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Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

I finally got time to finish the book yesterday afternoon when I was sent home from work to rest my head due to the toothache. So if anyone wants to talk to me about the book they may do so without fear of me permanently silencing them :p

Overall, it was an ok book. Took bloody ages to really get going but the last few chapters were good fun. Pretty much how I suspected the end would be. If I had been a hardcore Potter fan I may have been disappointed in this last book as it was very slow and also seemed to bring in a number of plotpoints that we'd never heard of before to help wrap the series up.


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Sep. 29th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this one a fair bit (Although was warned off Half Blood Prince due to it being 700 pages of set up for this.)

Stuff I liked:

-The offscreen deaths. Gave a real sense of the events being bigger than the book.
-The moral duplicity of Dumbledore.
-The real apocalyptic sense of the thing.
-Neville Longbottom, Action Hero!
-The really nasty bit with Mad Eye Moody's eye.

Stuff I didn't like:

-The world's most convenient brother.
-The total lack of resolution to the Malfoy's plot.
Oct. 1st, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
Agree with you on those points, yup.
I guess JKR was trying to get that sense of the 3 teens isolated from events by "Eight.Months.In.A.Tent." as you nicely put it, but it resulted in the feeling that some characters were convenient cardboard cut-outs. The Malfoy lack of resolution thing is my biggest irk tho.

But I liked Harry's near adoption by the Weasleys being echoed by Teddy Lupin one generation on. Am wondering if there's more filler info on the "after-Battle of Hogwarts" around..
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