So far, I'm enjoying Chamber of Secrets quite more than I thought I would, since it's my least favorite of the films. But I have hangups, friends.
In sports, the equipment is usually somewhat standardized for fairness, correct? But some Quidditch players have far better brooms that give them a big advantage over the other team (and even sometimes people on their OWN team . . . I'm looking at you, Harry).
But I like this:
"Ron's old Shooting Star was often outstripped by passing butterflies." (p. 46)Which reminds me, MUCH was made of how poor the Weasleys are and how Mrs. Weasley had to clear out their vault at Gringotts just so she could afford to buy everyone's school things. But on the very next page, George and Fred are stockpiling fireworks. When money is tight, fireworks are usually the first thing to go, I would think. Do they have their own money? Are they endearingly mischievous twin SHOPLIFTERS?
"Snape looked as though Christmas had been canceled." (p. 81)
|I don't believe this man cares for the comings or goings of Christmas.|
I refuse, for the time being, to talk about Dobby and the questionable judgment involved in introducing children to an adorable house elf who punishes himself by ironing his own hands. I WILL, however, talk about Errol and how I don't care if he looks like an old feather duster and is awful at delivering mail because I love him.
"He carried Errol to a perch just inside the back door and tried to stand him on it, but Errol flopped straight off again so Ron lay him on the draining board instead." (p. 45)
|Never change, Errol.|