Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter and the Spoiler-Free Review

Well, I finished it. With Magi and Sera visiting family in Alabama, I had little else to do. So I went to Toys R Us this morning, where I knew there wouldn't be any kind of wait, and purchased Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I read it in one sitting, if you don't count warming up some pasta in the microwave, and devoured all 759 pages.

I loved it. The characters were all there, the classic battles of good versus evil, heroes acting as heroes should, everything. Several elements of the story provide satisfying closure to the literary series that began 10 years ago. I'm even more impressed that Ms. Rowling could complete these books at such a rate. Her mastery of internal consistency is a tribute both to her and her editors.

Expect some surprises, expect tragedy, expect satisfaction, and most of all, expect to feel great when you finish the last page.

1 comment:

Martin said...

Jim, my wife got our copy Friday night (see my blog for the story) and she managed to finish it last night before bed - I had a feeling she'd have it done before the weekend was out. Time for me to get reading the whole series.