Review (not rated)
by The Amazing Markbert
Hmm... When I wrote my review of Goblet of Fire, I expected the first response to be somewhat more venomous considering Harry's enormous (deservedly so, I think) following. All miscalculations aside, I'd like to thank Davina of BookBrowse.com for pointing out a few inconsistencies that I, myself have noticed. I too wholeheartedly wish that J. K. Rowling "gets her act together" in the next few books but in all honesty, in the case of such oddities as the "Time Travel Problem", the chances of this appear to be quite small. Rowling's world is fun, whimsical and built to take the reader on a flight of pure fancy but I doubt she has taken the time to carefully construct it and now it's probably too late to back-engineer things to make them logically cohesive. All I really hope for is that, if not the world, then the stories themselves regain solidity.
By the way, Davina, in my opinion, the most glaring inconsistency is the question of the wand to cast spells: Do you or don't you need a wand? In book one, Harry does magic in his "pre-wizard" stage without one and Hagrid points this out as proof of Harry's talent but in the rest of the books it is impossible for anyone to do so much as float a feather without a wand. I mean, if it were possible, wouldn't one of the four have done something to disarm Snape at the ending of book three?