I have to say, after waiting all this time for the complete series to be published and for all the movies to be released, I’m not quite sure I understand what the hype was all about. This is an okay book at best. The story is rather dull and slow paced, and I kept asking myself as I got toward the end, “Is this it? Really? That’s all?” Maybe it will develop into something more as the series progresses. I would hope so.
I plan to watch the movie next, and just zig zag between book and movie for each installment. I hope it gets better, otherwise, I would have to suspect that Rowling made some sort of pact with the devil to make these stories famous, because, so far, I’m just not seeing it.