Englischsprachige Literatur

Rowling J.K.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Bloomsbury, 2000


 This latest Harry Potter adventure was welcomed with such extraordinary hype, that itīs almost impossible to concentrate on  the story only.
The first big event in the novel is the Quidditch World Cup, and thatīs Rowling at her best. Then a Triwizard Tournament is held at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Harry is forced to join the competition as a fourth candidate, and, as usual, he does his best to win. But here the plot gets out of hand, Harry is brave and caring, even more than in his other adventures, but like a puppet on a string he is only used for the very sinister purposes of Voldemort. This leaves him and the reader helpless, and the latter rather angry. A smaller volume might have helped Rowling to create a more convincing plot.