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4.0 out of 5 stars You must read the saga twice..., 1 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1): Adult Edition (Paperback)
...to find out that the second time you'll love it even more.
As it always happens with complex plots - and we can't deny that this is such a story - you need to re-read it all once you have finished in order to catch the hidden details JK Rowling has been putting in her books since the very first pages. I was pleasantly surprised, honestly, at seeing how many details clarified only in the last two books had been mentioned already in "The Philosophers' Stone".

Without being fanatical: this first book is the basement upon which the story we know rests. We are introduced in a world we've never seen before (truly, even though we might have read other fantasy's masterpieces before) by the brilliant mind of JK Rowling.

It's clear this first book was written for children, but somehow it's as if language and style simply grow up with Harry, Hermione and Ron book after book. Plot goes ahead quickly and soon you forget you are an adult reading a children book: you just want to get to the last page and see how the story'll end.

A pleasure to have read it in English this time. I enjoyed it even more and stopped having goosebumps at reading characters' italianized names. Somehow in English it seems even less childish. Maybe we really lost an awful lot with the Italian translation.
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