HP7 Short review!
July 21, 2007
Obligatory spiel: According to early reports, it was a human stampede at KLCC. A couple broke their limbs trying to get in. Oi Kiasu Malaysians!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows reads like a book written by *any* fantasy author. There’s none of the usual magic that would keep me enchanted with the book. Most of the characters feel lifeless and stale. In fact, while reading the book, I had the image of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: The Movie. It would seem that the book was written with the actors in mind, not the characters. Also, unlike previous books (taking this phrase from Ti) there was no foreshadowing of the Hollows. Only one of them was foreshadowed in the earlier book; the rest weren’t.
There were a lot of things that made me think that the ending feels FARRRR too much like a bad fanfic. Here’s the confirmed theory:
Harry. Does. Die.
But not for long though. He comes back.
Hermione and Ron are Power Couple no. 1.
Cute. Their relationship was rather realistic.
In the human relationships. While I’m not surprised at how some turned out, the death toll for this book was..
Hedgwig, Moody, Tonks, Lupin, Snape, Fred. ESPECIALLY THE LAST WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE???? T_T
Molly Weasely kicks ass.
Yes, never threaten a mother in full rage.
Lupin and Tonks have a baby (Teddy Lupin *snorts with laughter*). As does Ginny, Hermione and surprisingly Draco.
Dumbledore is humblingly and beautifully human.
Did I enjoy the book?
Were the endings satisfactory?
Pretty much ok la.
Good end to the series?
Thank God, yes. IT’S OVER.
Now all we have to do is wait for the movie.