I finished reading ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ a little more than an hour back! 😀
Spoiler Alert: Please don’t read the rest of the post if you are one of those Potter fans who haven’t read the book yet and don’t want to know what happened in the book before reading it!
Some random musings on the book and the Harry Potter series:
If you call someone your best friend, then, they have got to be like Ron and Hermione. That’s what you will feel after reading 7 books of Harry Potter. 🙂 Without them, would have Harry achieved whatever he had?
Though I found the book to be a bit dragging initially what with new characters (or should I say old since they were all dead long back?) being introduced and Harry, Ron and Hermione shifting from one place to another with not much action involved, later the story seemed to proceed a lot more faster than it was in the first 200 pages or so. I am happy with the way the Harry Potter series has ended with neither Harry nor Ron and Hermione ending up dead. 🙂 (I don’t like sad endings.)
Reading a Harry Potter book that didn’t have Harry, Ron or Hermione going to Hogwarts, chatting at the Gryffindor common room, attending classes was very different! From the moment the three of them stepped on to the Room of Requirement, it was like the good old days when they were still at Hogwarts. 🙂 It was good to see Professor McGonagall take charge of the situation immediately and efficiently too. And who would have imagined Neville to perform such great acts back when he was in the first year at Hogwarts?! 🙂
It was nice seeing Harry being named the Godfather of Lupin’s son. But, then, the baby, like Harry, had to lose both its parents while they were fighting against the death-eaters. 🙁 And why did poor Fred have to die? 🙁 The parts involving Fred and George have always been the ones that everyone would have enjoyed the most. 🙂
It’s so easy for dead people to speak with the living ones in the Wizarding World, isn’t it? 😉 Dumbledore’s no more. Never mind, he still comes and speaks with Harry explaining the situation clearly to him! Snape’s dead. But then, the pensive comes in handy in showing Harry clearly what all happened in the past! 😉
The great wizard, Dumbledore, after all, didn’t seem to have had such great intentions at some point of time in his life. But, the story involving his past was repeated too many times in the book, each time the story being said/written by a different person.
I found the last part of the book, the scene nineteen years later, a bit too lengthy. Imagining Harry and Ginny having so many kids was so funny.
There are going to be no more Harry potter books! 🙁 Seven books filled with adventures, lots of exciting moments, plenty of moments in school like a student not answering questions in class, being punished for it, the students playing quidditch as a team, the war between the houses, moments of friendship, little fights between friends, etc., etc. which are not so different from what happens in any muggle school, all these are what made Harry Potter a very good read.
J.K.Rowling’s creativity in creating a whole new world involving ‘different’ kind of people, creatures with strange names, a whole lot of potions having ingredients that are unthinkable and her wonderful description of Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and all the places that she had visualized in her mind should all be appreciated.
I can’t fight sleep anymore, as it has been a very busy day for me reading Harry Potter all day. 😉 Wishing you all a great Sunday! 🙂