Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
It's okay. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Goblet of Fire. Hey Leonard, no need to hurry. Finish Paradise Lost and that Grisham, Painted Christmas or whatever, first.
Update: I feel foolish for having cared so much earlier today, before I started the thing. As though "Even Cody's is hyping it!" were a prophecy of quality, as though this book would stand with The Great Gatsby and The Mahabharata and change my worldview. (Is this one really not as good as #4? Or am I now more demanding?)
On the upside, it was really nice to just escape into a book for hours. I needed the break. Tomorrow, back to packing, moving, and missing Leonard.