Potter Profile - David
October 17, 2004
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
Definitely "Goblet of Fire" with "Order of the Phoenix" coming in a
close second. GoF though beats it out. I mean, the other 3 books were just
lead ups into GoF. Whereas I felt "Phoenix" could have been about 70 pages
shorter (especially if JK, no offense, cut out some of the annoying
teenage angst) GoF could have been about 100 pages longer. JKR's writing style
is superb, and GoF demonstrates that more clearly than any of the others.
Plus, we finally meet the ultimate villain in the flesh in one of the
two coolest scenes (The graveyard rebirthing and duel) in all the books
(the other being duel between Voldemort and Dumbledore in "Phoenix").
Overall it's just an incredible book.
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
I know this is kind of weird, but I have not seen any of the movies. I
refuse to. I have such a clear image in my head of what each character
looks and sounds like, what each place looks like that I just can't bring
myself to see the movies for fear of ruining the images in my head. So, as to
the third movie, all I can say is that Alfonso Cuarón is an incredible
director, so I'm sure he handled it well.
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
Albus Dumbledore. He is just such a fun character. He's this loveable,
quirky man who is also a genius and the greatest wizard ever. I'd love
spend a day as Dumbledore and know what goes on in his mind. Prof.
is a close second.
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
Harry will end up with Ginny, Ron with Hermione. If Harry and Hermione
end up together, who will Ron be with? And look at Ron's reactions to Krum
in book 4 and 5. That's my prediction and I stand by it.
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
The duel between Dumbledore and Voldemort in the lobby of the Ministry
of Magic. When I got to that moment during my first reading of "Phoenix"
I was just floored. We finally see what powerful wizards can do, and we get
a teaser of Dumbledore's and Voldemort's power. Just brilliantly
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
Albus Dumbledore. I won't go into detail--you can read why I think so
in The Burrow's topic about the HBP. My article is under "Albus
Dumbledore as the Half Blood Prince". My mind hasn't changed since I wrote that.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Theories. Hmmm. Okay, I think the Gryffindor's sword will play a
further role in later books. And I think Book 6 will be released spring 2006
(I hope I'm wrong and it's earlier).