Book Reviews of The Science of Harry Potter : How Magic Really Works

The Science of Harry Potter : How Magic Really Works
The Science of Harry Potter How Magic Really Works
Author: Roger Highfield
ISBN-13: 9780670031535
ISBN-10: 0670031534
Publication Date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Normally, I like scientific books. As I am also a Harry Potter fan, I believed this would be a great book to read. I, however, was wrong. In my opinion the book did not live up to the potential. From the first page even, the author addresses magic and the Harry Potter world as if it were real - which is somewhat creepy even to a fan like myself. While the scientific information was interesting, the way it was used was convoluted and wasn't transitioned well.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of cool info! JK Rowling knows her stuff when she writes her books!
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Helpful Score: 1
A very interesting concept, with many interesting facts that I had never considered or known. It does read much better than a textbook, so it gets extra points for that, but it is still similar to a lecture. However, it is presented in an entertaining fashion and is chalk-full of interesting tid-bits.
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Good reading. intteresting facts. Sorry I will not reposting this book, I am keeping it with my Harry Potter collection
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Really interesting. Scientific enough without making your head spin from all the techno garble.
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this book was dumb. it had so much potential- jennifer oullette's Black Bodies and Quantum Cats is written in much the same style and was so good! - but it was dumb. there was good and interesting information contained in it, but here's the thing- the magic in harry potter? is magic. is FICTION. it cannot be explained by science. it does not need to be explained by science. yes, science can, at times, seem magical- i'm down with that. but in the case of the harry potter books? it really is magic.