Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Too busy on Saturday to buy a copy but finally managed to get to a bookshop late on Sunday afternoon. Spent the evening reading, absolutely engrossed in the story. Reading fast but deliberately trying to slow myself down as I just didn't want the story to end. We only bought one copy so M is now reading it; just as soon as he is finished I will post my review.

10 comments:

lain said...

Look forward to hearing your comments - I finished my copy last night. Am just about to post a few comments in my blog if you're interested.
xxx

Anonymous said...

I thought those books were for kids?

Anonymous said...

Didn't think a blog post could get so boring- but a new standard has just been reached.

Rachel said...

Don't read it then.

Echo said...

For children? With themes of coming to terms with the deaths of loved ones and facing your own destiny? Can't say it seems all that childish to me.

Rachel said...

M has 80 pages left so will post my review as soon as possible.

The publishers may have aimed the books originally at children and the central cast list may be composed of children (if teens can be classified as children) but the over arching themes of death and, as you say Echo, destiny, transcend the genre.

Anonymous said...

I'm arguing from a position of sheer ignorance as I've never read Harry Potter. But I don't like the fantasy genre. I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings when I was 13 and that was enough for me.

Susie Law School said...

I loved it! I spent most of Thursday and Friday reading it - bought it in the US but wanted to save the majority of it for a time when I could read uninterrupted.

End of an era. Sad it's over...

Anna said...

Any idea what's happenning with marmaladya.com? Are you still writing for them? I used to check the site regularly but the articles, diary, etc don't seem to have been updated for a while now and I'm wondering whether they are ceasing trading?

Anonymous said...

It had a review in the Times Literary Supplement this week.