Sunday, December 2, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling

So here we go then, the seventh and last installment of the Harry Potter saga. Can J.K. Rowling bring it all to a satisfactory conclusion with everything sorted out and finished off in such a way that we really do believe this is The End? Well, for my money, she can and she did. Just about. The last in the series stayed true to the preceding six books and for those who like it, which I do, there was plenty more of the usual stuff going on. I enjoyed the unconventional handling of the three principles' quest for the Horcruxes and found the staging of the grand battle towards the end of the book effective. Although it was widely trailed that several characters would die in the final book, I was surprised at the choices of who to kill off and especially sad about one of them. The ending worked for me and the epilogue was cute so, all in all, I was pretty happy to have read this. A fitting last chapter of a substantial achievement.