Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The post that has been almost ten years in the making! Deathly Hallows is a worthwhile finale to the series. Many, many elements from the preceding six volumes reappear making the book very satisfying to a careful reader. The final battles with He-Who-Must-Not-Be Named are exciting, although maybe not as scary as some of the ones in Order of the Phoenix. Almost every character we've met joins the fight one side or the other which makes from some unexpected situations. I felt Rowling was a bit heavy handed comparing Voldemort to Hitler (the whole mudblood/pure blood thing) and the final chapter was a bit too cute. A great book, a great series, a few flaws, but what can you do?

1 comment:

Krista said...

I loved the book, hated the epilogue. I think having the epilogue was a good idea, but why 19 years? And why only show us, basically, who got married (duh -- we already knew) and what their kids' names were. I would have preferred an epilogue dealing with the aftermath of Fred and Lupin/Tonks' deaths, the rebuilding of Hogwarts, and what the trio do to finish school (they still have a Year Seven to do!) and get jobs. I want to know what jobs they have! Waaah!