Saturday, September 1, 2012
Book Review: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
Well I've finished Deathly Hallows. Well roughly three weeks ago actually. Sorry I'm so late on my review.
Let me just preface by saying I think the movie adaptations for this book are probably the closest of them all. I felt like I was watching both movies while reading the book.
So we start out in the Malfoy's mansion where Lord Voldemort has taken up residence and they are discussing the Order's plan to move Harry. Then Voldemort kills the muggle studies teacher of whom we barely know of, but is impact-full as it begins the running theme of intolerance for difference.
Soon after we cut to Privet Drive where we get to say goodbye to The Dursley's (good riddance). And then The Order shows and the action begins.
The first half of this book was more exciting than I thought it would be after seeing the movie and finding it slow. There were parts left out of the movie that added to the suspense and again made me enjoy the book far more. The second half of the book was amazing and I didn't want to say goodbye.
Having seen the movies I knew the majority of deaths that I was going to have to encounter. This didn't mean it made it any easier. I cried a lot in this book with the deaths beginning with Hedwig and ending with Fred, Lupin and Tonks. It got increasingly difficult to read the book through tear-filled eyes. But I soldiered on and finished the book.
The end was far less creepy in the book than in the movie when we leap into the future and adult Harry is sending his own child off to Hogwarts. After reading the last sentence of the book, my first thought was "why doesn't she keep writing and move onto the next generation of wizards?" I think that would be genius. And for selfish purposes of mine I think she should do it. I feel so many withdrawals right now.
Putting those feelings aside though, this book was amazing and honestly the entire series was one giant ride that I will I'm sure hop on again and again. I really don't know why I took so long to read the books, but I'm glad I finally did.