I have been trying to get through “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” for several months now. In all honesty, with the book being so long, I was a bit concerned that I would get partway through and be bored. So as a result I keep picking up and putting down the 700 page novel.
I have read J.K. Rowling’s first three books in the series and found them to be interesting and intriguing for the most part. However, there were some pieces in the novels that made me sleepy. I think it’s probably because I watched the movies before I read the books. So I am expecting more to happen in a shorter amount of time, rather than have it be explained to me in many chapters.
Just before I began this post though I was reading the chapter titled “The Quidditch World Cup”. Believe it or not, for those of you who have never read the book, it take over 100 pages to get to this scene. While in the movie, it takes 10-15 minutes. Nonetheless though, I actually enjoyed the chapter on the game in the book, rather than that of the movie.
The movie was quicker, but the book was almost filled with more action and suspense. Which then followed with a lot more blood than was depicted on the big screen. I felt the tense emotion of the meeting between Mr. Malfoy and Mr. Weasley up in the top box as they watched the game one in front of the other. It just seemed so much more real in that sense.
Anyways, I just wanted to log on and say that after having gotten this far, I am hopeful that I will finish this book. You know, before the end of this year 😉