Friday, August 20, 2010

Dachshund Book Review: Hairy Pawter/ Harry Potter?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book 1:

Sasha here. Time for another dachshund book review. I decided to read the Harry Potter series with my Mommy. She had read the series before, and figured I was now old enough to read it with her. So we started reading the series together. The first book is what I will bark about today.

First of all, I think his name should have been Hairy Pawter especially if they ever do a dachshund version.

I liked the book. The idea of an orphan discovering he has magic and then is like a major super star among the magical people has got to be pretty cool. I like how there is a good and evil force in the book and how sometimes he just didn't know who he could trust or not trust. The whole idea that sometimes doing the right thing can lead you into trouble. Like me barking at the evil squirrels, but that is getting off the point again.

The book also reminds me of traditional Greek mythology where the hero who is a very ordinary human with major flaws has to battle so many unearthly challenges to somehow gain a prize for the greater good. Dumbledore is defiantly a god like figure that leads Harry to choose the right path through all his challenges. The other teachers to play a similar role just like the ancient Greek gods and goddesses with their unique powers or gifts.

Then, there was Harry's friends, Ron and Hermione. I believe this is where the plot deviates from the traditional Greek hero like stories. For Harry, he doesn't face everything alone. Even though he feels lonely throughout the book and in the end he does battle the evil one by himself, I feel his friendship is what makes the story pop. To have true friends that will die and suffer for you if need be really is pretty darn cool for a human pup of only 11 years of age.

In the end, the question throughout the book was which character was the force of evil and when faced with that evil what will Harry do? Well, you will have to read the book to find that out.


Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

Yay. I love the review. So glad you enjoyed the book Sasha. Can't wait for your review on the second one.

makingstuffwithlove said...

Terrific! I had toyed with the idea of reading these 'children's' books and now I think I might -- especially if there are squirrel like evil characters in there :) I also love mythology so it sounds like a match to me. Great review!

Art and Sew Forth said...

Perhaps the Washington Paws has an opening for a reviewer. I'm sure it would bring in a good number of readers!

AngelPups said...

Great review, Sasha~
Haven't read any of the Harry Pawter series, but I might have to give it a look now.....;-)

road-dog-tales said...

We tried to read those books, but they were so THICK. Kayla decided to just use them as steps to get up to the bed!

The Road Dogs

PetsJubilee said...

I LOVE the Harry Potter series! Great review!