Deathly Hallows discussion

I just finished the last Harry Potter book. HOLY FREAKIN’ CRAP. I’ll put down some thoughts in the comments, so anyone who hasn’t finished/read the book and doesn’t want to know what happens, I would stay away from this post for a while. 🙂 Cheers!

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3 thoughts on “Deathly Hallows discussion

  1. WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS

    It felt, to me, a little disjointed at points, but most of that may be attributed to my reading a 759-page book in about five hours (yikes). Not to mention some really weird moments of deus ex machina, a too-expositiony third act, and a disappointing epilogue (I mean, I’m glad we get to see this moment, but I wanted more…). And naked Harry.

    BUT.

    This was a great book. Really. I couldn’t put it down. Much, much darker, though, but with good reason (the death count in this is freakishly high…lots of somewhat mature themes). And–I was freaking out about this whilst reading–so much biblical theme on death and love (plus some Christological imagery from our young hero), and Scripture quotations(!).

    So, a few moments I loved:
    *Harry freaking out at Lupin for leaving his wife and unborn child. I mean, really, Lupin…
    *The radio program (I love those guys).
    *Bill and Fleur’s wedding–lovely, if a bit rushed.
    *The Tale of the Three Brothers.
    *The line “Nutty as a squirrel’s poo” made me laugh–I couldn’t help it. 🙂
    *I didn’t cry at this bit (books never make me cry), but I was rather verklempt at Dobby’s burial. “Here lies Dobby, a free elf” was so powerful to me for some reason.
    *I knew Snape was good. 🙂
    *Right before Harry sort-of-dies, when he gets to talk to his parents and Lupin and Sirius…beautiful.
    *Mrs. Weasley is the shiz. Enough said.
    *So is Neville, actually. 🙂
    *And…part of me is somewhat fond of the name Albus Severus. What can I say?

  2. Oh dear!!!

    The radio program was great. But I can’t believe they killed Fred!

    I had myself convinced that Snape was evil because it was so well played by him and Dumbledore.

    I think she left out a few important things. Like more of reaction after Voldemort died. From people other than Harry.

    Her epilogue should have been about something that happened more recently than sending kids off to Hogwarts, but it’s a possible set up, I think for new books, which she hasn’t even promised. She should have maybe done two parts, like the weddings and then sending the kids away.

    And for some reason my computer won’t write double letters very nicely for me, so excuse my mistakes.

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