Books “HARRY POTTER & PANGERAN BERDARAH-CAMPURAN”
Judul Asli : HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
( book 6 of Harry Potter Series )
Copyright © Text by Joanne Rowling 2005
Illustrations by Mary GrandPré copyright © 2005 by Warner Bros
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Listiana Srisanti
Cetakan I : Januari 2006 ; 816 hlm
Rate : 4 of 5
Back on Harry’s life, when every hope and happines that ever happens in his life, His Dreams of A Better Future were crushed into pieces. Harry is not only heart-broken, he lost the purpose of life. And at the time of this, Dumbledore not only come to visit him at the Privet Drive No. 4, he also take Harry into journey that will start another ways of secret plan nobody knows until the end, on how and why Dumbledore decision will affect everybody in order to save Harry and facing Lord Voldemort.
I must say, this book particularly not my favorite, simply because too much sadness in there. But that’s how life begins isn’t ? Not always happy or succesful achieve in the roles. Or like ones says, life is like a wheel spinning around, sometimes you up, but sometimes you’r down below, everybody got their turn. Just like Harry who know already a little-bit ‘mature’ by his experience involving lost and tragedy. He knew that someday he have to face the destiny – or in this case involving ‘prophecy’ that ende-up with another battlefield with Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort himself.
Several things becoming my favorite part like finally Harry realize his feeling on Ginny Weasley (how already had crush on him since the first time they meet), but when the relationship between Harry and Ginny are getting warm-up, its happens the opposite around with Hermione and Ron, who thanks to Ron’s childish by playing around with Lavender, both Hermione and Ron got heavy fighting. That’s end-up with they not speaking to each others for a while, makes Harry in the awkward position, ‘cause they both are his best friend. But Harry cannot thinking about Hermione and Ron relationship much further, he busy with ‘special-tutorial’ with Professor Snape to learn Occlumency in order to fight against Lord Voldemort’s Dark Arts who proven can enter Harry’s mind. There’s no worse kind of studies when involving Professor Snape, who hate Harry since the aday he appears in Hogwart. And Harry cannot helped got the same feelings, despite all the good word of Dumbledore who stand-up for Professor Snape as a loyal member of the Orde of the Phoenix.
“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”
Another part I like, is the secret behind Lord Voldemort’s past who known as Tom Riddle are begin to reveal. Harry joining Dumbledore’s secret mission to search and seek for Horcruxes – several objects that choosen by Voldemort himself to contain his part of souls, in order to keep his power. Dumbledore believe by finding those objects and destroy it one by one, it will weaken Lord Voldemort, when the time is ready for He to show-up and starting the war. At this part, somehow I got helpess feeling on how miserables young Tom Riddle, born unwanted by chaotic and crazy families. In other hand, there also the same reason why Severus Snape becoming a bitter, cold and sometimes bitchy on Harry’s --- the same reason that the fault and sin at the past life cannot easily erase by the good of heart. If I can sees the whole bigger picture, somehow Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort – Severus Snape – Harry Potter strugle almost the same bitter life in the past, but what makes them different form each others ? It just like Dumbledore said : We are becoming what we choose to do in the future, not what happens in the past. The different is in the choices, which one you choose, that will define on what you are : good or bad.
“It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.”
Tentang Penulis :
Joanne Kathleen Rowling, semula adalah orang tua tunggal yang berjuang dalam membesarkan putrinya, ketika di sela-sela waktu beliau menuliskan awal kisah Harry Potter & Batu Bertuah di carikan-carikan kertas di sebuah cafe setempat. Dewan Seni Skotlandia secara tak diduga memberikan penghargaan yang memungkinkan dirinya membuat kisah ini lebih panjang hingga mendekati sebuah buku. Namun perjuangan untuk menerbitkan kisah ini menjadi perjuangan yang cukup berat. Pada saat itu tidak penulis wanita yang cukup dikenal apalagi populer, dan tidak ada yang tertarik untuk menerbitkan novel fantasi. Hingga ada satu agen yang benar-benar tertarik, dan bersedia berjuang demi terbitnya buku ini, kemudian dimulailah cetakan buku Harry Potter yang pertama.
Tanpa diduga oleh siapa pun, buku ini menjadi sebauh awal fenomena, wabah Harry Potter menyebar ke seluruh penjuru dunia, diterjemahkan dalam berbagai bahasa, dengan penggemar mulai dari anak-anak hingga dewasa bahkan lanjut usia, semuanya terpikat akan kisah perjalanan hidup sosok bocah bernama Harry Potter. Rowling memperoleh berbagai penghargaan dan menangguk kesuksesan dengan serial ini. Apalagi sejak Warner Bros tertarik membeli hak cipta untuk franchise serta movies adaptations. Nama Rowling kini menempati jajaran teratas penulis bestseller serta penulis wanita dengan kekayaan tertinggi berkat karyanya.
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