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309 pages, Hardcover
First published June 26, 1997
Stuck at home? Got some time on your hands? Want to start a long series? But you don't want a dud?
The Boy WhoIt's One of the most important novels in modern history, Sorry, it's The Most Important ONE.
SavedFlourished the Book Industry
A Brief !! History of Literature in the 90sWell, let’s back to early 90s , where TV is in every house, even in every room, Video sets are there too, rental video stores everywhere, satellite receivers and cable channels growing fast packed with channels for kids & teenagers, making them attached more & more into screens, not to mention Video Games, Game boy and Nintendo…
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J . k . Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
And on 8 July 1999, The First Breaking Record made when Book Three sold 68.000 copies in just three days after its release in the United Kingdom.. and more copies when it released late 1999 in US..
“This boy will be famous. There won’t be a child in our world who doesn’t know his name”
❝This boy will be famous. There won't be a child in our world who doesn't know his name.❞
There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it.
Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
it was a great bookFor an eloquent reviewer, she must have been too happy to express herself.
i enjoyed reading it
Such a great story and creative way of writing. I love Harry Potter.Yes, I agree about the story being great and J. K. Rowling being creative.
I was secretly wishing I was studying in Hogwarts too! It was silly, but I was simply enraptured by Harry Potter. Honestly, I still am :) It was a great book. I enjoyed reading itComing from one of my favorite reviewers in Goodreads. I do not share her wanting to be a sorcerer though.
Honestly, I don't know anybody who'd refuse to even entertain the thought of attending a school for wizards.Another one of my favorite reviewers. That seems to have nailed this. Young people wanting to be in Hogwarts and study sorcery. That should be it! The world seems to be a dreadful place that we would all like to have powers to turn our enemies into frogs, pigs, ride on a broomstick and get the Snitch and earn points (money) for our family!
Let me dream.
I'm reading for the first time this book to my daughter (6 years old), but for me (37 years old) it's the third time I read "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone". Everyone should read this book, if only to realize why the phenomenon "Harry Potter" has spread. With an essential and enjoyable style, J.K. Rowling catapults the reader into a fantasy world, populated by wizards and flying broomsticks, unicorns and talking hats. A world where even the most complicated topics, such as the death, are treated with delicate gentleness.
«After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure»words of Albus Dumbledore, the master of life and the most charismatic character of the universe created by Rowling. An universe where your worst misfortune is to be a non-magical, a sad "muggle" who will never be able to see the platform nine and three quarters.
Let me dream.
Mentre leggo per la prima volta a mia figlia (6 anni) questo volume, personalmente (37 anni) sono alla terza rilettura di "Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale". Tutti dovrebbero leggere questo libro, quantomeno per rendersi conto del perché si sia diffuso il fenomeno "Harry Potter". Con uno stile godibilissimo ed essenziale J.K. Rowling catapulta il lettore in un mondo fantastico, popolato da maghi e scope volanti, unicorni e cappelli parlanti. Un mondo dove perfino i temi più complicati come la morte vengono trattati con delicata leggerezza.
«In fin dei conti, per una mente ben organizzata, la morte non è che una nuova, grande avventura»ci dice Silente, il maestro di vita, la figura più carismatica dell'universo creato dalla Rowling. Un universo dove la sfortuna più grande è quella di essere un non magico, un triste "babbano" che non sarà mai in grado di vedere il binario nove e tre quarti.