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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tales of Beedle the Bard: Mini-Review

The sixth in a series of mini-reviews because my lazy butt is way behind on book reviews.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
Reason for Reading: For the love of HP
Rating: 4/5

Although not perhaps earth-shattering, this collection of fairy tales referenced in the final Harry Potter book is a nice addition for HP fans who haven't been able to get an HP fix in a while.

The best part of the book is the commentary written by Albus Dumbledore that follows each fairy tale. He explains the moral that is supposed to be taught by the story, the history of each story, and a little analysis.

Should I read it? If you are already a fan of Harry Potter, these books will mean a lot more to you than if you aren't. Still, non-HP readers will enjoy the stories.


mariel said...

Dumbledore's commentary was definitely the best part for me too!

Alice Teh said...

Hi Kim, I'm not exactly a HP fan but still, I enjoyed it. :)

oh said...

I love these mini-reviews, even though I've read 2 of the 3 books. Looks like the HP book is a must for this reader (and fan).

Literary Feline said...

I liked this one too, especially Dumbledore's additions. :-)

Trish said...

I've heard that Dumbledore's commentary is really great. I hope to read this one soon--glad you liked it! I'm still sad HP is over...

Rhinoa said...

I will definitely be reading this during 2009. I had a flick through at the illustrations but haven't yet started the tales.