Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone(J.K. Rowling/Bloomsbury Pub Ltd)

「Platform Nine and three-quarters(9と4分の3番線ホーム)」とか、「Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans(あらゆる種類の味がするお菓子)」とか、そういうネーミングのセンスはかなり好きだ。舞台がロンドンというのも、作品の空気にぴったりと合っていて、いい。
‘Hmm,’ said a small voice in his ear. ‘Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh my goodness, yes – and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that’s interesting… So where shall I put you?'(p.90)
In a rush of fierce joy he realised he’d found something he could do without being taught – this was easy, this was wonderful.(p.111)
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.(p.132)