Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

My copy arrived yesterday. When I heard the mail carrier slam the mailbox door, I realized that this was "the day".

I strolled down the driveway in the warm sunshine and pulled out the box with its muggles warning and broke into delighted laughter.

I was still standing there holding the book in my hands when the mail carrier came back up the road and cheerily beeped his horn at me.

Through great strength of will, I resisted opening the book until I had finished the chores I had set for myself.

This was a great read. I was able to sample the first few chapters and stop for supper, but once I picked the book up again, I was unable to put it down.

The story line kept me guessing and the tension was maintained beautifully with no let up. When I finally put the book down, it was with the feeling that every loose end was tied up properly.

This was a real masterpiece. J. K. Rowling has well and truly brought the Harry Potter story to a fitting conclusion.

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0 Responses to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  1. Mouse says:

    Am I able to state yet that I am the only literate person on the planet who has never read a Harry Potter book?

  2. I know of several literate people who have not read any of the Harry Potter books, because they and their local priest accept the original Onion spoof as fact.

    Others do not need any inspirational reading in their lives. They are “quite happy with the way things are, thankyouverymuch!”

    There is an old saying that applies here: “You can lead the horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”

  3. Carl says:

    Ah, come on… How does it end?!??!

  4. Mouse says:

    Shucks, I was going for a record!
    In that case I can start reading all seven books once the sun arrives and the summer finally begins here in Brittany
    Just think of the fun I am going to have!

  5. fletch says:

    I’ve never read a Potter book or seen a Potter movie, and it makes me mad. I’m always late to these kinds of things, seeing movies or reading books that I really like a year or more after the world has already made them famous. Now I’ll have to find out the name of the first Potter book and get started.

  6. Zack says:

    I read the earlier books but I found that Rowlin’gs lack of depth and nuance really frustrated me to no end. Everyone in the books is does stupid things and characters are black or white. She improved a tiny amount but really there are books for teens that are much better written.

    What I did enjoy in the series were her stories about classes and magical ceremonies. Those show great imagination and are enjoyable, but her plots make me gnash my teeth in frustration.

  7. Zack makes a good observation, at least from an adult’s viewpoint.

    I have to agree that there are some incredibly frustrating parts of her stories where Harry’s teen-age angst seems to make things far more difficult than necessary. Many of these show up in the opening chapters of each book.

    Then I think back to my own teenage years and they were filled with that same impatience and angst which I barely managed to survive.

    This book is read by adults like you who comment but the target audience is the children whose lives are filled with frustration at the actions of authority figures and parents.

    I think they feel she is right on the mark and they have made her a billionaire.

    One of the clearest indicators of a highly targeted product is that people outside the target market can’t figure out why anyone is interested in the product.

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