Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling


Hey kids!  Check it out.  I finally finished the final installment of the Harry Potter phantasm.  Took me long enough. What the heck took me so long?   I'll tell you what took me so long.  Right around book five, I got bored with it and needed a break. Like a four-year break.  I got tired of the J.K. Rowling Recipe.  Which, you know, included Harry and friends finding something evil, then fighting the evil, then getting in trouble for fighting the evil.  Round and round it went.

The Deathly Hallows finale, however, did not follow the recipe.  It was intensely satisfying and unpredictable.  I quite enjoyed myself through all of it's many pages.  Interestingly enough, I cheated a bit and watched both Deathly Hallows flicks before starting the book.  Even then, the book did not disappoint.  Even then, I found it intensely satisfying and unpredictable.

For the record, I found both Deathly Hallows flicks to be fantastic.  A fantastic phantasm!  Also for the record, I'm rather fond of Ms. Rowling's alliterations.  She uses them everywhere.  She and I should have tea some time.

Up next: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell


tom lindsey said...

If you have read any of Gladwell's previous books, you have read this one too. I will be interested to see if you agree with his line of reasoning ...

Jessica said...

Number 6 and 7 are the greatest books of the series. 5 makes me cringe.

I'm excited to have you read Outliers. I love his examples for his theory.

tom lindsey said...

I should have left a link to Mr Gladwell's latest hit piece against reason.