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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. My favourite of the series
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is definitely a pivotal point in the series. The first 3 books managed to get by on the novelty of Harry joining the wizarding world, coupled with the fact his life becomes under an ever increasing threat. This hasn't been exhausted, but isn't enough on its own to sustain a forth book or indeed the rest of the series. JK Rowling...
Published on 13 Aug 2005 by Chris Chalk

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good price but book is damaged
I bought this book for a really good price for a hardback BUT when the package arrived it came in no dust jacket and had spillage and pen marks on the spine and the ends were badly scuffed. I would like to think the book was 'acceptable' but they labelled it 'very good' which it wasn't. However, I got it for a very cheap price so I guess it's okay just to read.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars READ THIS BOOK! IT'S BRILLIANT!, 1 Jun 2001
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ALTHOUGH THE BOOK IS THICK, YOU'LL FINISH IT IN THE SAME TIME AS ANY OTHER. THE PLOT IS COMPELLING AND MAKES ANY SANE PERSON WANT TO READ ON. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE. INITIALLY, I THOUGHT THAT NO BOOK COULD BE PERFECT AND GET FIVE STARS BUT I WAS PROVED WRONG BY THIS BRILLIANT STORY-TELLER, EQUALLING WORKS BY ROALD DAHL AND TOLKIEN.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five only? It deserves more..., 28 April 2001
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I love the book. My aunt gave it to me as a 17th birthday present, and in all my 17 years, I have never read a book so un-put-downable as this!Sometimes, I forgot about my textbooks--cringe! I can't help but get misty-eyed when Mrs. Weasley hugged Harry in the infirmary, or the meeting with the Diggorys the following day. And I laughed so much when Ron and Hermione had a fight about who to date who in the Yule Ball. You really can't put this book down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wish come true, 13 Jan 2001
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This book is the best book i`ve read it is so exiting and adventurs book
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4.0 out of 5 stars It didn't live up to the hype, but brilliant all the same!, 20 July 2000
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Having been looking forward to this all year, since the Prisoner of Azkaban, when the Goblet of Fire finally did arrive amid much spectacle, hype and frenzy I was reluctant to read the giant volume, aware my expectations were not going to be fulfilled. Saying this it was excellent, as all Joanne Rowling's series have been, Harry once again captured my imagination and heart despite the fact his character is no longer as pristine. Harry Potter has landed, crash bang, in the middle of adolescense, and the portrayal of his awkward gawkiness spot on. The plot, as usual, was fantastic, the same magic used at Hogwarts, Rowling has used to keep us quite literally spell-bound! Why havent I given it 5 stars then? For amid its excellence, it is flawed with its length. Had I not read the other Harry Potter books, the first chapters would not have inspired me to continue with the same enthusiasm, and true of the other books the magic and excitement only begins once Harry is at Hogwarts! All in all a brilliant book, with flaws true, but only in comparison to her other masterpieces and the hype with which it was accompanied.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY UNPUTDOWNABLE, 19 July 2000
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In common with a lot of your reviewers, I am in my mid-30's and initially started off with Harry Potter when reading The Philosophers Stone to my seven year old son at bedtime. As a family, we soon became gripped with these stories and eagerly awaited delivery of The Goblet Of Fire. I finished the book within a few days, reading every spare moment and felt devastated when I had finished, that there was no more to read. As an avid reader since childhood, getting through 3-4 books a week sometimes, I can truthfully say that I could NOT put this book down, not only because it was fantastic but also because my husband was lurking, waiting for me to loosen my grip on it! There are notably few occasions when I can say an adult novel has equally gripped me and certainly no childrens novels since Narnia.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Harry Potter yet!, 8 July 2000
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Here in the US we were terrifeid it would be retitled Harry Potter and the Really Hot Cup, but...
This book is the fourth in the Harry Potter series. It is easily the best of the lot. However, it is probably too intense for the younger readers that have enjoyed the earlier books. I would not recommend it for any child under the age of ten. Older children are in for a genuine treat. It is well paced, with the mixture of adventure, suspense and whimsy that characterized the earlier books. The size of the book, 734 pages, is less of a problem than might be expected. Nothing is wasted in this book, there is no literary fat. The size is actually nice as it simply means less time spent between finishing this book and waiting for the next one to be published...
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book that holds magic, 27 April 2001
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Harry Poter and the Goblet of Fire on tape unleashed a beter veiw of the book and i heard the story in far less time. The recording is brilliant and Stephen Fry has just the right voise for all the charractors. If there was a bad thing it would be that it is so expencive to buy.
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2.0 out of 5 stars goody goody creep, 22 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) (Paperback)
completely agree with reader from leeds-harry is such a goody goody!always saving the day with a few more house points at the end-i was willing him to lose a limb or something but-sigh-he just keeps on being unbelieveably good.for gods sake the kids parents were murdered and he was forced to live in a cupboard-wouldn't he have a few mental/behavioural problems problems?has anyone mentioned psychological counselling?
but i really enjoyed the first 3-this was just too formulaic.STOP SAVING THE DAY!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars torn and ripped, 13 Dec 2013
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sides all ripped awful product that was also intended for a gift. It was described as being in good condition but in fact was the opposite
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magically unpredictable and enchanting from the first, 21 Feb 2004
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Harry is having a bad summer, he is not happy living with the Dursleys during his summer holidays especially when a very disturbing dream concerning Lord Voldemort causes Harry to once again worry about his safety. Yet an invitation from Ron, one of Harrys best friends, to go to the Quiddich World Cup is too good to miss. Leaving the Dursleys and staying with Rons family and his other best friend Hermione Granger, Harry actually begins to enjoy his summer. Yet during the Quiddich World Cup Harry encounters some strange and disturbing events, including the Dark Mark (Lord Voldemorts sign) being shot into the sky and himself being accused of conjuring it. Yet it is not until he get to back to Hogwarts that the strangest events begin to occur. The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts and representatives from the three most prominent schools (Hogwarts, Beuxbatons and Durmstrang) are all to take place. Much to Harrys surprise after not volunteering for the position of Hogwarts Champion he is chosen along with fellow Hogwarts pupil Cedric Diggory to represent the school. This starts off a wave of dislike concentrated on Harry and even Ron turns against him. Feeling completely alone Harry must complete the three task of the Tournament competing against students three years older than himself. Harrys year at Hogwarts brings up many surprises including the illness of Barty Crouch and Ludo Bagmans insistance on helping Harry win the Tournament. But it is not until the third task that Harrys world is thrown into turmoil and the true extent to which evil Wizards will go to are revealed. This book is truely magical and its length is perfect for the amount of content contained. The plot is so expertly written that as in all the previous books the reader can not guess the ending before they get to it. Events which seem to have no link at all are crucial to the story yet at the same time it is difficult to see the enitre plot until you get to the final few chapters. It is useful if you have read the other books but not essential. J.K.Rowling does cater for those readers who are reading the Harry Potter series for the first time but it is better if you have read the others as you will have more background indepth knowledge of not only the world Harry lives in, but also other plots and storylines which are mentioned in this book, and of course characters from previous books turn up here and knowledge of their backgrounds, (especially Dobby the House elf from HP and the Chamber of Secrets,as well as Wormtail and Sirius Black from HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban) is incredible helpful when trying to understand this books' plot. All in all this book is enchanting and gripping with Harry, Ron and Hermione growing up and starting to fully appreciate their independence and the gifts they possess, as well as still retaining a dependancy on each other for moral support and help. My final word is; Don't wait for the film, read the book as it is by far the best way of experiencing the magical world of Harry Potter.
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