Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K Rowling

Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

English review

I’m not used to reading in English but seeing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone standing unread in my bookshelf made me give it a try. I (finally) made time for this popular fantasy book. Hadn’t read it before for an unknown reason.

I can’t say that I regret reading this book, it became very clear for me why Harry Potter is loved by booknerds all over the world. It’s a well written and unique book, the characters don’t feel or look the same which makes it difficult to get confused. And wow, it was incredibly difficult to quit reading once I had started. The unique world J.K. Rowling creates is very familiar, everyone (maybe not everyone) have heard of witches and wizards as kids, and it feels kinda real once you’ve read about Harry Potter. Maybe it is real? Well, who knows?

I googled a lot of words in the beginning but I gotta say it didn’t go as bad as I imagined it. I’m actually considering reading the next book in the series in English too, maybe.

”I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.”

Hermione Granger

Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

Albus Dumbledore

”To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Albus Dumbledore

Release year: 1997

Rating: 5, en av de allra bästa i genren fantasy

Goodreads rating: 4,47


Svensk recension

Är ingen van läsare av böcker på engelska men Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone stod och skräpade i bokhyllan. Tog mig (äntligen) tid att läsa denna populära fantasybok. Hade inte läst boken innan av okänd anledning, kanske tyckte jag att det var roligare att läsa böcker som inte är så välkända, kanske ville jag bara inte.

Jag kan inte säga att jag ångrar mitt val, det stod snabbt klart för mig varför Harry Potter är så älskad av bokslukare världen över. Det är en mycket välskriven och intressant bok. Karaktärerna är olika varandra så man blandar inte ihop dem så lätt. Det var väldigt svårt att lägga ifrån sig boken när jag väl börjat läsa. Den unika värld J.K. Rowling målar fram är ganska känd, de flest har hört om häxor och trollkarlar som barn, och det känns nästan som om Rowling’s fantasyvärld existerar? Tja, vem vet?

Fick googla många ords betydelse i början men jag måste erkänna att det gick över förväntan, jag överväger till och med att läsa nästa Harry Potter på engelska också. Lika bra att lära sig läsa på engelska, tänker jag.


”I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.”

Hermione Granger

Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

Albus Dumbledore

”To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Albus Dumbledore

3 reaktioner på ”Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K Rowling

  1. Rishika 14 april, 2020 / 17:20

    I loved reading you post and I’m so glad you liked Harry Potter! I remember reading it for the first time and just falling in love with everything about it! You should definitely read the second book, the series just keeps on getting better and better! 😄

    Gilla

    • arecenserar 14 april, 2020 / 20:21

      I actually went to library today and borrowed the second and third book. In English (proud of myself hahah). (:

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