Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Book Review

I, being a huge fan of Harry Potter Movie franchise (Potterheads would kill me for this:P) didn’t get a chance to read the book. In fact, I was introduced to HP only after the movie was released, back then I wasn’t a reader. But… but when I started reading books; somewhere deep down I always want to read the whole series and finally, I did start.

My review would have some movie comparisons which obviously I can’t control. I have watched the movies multiple times. After reading the book I wished I could go back in time, read the books first before watching those movies. Name any characters first thing comes on top of my head are the Movie characters. These movies are imagination killers.

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The narration, the description of incidents and people felt fresh for me. I would definitely call it the best Children’s novel for keeping the language simple. Now, I understand why there are so many Potterheads. Although the movie has only slightly deviated from this book. I really wish they could have roped in Peevees. He was the funniest character all over.

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The magical universe which J.K Rowling tried to create is great and unique. Some of the intriguing ones for me are the names; those unique names Gringotts, Muggles, Quidditch etc., were very intriguing.  That being said I really enjoyed the book more, still I feel the first movie have done enough justice to this book and I wouldn’t complain. If not completely at least to some extent Director Chris Colombus did a fantastic job in giving a decent Children’s movie. J.K.Rowling has created a world and she sure has stolen many hearts. It is time for me to grab the copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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