December 21 2006

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince didn’t do much for me either though, title-wise.

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  • Nik

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the best title. She’s not going to do better than that.

    Plus, who cares about the title? Give me a freakin’ book already! I need me some more Snape to love. And Hermione and Ron. I know the book’s supposed to be about Harry, but he’s a whiny annoying character. I wouldn’t be too sad if he died because he is the worst decision maker, ever… and I’m not quite sure he has a brain.

    I love the books though. What an odd relationship I have with Harry…

  • You know…we have an oddly similar relationship with Harry. I’m not overly fond of Harry himself, but I like the world he is in and I like what happens AROUND him. And if he ever actually seemed to LEARN something in his classes, I would find it more believable that he can cast all these great spells.

    Oh lord…I didn’t know you were one of…THEM. A Snapeshipper….WHY?!? What is it about him?!?

  • I’m pretty sure it’s Alan Rickman that makes people find Snape appealing. I could be wrong but I think Snape as he is in the books isn’t very appealing but Rickman makes him rather sexier than Rowling intended (it’s the voice).

    As for the books, I think Rowling ran out of steam after Goblet of Fire. A sure sign that her imagination is running on empty is that she starts killing off characters *and* baiting her readers about it before the fact. She should keep her mouth shut.

    “Order of the Phoenix” was the worst…all red herrings and almost no real story (The prophecy? Pfft. Give me a break!). “Half Blood Prince” was somewhat better but, again, not much story until the end when she set us up for the final book by dealing with the Horcruxes. The title of the book was based on the previous owner of Harry’s potions book? C’mon.

    I’ll certainly read the last book but my enthusiasm for the whole series is at an all-time low.

  • Shari –

    Excellent points. It probably is Rickman (who I’ve always liked in everything he’s been in), because Snape in the books is just…eh. Girls swooning for a greasy haired, former Death Eater…riiiiiiiiight

    HBP angered me because I thought it was even worse than OotP in getting going. An entire chapter of Ministers talking as the first chapter?!? BAH! The Horcruxes…interesting idea, but we’re going to deal with all of the remaining ones in one book? Can we say “rushed”? I knew you could.

    I’ll finish the story, but my enthusiasm is not what it was for sure.

  • Jo

    Maybe she will find her path, or Harry’s in this next book. The whole story is about Harry and him learning about his past and come on – small boy finds out he has a death warrant out on him by the baddest wizard around? In today’s world the boy would be on drugs – but he stands fast for his friends, the love of the school, and the want for his parents.

    I love Harry :)

  • Jo –

    I won’t deny he’s a decent role model, but 95% of the time I just want to shout at him “YOU BROUGHT THAT ONE ON YOURSELF YOU TWIT!” He puts himself in stupid situations and then whines about it. That’s what gets on my nerves.

  • Nik

    I’m not fanatical about Snape. But it’s not Alan Rickman, it’s the character that I love. And it’s because everyone thinks he’s evil and hates him. He’s the first to be blamed for anything going on. And it’s NEVER HIM! He’s saved Harry on many occasions. Yet, still, they don’t believe in him.

    When the book ends, Snape’s going to die saving that dumbass Harry’s life. He’s the real hero. I’m sure of it.

    And that is why I love him. Because no on else in the book does… and they should.

  • I don’t hate him, and I do realize he’s saves Harry’s silly little life, I just don’t think he’s as interesting as most people think he is. I hate to say it, the more I think about the series in the past week or so, I can’t figure out why I like it to begin with! *laugh*