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Book Note: J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I read this book about 22-Nov-2001. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1999. This note was last modified Monday, 01-Mar-2004 11:27:38 PST.

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The third Harry Potter book, third year at Hogwarts. I wonder if she's regretting giving the series a structure that sets a limit yet?

I continue to find these very pleasantly readable. And I continue to find them not making complete sense if thought about at all carefully.

This one has some nice revelations of history (and I have problems with the way things are being kept from Harry; but that may be a common problem of 13-year-olds), and some nice new characters, including Sirius Black.

The wizard world seems to be less bound to rules, and more to loyalties and beliefs, than the muggle world. That makes sense, but I wish it were dealt with more explicitly. As it is I have a sneaking suspicion that Dumbledore is actually cheating.

And, yes, Gryffindor finally wins the Quidditch Cup.

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