Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

Title: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
Author: J K Rowling
Genre: TeenKid, Fantasy
Series: Harry Potter (1)
Copyright: 1998
Ranking: Good
Binding: Trade paperback
LibraryThing: Title:Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone ISBN:0-7475-3274-5 (Add Book)
Type: Owned

Thoughts (Jan 2010)

Re-reading this to re-familiarize myself with Harry's first year (mainly for fanfic purposes).

It's interesting the amount of fanon which has crept in to my concsiousness unnoticed until I discovered that canon contradicted it (such as where Mrs Figg actually lived). Another thing that is giving me a pleasant surprise is that some of the descriptions are rather good and vivid. I'd been comparing this unfavourably to Diana Wynne Jones's work when I read it for the first time, I wasn't really noticing its merits.