posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 09:35 AM
Just finished it last night, as I had to wait for my wife to finish first.
She wasn't too crazy about it...I rather enjoyed it.
Of course, Rowling has always been a rip-off artist (anyone who doesn't see the carbon copy of the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings themes is really
missing something), but she's always done a good job of repackaging the themes into her own world (even "Harry Potter", boy wizard, is a rip-off
from the old Trolls movie...but hey, right?).
(Harry - Luke, Voldemort = Darth Vader, the DeathEaters/Ministry = the Empire, D.A. and the Order = the Rebellion, Magic = the Force, the Horocruxes =
the corruption of the ring, etc., The Ron/Harry/Hermoine relationship = Han/Luke/Leia, and so on, and so on).
Anyhoo...no real spoilers here from me, but WAY too many die, and in very lackluster and little-mentioned ways. It seems like she was running around
like Death on a holiday...
While I liked the ending...it seemed she phoned some of it in (the sorting hat bit, really? Where the F did the S come from, the G had it for goodness
sakes!). Also, given the graveyard battle previously, the final showdown seemed rather anti-climatic...(and with very little wrap up, just a fast
Still though, a good book overall, and a fitting end to the series...(imho)