Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets
Though notably much shorter than the first, and repeating some of the first in a few places, this too was an interesting read. Unfortunately I felt as though I wasn’t fully enjoying the series to the extent that one should a fiction novel. Since I’ve known the faces of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint along with the scenery, setting, and layout of the Harry Potter universe since I was young, I found it difficult to create the wondrous fantasy world in my mind. The world was already created; the faces already assigned. It just took some of the wonder out of it. I decided to watch the rest of the novels in movie format so that I could fulfill my desire to see the series play out but not continue to feel like I wasn’t getting the most out of the books. I guess that’s why they say ‘read the book first’ when a film is released!