Venus Williams had this to say when asked if she'd buy Book V:
"No, I didn't. I don't know if I'm going to. I might be a little old now."
"I'm 23, I've got to really focus on things that are really going to enrich my life," she said.
The Chronicle's David Kipen says Book V is nothing more than "900 pages" of "stale familiarity".
Reviewer Michael Atkinson has an interesting take on Book V that this editor can only describe as....overly bombastic.
In order to keep up with demand, Scholastic has ordered yet another print run of Book V to include about 800,000 more copies.
Elite book reviewer Michiko Kakutani raved about OotP (on the front page of the newspaper no less):
A considerably darker, more psychological book than its predecessors, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" occupies the same emotional and storytelling place in the Potter series as "The Empire StrikesContinued...
We knew it would happen but here are the numbers anyway - 5 million print sold in a weekend, hundreds of thousands elsewhere - Potter has broken every publishing record in existence, and become the fastest-selling commodity anywhere.
Welcome to Post-OotP fandom, everyone. We're back and running but a little off-kilter, as we're sure are most of you. I will post more thoughts on my own site at a later time, but I have just this to say: JKR, you brilliant, mad, crazy, terrible, sadistic woman. We love you still, even after what you just did to all of us,Continued...
Despite having the biggest one-day sale of a book in history, Forbes reports that Scholastic's shares fell today.
The Associated Press and USA Today are also being considered by Scholastic for legal action for printing a review with spoilers prior to the embargo being released.
All right. We lied. We're back for ONE MORE POST: JK Rowling shows up in Edinburgh for a surprise OotP reading. Lucky, lucky, lucky fans. Is she cool or WHAT?
Again: Happy canon, everyone.
Today is a day of beginnings and a day of endings. It's the end of what has been a three year wait; a wait that has brought us all together in the name of something wonderful.
Yes, this is borderline cheese but think about it. Take a moment and think about all the people you've met, in your town, in your city andContinued...
Soon, we will freeze TLC until Tuesday. I wanted to say a few things first.
I entered this fandom for one reason: to find out the release date for book five. I had finished GoF back in 2000 sure that someone, somewhere would know when book five was coming out, and I was going to hunt that person down. IContinued...
Hey guys, a couple of interviews to report: On Monday at 7:10am ET (6:10 central) I'll beon KKAR in Nebraska - if anyone can make an mp3/transcript I'd be very appreciative of it! Also, I'll be on SPIN 103 in Ireland on Saturday morning at roughly 1pm - if anyone can make an mp3/transcript we'd send you a hug!Continued...
Hey guys - be sure to check out Newsround later this evening starting 7pm ET - they're going to be having updates, pictures of the book and other things that can make you have an attack while waiting.
MSNBC has a transcript from tonight's Rowling interview airing on Dateline (previously aired on the TODAY Show). (Minor Spoilers)
Tonight at 9pm, the interview airs on NBC's Dateline. Transcripts, please!