Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Camber of Secrets is a book written by JK Rowling, and the second in the Harry Potter series. Unfortunately, I saw the movie first, which I later viewed as a mistake, and for future movies, I made sure I read the book first.
- The new characters (Colin Creevey, Dobby, Lockhart) are quite fun.
- Hogwarts is still very exciting and wonderful.
- The Chamber of Secrets and Slytherin's heir are nice mysteries that slowly get solved as time goes on, and it keeps you guessing.
- The wizarding world uses a lot of bigoted terms: pure blood, half blood, muggle, squib, mud blood, etc. and few people seem to care.
- The fact that school remains open while a dangerous unknown is roaming the halls is unbelievable.
- The staff's inability to find the Chamber of Secrets for so long, even after it's been known to exist, is unbelievable considering how much divination the professors would have done.
- The attacks are incredibly lucky every time. Several attacks and nobody ever looks directly at the monster, Harry is there to see most of them, and then immediately discovered by other people.
- The additional details about the ghosts and Nearly-Headless Nick's Death Day party are interesting, but they weren't that important to the story.
- Quidditch is even less feasible in this book. Apparently, you can buy a serious advantage with better equipment, and the referees don't notice when a bludger has gone rouge and attacks a single player over and over again.
- Why do you need a polyjuice potion when transfiguration spells can morph anything into anything else?
- The showdown between Harry and Tom seems to take forever while all his plans are revealed.