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Post May 12th, 2017, 2:20 pm

Not the Biggest Fan Up To This Point

I want to start by saying that I have not yet completed the book, I am not even halfway through the book. The last chapter I read was The Hogwarts High Inquisitor (where Umbridge monitors the classes). According to my Kindle, I am a around 38% of the entire book. For some reason, I have not enjoyed the book up to this point to the same extent I have enjoyed the other books up to the same point. Most of the other books featured a certain level of action/adventure/discovery by the time I reached around 38%.

For example, my favourite book thus far has been the Prisoner of Azkaban. By the time I had reached 38%, I had already read about the Knight Bus, the dementors, Harry's ride on Buckbeak, Boggarts, and a bit od Quidditch. So far in the Order of the Phoenix, other than the dementor attack on Harry and Dudley, the only real things that have happened are Harry getting detention and Quiditch keeper tryouts.

I just wanted t give you guys this opinion and was wondering if any of you felt as though the book started off a bit slow compared to the others. Knowing how much I liked the other books, I'm sure there is about to be more action any time now but comparatively, it has taken a bit longer to get there.

Also, as I have only read 38%, I ask you kindly to not spoil any parts from he rest of the book. Unfortunately I've spoiled myself on a couple of character deaths in future books and want to keep the rest or it all as a surprise for myself. Thank you in advance!
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Post May 12th, 2017, 3:11 pm

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It is a long book and has a lot of set up because throughout this book the series makes its biggest turn to more serious. The second half of the book has a lot of information and series changing events.
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Post May 12th, 2017, 8:02 pm

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This book is where it hit the more adultish stride. It was no longer a "wheeeeeee look at all the colourful wizard action" sort of story.
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Post May 12th, 2017, 9:14 pm

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Yes, I was going to add, the first four books build a fun new world for the reader to get into. The fifth book takes that world, darkens it and gives new serious plot points for the characters to deal with. It's like rebuild for the action of the next couple books.
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Post May 13th, 2017, 3:44 pm

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Order of the Phoenix is one of the nigredo books (literary alchemy) of the series.
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Post May 14th, 2017, 6:12 am

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I personally couldnt stand whiny Sirius in this book.
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Post May 14th, 2017, 6:16 am

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I've just gotten to the part that included the formation of the Dumbledore Army. It's definitely picking up a bit from the slow-pace it started with. With every other Harry Potter book I've read so far, essentially from the beginning I would finish a chapter and automatically want to continue reading to find out what happens next. With the Order of the Phoenix, up until this point that didn't happen. I am starting to see the action and excitement build up, and although I can feel it will be a great book, I just wish it had a better first half.
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Post May 14th, 2017, 12:15 pm

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You will appreciate the first half of the book after you've finish the series, although it may take until your next read for you to realize it.
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Post May 18th, 2017, 4:54 am

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GinChaser wrote:I personally couldnt stand whiny Sirius in this book.


I think he had every reason to be whiny though, considering he was back in confinement after spending the majority of his life confined in a prison cell. I mean, there were obvious reasons why he had to stay hidden, but he didn't necessarily have to be happy about it lol.
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Post May 24th, 2017, 3:48 pm

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This was next level shit man.
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Post May 24th, 2017, 7:58 pm

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I always gave Sirius a bit of leeway considering how he'd spent the past 15 years.
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Post May 30th, 2017, 3:45 pm

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Hes such a shit though. Its funny, when I was a kid, I was all like...Shut up Molly. Your such a buzz kill.

Now that Im a parent...im all like....Shut Up Sirius, you baby.
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