Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

(Harry Potter, #1)

Paperback, 309 pages

English language

Published Aug. 15, 2008 by Scholastic.

ISBN:
9780590353427
OCLC Number:
741310793

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4 stars (90 reviews)

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him...if Harry can survive the encounter. (back cover)

143 editions

Engaging but frustrating.

3 stars

It'd been so long since I'd last read it, and that's taking into consideration that I read the books after the movies had come out (as an experiment of sorts that showed only two movies in the entire series made sense as stand-alone projects).

I always love the magic, the imagination, the vividness of the scenes in my head. I always enjoy the characters, including a handful of the side characters that I wish played a much larger part. I enjoy a lot of the messages that are in the novel, ranging from aspects of friendship to being an assertive person who stands up for what they believe.

But reading them again after having been a teacher for a while, it leads me to be concerned over aspects of things that were done with regards to what we term "duty of care." It leaves me with changes of perspective of …

Review of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Dass ein Industrie-Riese wie WV nur 2% Profit erzielt ist ungeheuerlich.



Daran sind zwei Schlussvolgerungen zu ziehen:



1. Regierungen sollen sich nicht in Unternehmen beteiligen. Da Regierungen durch völlig ungeeignete Massnahmen (wie zwangsvoller Behalt der Belegschaft) ihre Regionen und Bürger schützen wollen, wird das Effizienz der jeweiligen Unternehmen versenkt, und die Betriebskosten in die Höhe geschossen.



2. Industrien, die viele Arbeitskräfte in Anspruch nehmen, sind schwer zu sanieren. Denn Automatisierung stösst auf Widerstand von denselben Arbeitskräften, die wiederum von Regierungen unterstützt sind. Dadurch sind wir wieder auf Punkt 1 gelangt.

Review of 'Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Tanto insistirme en que me leyera algo de Harry Potter y ya me puse a ello, a ver de qué iba, ya que tanto a mi pareja como a su hijo les tenía tan enganchados.



Harry es un pobre niño huérfano con un pasado extraño que vive con sus tíos, que son unas malas personas, y con su primo, que es un mal bicho. Harry vive puteado hasta que el día que cumple los once años se entera de que es hijo de un mago y una bruja y de que tiene plaza en el colegio Hogwarts, prestigioso en el mundo mágico por ser el que mejor enseña a ser mago. Así que, al acabar el verano, Harry se va a Hogwarts dejando atrás una vida de desgracias. En el tren que lo lleva hasta allí conoce a quienes serán sus mejores amigos en el futuro, Ron Weasley y Hermione …

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