I started my "re-listen" back in May and I don't think I realized I would finish up the series as late as December, but I'm finally done now. I love this series. Truly love it. Anyway, Deathly Hallows is one of my favorites. Though, frankly, I could do with a little less camping. I know that it means something and all, but I still wish for a little less camping. I don't have many criticisms of it. I know that the big info dump at the end with Dumbledore is a lot and most people don't like it. I doesn't bother me that much though this time I realized just how long that scene is and I was kind of waiting for it to be over. I still get a bit confused about Harry's blood in Voldemort and the whole true possessor of the wand thing. So much relied on chance at the end. But the final mano-a-mano fight between Harry and Voldemort is great and very badass on Harry's part. The epilogue is fine. It's nice to see how they all ended up and I love the Harry/Ginny marriage and, of course my favorites, Ron and Hermione. Great book, great series, well worth visiting again and again.
Hogwarts: Harry Potter
I love the epilogue even if most people seem to hate it...ReplyDelete
The info dump with Dumbledore only bothers me because it's the whole "it was only a dream" technique and that always bothers me in books. But I admit, I actually love all the camping scenes. They really make the tone of the book for me and I never found them slow.
@Amanda - The "only a dream" thing I took with some ambiguity. I think Rowling was trying to avoid terms like Purgatory but I think that is where Harry was. But it was in his head and yet real at the same time or something.ReplyDelete
I didn't like the forever long camping trips either. Though I did enjoy the book more the second time around. The movie was great.ReplyDelete
Deathly Hallows is maybe my favorite book of all time. I just never seem to tire of it. I was so happy with the way JK wrapped everything up--plenty of drama and intensity, but a satisfying ending.ReplyDelete
@kaye- I liked the movie too!ReplyDelete
@brandyreneebruce - I totally agree.