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Worst of a Bad Bunch,
This review is from: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) (Paperback)
After suffering having to read the first three of these mediocre, derivative and uninspiring books to my daughter, this latest instalment really plumbs the depths. At least half of the book is expendable and extraneous to the "plot", one can only imagine it being added as padding to distend this overbloated book even further. What little plot there is meanders to such an extent that any narrative momentum is lost. The dialogue is embarrassingly mediocre. The use of metaphor and imagery is rudimentary so say the least. Anyone who has read children's fiction widely over the last 30 years or so will recognise this smorgasbord of tried and tested fictional themes, little of its content being truly innovative or interesting.
The continuing popularity of these books really is beyond belief.