Monday, August 13, 2007

Potting Around

Just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I enjoyed it, especially because it was like the Harry of old. I found Books 5 & 6 to be quite disapointing.
While I was reading it, I didn't dare tell anyone I was for fear of them spoiling it but all is good now.
Feels kind of sad that there will be no more books. What JK did was nothing short of phenomenal and you can only generate that much hype and excitement about a book coming out if the book is really special.

*Spoiler Alert- so look away if you want to read the book*

The parallels of Voldemort's run world to Nazi Europe were obviously very strong. I was as freaked out reading what was happening as I have been watching other Holocaust related material. For some reason, the way JK wrote it really made it seem real. When Harry said Voldemort's name to trigger the spell and they were captured, I was scared and my heart was beating so fast.
It just wasn't that. It was the purebloods who were dobbing in muggles and half-bloods for money, it was the pure-blooding of the institutions.


Blogger tafka PP said...

Yeah- I don't see the Holocaust parallels so much. Just briefly in the Ministry of Magic.

And you never know, maybe now she'll do a whole series of "Albus Potter" books...

11:41 AM  
Anonymous if you will it... (new location!) said...

Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the spoiler warning!

2:39 PM  

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