July 19, 2007

Pre-release Potter

Do you know how Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows ends? I do.

I've held the much-anticipated volume in my hands and have read each envied word of the final chapters. I don't intend to write a spoiler, so no worries.

There are spoilers circulating on the Internet, of course, and I hold no exclusive claim to fame, but it's something, though. The library wasn't expecting their copy to come in sooner than the release date, but we're not letting it out of its hiding place until the 21st--and only the staff have access to it. One of the many perks of the job, I suppose. Or one of the only... :-)

Posted by Amanda Cochran at July 19, 2007 5:11 PM | TrackBack

Well... now that the book is out, are you planning to post your thoughts? My son just finished the fifth book, so we went to see the fifth movie, and it's amazing how few lines many of the characters have; some just seem to walk across the screen and wave. Still, I did enjoy the movie.

I have only sampled the books, but ever since someone compared me to Prof. Lupin, I have been interested in seeing what happens to him. (I know now -- I read the Wikipedia page early this morning.)

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at July 21, 2007 7:52 PM

I don't read Harry Potter books. In fact, this was my first foray into the Rowling saga--however, I knew exactly what was going on from watching the films.

The feeling of reading something so many people were waiting for was heady, and I wanted to see if Rowling were brave enough and perhaps stupid enough to kill off Harry. However, I am happy to see that she didn't, because someday she would face some crazed fan and we know how that usually pans out...

As it is, I'm happy with the ending, though it is a little too sweet to down after the series' progressive plunge to darkness. When an author leaves something undone and the readers are satisfied with that, then the story lives on in the reader's mind despite the last page. Rowling was under the pressure of ending the end and she delivered just that with little more to be desired and that's probably what her readers want after years of waiting.

Posted by: Amanda at July 22, 2007 10:01 PM
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