Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

August 19th, 2007 | by Sqotty |

I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. This is the last volume in the famed “Harry Potter” series, and it is a very good sendoff for the series. I will not include any spoilers. I’ll not even tell you about Hermione having Draco Malfoy’s love child.

The novel is a remarkably good read, keeping a rhythm that makes it a hard bood to put down. It’s a real page turner, and my wife is happy I have finished it as now she won’t be a “Harry Potter widow” any more.

For those who have read all of the books in the series, you will see that this final volume in the series ties up a lot off loose-ends and resolves many of the conflicts and answers a lot of questions about Harry Potter and all those whom he has encountered after he entered the Wizarding World.

If you haven’t read the books, then I would recommend reading them all in sequence before tackling the Deathly Hallows. Like most of the books, it weighs in at a hefty 759 pages, and is dense in detail, much of which will be glossed over or left out in the adaptation to film some few years down the road. Let’s face it, like the Order of the Phoenix, it is tough to fit a novel of this length into a two and a half-hour movie.

This final novel has a number of surprises in it, as well as some twists and turns. There are few moments where the pacing seems to slow down, mostly in the first part of the book. Then it will come on like the Hogwart’s Express on the first day of school and not let up.

I found myself wanting to stay up all night reading it rather than setting it down, especially as I reached the main climax of the saga. You will, too, when you sit down and read it.

The only downside to completing he series is that there will be no future Harry Potter stories. They’ve all been told.

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