Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

I finished reading this last night and it left me with mixed feelings. I was happy to have finally finished reading all the Harry Potter novels, but I didn’t really enjoy the last book much. I had figured that after all these years, at 17, Harry Potter would be closer to being a proper hero, not the usual messed up dude, who can’t survive without his friends help. I was expecting him to take more responsibility and see his buddies relying on him.

But, the story was good. There is a good and reasonable (?) explanation for everything that happens. It does get quite complicated during the end with the reasoning for how he survives or why elder wand belongs to him, but then again, this series stopped being children’s novel a long time ago. I was quite ready to see Harry die, but because I had seen Bedazzled, I thought this self-less act of offering himself to he-who-must-not-be-named, would eventually save him :-).

One thing that I really liked was that Rowling inserted the last chapter with describing Harry’s life 19 years later. It just makes a lot of sense as this way, no one is going to expect her to write another Harry Potter 8. I just hope someone else doesn’t start writing about how Harry saves the world again at 45, which has been the case with Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne.

In the end, I have loved reading Harry Potter novels more than anything else I have ever read.

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  1. hi sir, a slighlty modified copy of harry potter & the deadly hollows is travelling over the internet. is the real one, wrote without mainstream implications, in wich harry really dies. there’s such an hoax in bulletin board systems: it seems that publishers are trying to destroy it. if you find it somewhere, call me.

  2. Another reason for Rowling writing the epilogue is to prevent spin-offs by other people. Hence the “the scar had not disturbed him in X years” line, effectively wiping out spin-offs. Of course there will still be fanfic, but at least non of this crap they are doing to Jason Bourne.

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