10 August 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J. K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré

Yes, I dare. I know things that you don't know...I know lots of important things that you don't. Want to hear some before you make another big mistake?

Oh good lord, what can I even say about this final Harry Potter book that hasn’t already been said a hundred times already? If you haven’t read the books, chances are you don’t really care, and if you have read the books, then chances are that you do care and you’re going to read this regardless of what anyone says. I will admit that Deathly Hallows did make me a bit sad, a bit wistful –this has nothing to do with the plot itself, just the fact that these characters, which we have grown to know so well, are now departing. Just as high school graduation is a terminus for many friendships in the real world, so it is to in the world of Hogwarts. The only difference is that in Rowling’s world (or in this case, Harry’s) all secrets are revealed and the questions that have plagued readers for the last 10+ years are finally answered. I just wish I could get my hands on some of that magic…

Of course it is happening inside your head… but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

1 comment:

versemicroverse said...

If you enjoy fantasy fiction, you might have enjoyed GenCon Indy!
I just got back (went by myself :( ) and ur was a blast. Attended many authors seminars and rubbed shoulders with the proverbial "comic book guy" from The Simsons. There must have been over 50,000 of 'em! Met Gary Gygax, who is the co-creator of Dungeon and Dragons.
Great beer at The Ram, downtown. Stumbled through town with my growlers every night!
Send me your email in NY, when you get a chance.

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