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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Done

Finished it.

Loved it.

Wasn't disappointed.

Anyone want to discuss?

11 comments:

Beth said...

First!

E-mail me and let me know where Harry lives or dies!

her indoors said...

beth thats cheating!
i am an outcast, i not read any of the books, maybe one day i will try them

Biddie said...

Well, I do, but I haven't read it yet.

KLee said...

Thanks for your comments at my place. And, for the record, I wouldn't tell Beth. I'd make her read the whole series to find out! :P

Bubs said...

I liked it, but probably it was my second-least favorite of the series. I REALLY didn't care for the last one, number 6, because I had the sensation that she was just speeding things along to get to the conclusion.

This one had a higher body count than I expected.

jo(e) said...

I thought it was really disappointing. The middle part especially -- let's just have Harry, Hermione, and Ron wander aimlessly for a few hundred pages ....

And I hated, hated, hated the epilogue.

Valerie said...

I liked it, didn't love it. But I'm also happy with how it ended, for the most part. I really look forward to the day my kids can read it.

Esther said...

I actually really liked the book, and really loved the summation of Snape's character and the reasons behind what he did through all 7 books. I thought her description and the way it came about was brilliant. I wasn't thrilled with the epilogue, but thought if she insisted on there being one, she needed to tell us more.

ccw said...

The epilogue was quite possibly the worst thing I have ever read in a HP book. Having that as the conclusion really soured my view of the rest of the book.

I was also very disappointed that Harry only learned about Snape throuh the Pensieve. This could have been really good stuff if even part of it was done in person.

The Dumbledore chapter disappointed me for the same reason as the Snape one. It was just too easy of a way to give us the info.

I thought Dobby's death and burial was handled very well. I felt Fred, Tonks, Rupin, were not given the ink they deserved.

I could go on and on, which isn't to say that I didn't like the book but it did not even remotely live up to the hype.

Ann said...

I agree with most of what ccw said. The epilogue was definitely not up to par with ANY of her prior writing. The book definitely dragged in the middle and even for a "fantasy" book some of their escapes were just too far beyond belief to fit in with the books in general.
I did like the book and really liked that she explained Snape so well. The explanation on the Elder Wand was a bit weak in my opinion and the last couple of chapters seemed hurried to me, like she needed to finish in X number of pages to not make the book so long that alot of explanations were rushed through.
I know as fans we always want more, but I just felt like the ending was a bit abrupt. I would have liked to know what the people in the epilogue were doing now,(this is intentionally vague here so as not to give away the ending) not just them sending their kids off to school.
I did like the book though and I can't wait until my little ones are old enough for them so I can share the books with them like I did with my older son.
Conclusion - worth reading (of course) but not as good as some of the other books in the series.

jennifer said...

I really loved this book - I think it's my favorite in the series. She really showed the human side of Snape and Dumbledore and that no one is all good or all evil.

As for the epilogue, it was dumbed down a bit but I think she did it to eliminate the speculation of another book.