1 Down, 51 Left (52 Weeks 52 Books)

Nice to see JK Rowling not writing down to kids and keeping Harry all noble and perfect as per the usual Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew teen-hero template. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has lots of teary teenage outbursts, and the story is still pretty much as compelling as ever. Of course, I have to say its gone all dark, what with important characters dying and insights into the boy’s psychic link with Voldemort. I doubt Rowling will do a George Lucas and go all super dark and evil to keep some bizarre fantasy/scifi cred at the end of the series, so things are just probably getting worse before they get better (as they often do). I know the next book is out already, but I’ll just wait for the paperback to be available, thanks very much.

Ok, my next book is Unleashing the Killer App by Larry Downes and Chunka Mui, kindly donated by Doctor Don himself. Reading a tech book published in 1998 seems kind of counter-intuitive, but wat the hell, he’s my sifu lor.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(ISBN No: 074756941X) Check NLB Catalogue for item availability.

update:
changed to links to go to NLB’s elibraryhub instead, which I’ve been having trouble access to from Firefox. Why, o magnificent librarian dudes? Bit backward to exclude Firefox and Safari users, innit?

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3 Responses to “1 Down, 51 Left (52 Weeks 52 Books)”


  1. 1 gracie January 6, 2006 at 16:30

    word of the day. anachronism!

  2. 2 Ivan Chew January 7, 2006 at 19:38

    Nice review. Ever considered joining the HB Squad?

  3. 3 Billy January 8, 2006 at 0:48

    Ivan:
    eh, I thought submitting my post about the event last time meant I’m in?
    ok, I’ll make it official then.


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