It would have been better with rain. Instead, the sun shown, and the humidity was low, compelling me outdoors for chores and activities. However, I was enthralled. I read "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" straight through, pausing only for some exercise and essentials. I finished it at about 2:15 this afternoon. Now I think I’ll go do something mundane, like get my hair cut and trim my beard to a non-wizarding length.
Here, I’ll tell you then ending…
Harry masters his father’s light saber and grows up to be a Jedi Knight. After defeating Darth Vader, he settles down to become a certified public accountant, the likes of which the world has never seen.
Seriously, Rowling’s writing is entrancing, and every page makes you want to find out what happens next. As I stated after reading the last book, the series has long left the realm of childhood books, an is now firmly an adult classic series. There were multiple references to the earlier books, as if all had been building toward this. Having seen movies that left out so much, I almost feel the need to go back and read the entire series again from start to finish, thinking, "Oh yeah! That’s where that ties in!"
Potter fans shouldn’t despair at the completion of the series. There are still two movies to go. I just hope that do justice to the books. I’m sure there will be tons of sub-par fan fiction written after this for those that are truly desperate. For me, while I hate to see the end of anything, I understand the concept of completion, and that is what Rowling has achieved. Sometimes, more is just more.
[tags]Harry Potter, Deathly Hallows[/tags]