Fan Forum
Remember Me?
Register

  New Forum Poll   |     Request a Forum   |     View New Forums

Reply   Post New Thread
 
Forum Affiliates Tags Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2007, 05:42 PM
  #1
Fan Forum Hero

 
baileycat's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 80,446
POA Book Discussion Thread

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
This thread is for the discussion of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book.

Please keep on topic to only the plot of the third book so you don't spoil any newcomers to the rest of the series who haven't read any further. Thanks.
__________________
Harry: "I'm lucky to have you, aren't I?" Ginny: "Extremely." ~ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
icon art by lulu
baileycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 05:46 PM
  #2
Extreme Fan
 
Danielle341's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,380
Cool! i'd have to say POA is probably one of my favourite books of the whole series, i love Sirius
__________________
icon credit - Jade Blood
Danielle341 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 10:46 PM
  #3
Fan Forum Hero

 
Ellipsis's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 57,002
I loved PoA because it was really Emotional. We found it some things about James and Lily.
I love Sirius too
PoA Was the first one in which I choked up. When Sirius was talking about James and Lily...
__________________
With shortness of breath, I’ll explain the infinite
How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist.

Dean&Castiel

_avi:unknown
Ellipsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 12:19 AM
  #4
Master Fan

 
madelen's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 18,984
PoA is one of my favourites in the series as well. I Sirius. And Lupin too!
__________________
icon by same old story
NPH - He's got so much talent, it's a little scary!
Glee! "It's like High School Musical has been punched in the stomach and had its lunch money stolen." - Cory Monteith
madelen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 01:44 AM
  #5
Fan Forum Hero

 
Ellipsis's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 57,002
I love al the marauders
Aside from Peter, who makes me so angry...
__________________
With shortness of breath, I’ll explain the infinite
How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist.

Dean&Castiel

_avi:unknown
Ellipsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 09:29 AM
  #6
Elite Fan

 
ring of fire's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 29,949
PoA is my second favorite book of the series. I love it. All the mystery, the Sirius story and the R/Hr love/hate relationship.
__________________
want some company?
ring of fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 12:36 PM
  #7
Supreme Fan

 
Gabriela's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 9,008
I think PoA is my favorite book - I like that we get so much info on James, Lily, and all the marauders. I really loved Lupin in this book and I kind of wish that J.K. would have expanded more on that. One of my favorite moments from the entire series is when sirius yells he would have died rather than betray his friends. I don't know why but it really shows how much sirius loved james and all his friends.
Gabriela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2007, 12:32 AM
  #8
Fan Forum Hero

 
Ellipsis's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 57,002
That was one of the best moments too. You can see how much trust and love went into Sirius and James' relationship. It made me really sad. Remus too, he was great.
Ron and Hermione were great. Crookshanks a little creepy.
__________________
With shortness of breath, I’ll explain the infinite
How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist.

Dean&Castiel

_avi:unknown
Ellipsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 01:33 PM
  #9
Fan Forum Hero

 
Callace's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 81,027
hey everybody!

I really liked PoA. It most of all comes to me as the perfect execusion of the crime-story principle of presenting the real villain as the non-hero-character least likely to have committed the crime. Could anyone ever during first read suspect Scabbers?

the time travel was really well described. it is the chapters i have read the most times. I can really feel Harrys puzzlement at seeing his past self
Callace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 07:56 AM
  #10
Fan Forum Hero

 
Callace's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 81,027
Ok, Bailey, I'll take you up on the offer from the JM-board, and is here to play

As I said, I love the theme of this book. the obvious mislead in making it so clear that Sirius were the villain, without saying anything that couldnt be taken back

and the time-turner! A very good way to do timetravelling! better than most other timetravel-plots I have read
Callace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 08:17 AM
  #11
Fan Forum Hero

 
baileycat's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 80,446
Hee! I love it when people actually take me up on my offers.

Yeah the misdirect is something that Jo excels at. And at this point in the story even the die hard fans aren't use to looking out for the clues that she might be trying play us. But I loved how in the end Sirius turned out to be the one Harry and reader champions.

As for the time-turner sequence. I remember actually feeling somewhat bored when the replay was happening. Strange I know, but I distinctly remember telling my co-worker at the time, who gave me the first 3 books to read, that I didn't like that part maybe because it felt like it was recapping too much as to what happened before. I don't know. But yes the timeturner device itself was rather ingenious. I am a little surprised that Hermione was given the turner though. Yes she's responsible and all that but still, a 13 year old with such a powerful tool. Or was this Dumbledore's knowhow to convince McGonnagal to let her have it because he knew the she would need it to eventually help Harry.
__________________
Harry: "I'm lucky to have you, aren't I?" Ginny: "Extremely." ~ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
icon art by lulu
baileycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 08:31 AM
  #12
Fan Forum Hero

 
Callace's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 81,027
that is a likely theory Dumbledore is after all known to know everything...

I was really there with Harry in the time travel. feeling the bizarre strangeness of watching himself from the past, and imagining what could have happened if his past self actually met him. (not just saw him from a distance)
Callace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 07:25 AM
  #13
Fan Forum Hero

 
Wingster's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 61,007
hermione getting the time turner was probably a careful decision...i don't think it was made with the decision for her to help harry....dumbledore isn't omniscient after all
__________________
Wingster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2008, 05:25 AM
  #14
Dedicated Fan
 
Rebelious?Nah!'s Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 925
Does anyone have both the adult and childrens eddition of POA? I always thought they contained the same content only different covers. I was going to buy the hardback (because my paper back is in naff condition), but realised the adult version was thicker than the childrens, so I thought no I'm imagining things and put them side by side and sure enough the adult version was thicker. Why is this? Does the adult version contain some extra content?
__________________
"He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and can see the turn of the universe...and...he's wonderful"

Avatar.
Rebelious?Nah! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2008, 06:00 AM
  #15
Fan Forum Hero

 
baileycat's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 80,446
No it should be the same. It could be the paperstock or the font size or what have you that makes it appear bigger. There's no editing down for the kids version so don't worry. The only thing different is the cover. As it should be.
__________________
Harry: "I'm lucky to have you, aren't I?" Ginny: "Extremely." ~ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
icon art by lulu
baileycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Fan Forum  |  Contact Us  |  Fan Forum on Twitter  |  Fan Forum on Facebook  |  Archive  |  Top

Powered by vBulletin, Copyright © 2000-2017.

Copyright © 1998-2017, Fan Forum.