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coverHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J. K. Rowling

A book review by Mark L. Olson

Bloomsbury, 2000, 636 pp

The fourth Harry Potter book is as good or better than the earlier ones. It follows the same formula, but with a decidedly darker tone than the previous three books: Lord Voldemort gets loose and by the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the good guys are organizing for resistance to Voldemort.

It has all the standard Harry Potter things, it does them well, it adds the start of adolescence and the angst associated with puberty, and promises more (including some pretty black times) to come.

This series is getting better as it goes along!

See also my other reviews of J. K. Rowlings' novels: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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