69/100 of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – J K Rowling Second book of the series and it is for sure better than the first one – more gripping, detailed, takes the reader deeper into the mysterious world of Wizards and Witches. Hilarious is the start of the book and fantastic is the way his friends let him escape from his terrible life yet again with the muggle family (Dursley’s) back home especially the Flying Car. Harry Potter and his friends have now grown a little bit in this one with more knowledge of various tricks from the trade, more newer and wonderful characters are introduced in this one which takes the story one step forward but still “The Villain Voldemort” doesn’t make a grand (read detailed) entry yet – still I was actually kept asking for more. This one tells us a little bit more about his dark past, the making of Voldemort and other dark secrets. Seriously books have changed my perception of Harry and his world in totality and thats for good. Movies may be visually more strong then the books but they aren’t detailed as how much you can wrap up in mere three hours at the most. There were so many things that they had to skip in the movie in comparison with the book that one would end up loving the book definitely more. And as usual the very smart writer makes this one end right at a moment when one is looking forward to so much more that needs to be covered in the next part. I now very well know how the readers kept waiting for years to read the next part when it was all being written and released as I can definitely pick up the next part tomorrow as its already there in my book rack and thats precisely what I am going to do. One more thing that I noticed in the second book is that – it is written in such a smart way that just in case someone hasn’t read the first one – it doesn’t make a difference as this covers the most of it in the initial couple of chapters before taking the story forward. But if someone is reading all the books back to back – its kind of an irritant. But this things makes all of these books a good individual books.