opener for me how complicated their school system is.

Another section I had high-lighted in this book is the section about Ron and Harry staying behind to save Hermoine from the troll in the girl's bathroom. Davis wrote, "[T]hey could do what they do and attack the troll, a course of action which is certainly dangerous. It is probably stupid as well, but then the line between bravery and stupidity is a very thin one."

I definitely recommend this book to any true Harry Potter fan. I think this book has made me appreciate the HP books and JK Rowling even more.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly Reviewed Commentary on Harry Potter 12 Jan 2012
By Lindsay Jones - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book because I've been looking for a good analysis of the Harry Potter books for a while now. I'm not done yet, but when I am, I'll update this review is my thoughts. So far, I don't think it will get as deep as I was hoping for. But still, it has been enjoyable.

I was disheartened to see so many reviewers posting negative reviews of this book though. Mostly giving it one stars because they didn't realize this is not Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. This is Re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Today by Graeme Davis.

The Harry Potter series has NEVER been available in ebook form. On purpose. J.K. Rowling herself said in 2005 that she didn't want to have ebook versions of her books because of piracy issues.

Only with the announcement of Pottermore last summer (Jun 2011) did she announce there will be ebook versions available for the first time.

So please, stop giving this book bad reviews because you, the consumer, didn't do your research well enough.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2 July 2012
By Charles Nelson - Published on
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Even though I am well beyond my 20's, I have truly enjoyed the entire Harry Potter series. I believe it is necessary to read them in sequence. HP&The Sorcerer's Stone is well written and highly enjoyable. I recommend it to all ages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Another Reading 31 July 2014
By Pamela T. - Published on
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I am a Harry Potter fan so anything associated with Harry interests me. The author made some suggestions throughout this book that gave me another way to look at each chapter and discover things I had missed. I would recommend this book to any Harry Potter fan...young or older.
5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars missleading 9 Jan 2012
By Michelle Alquisst - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
i dont think that it is smart to not have harry potter on the kindle beacuase i love the books and a lot of 12 year olds like me like these books and it is very confusing with the title saying what it is but not what i thought it was.
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