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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-25-2007 04:44

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This post is for the discussion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by those who have read it.


If you have not read the book yet and do NOT any spoilers, please do NOT read ahead.


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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-25-2007 05:19

Heh, forget that last line!

Oh, I always really loved Luna and how JK didn't try and make the stuff her and Xeno believed in real. I loved how they were just nuts but could still see what was really going on even if they did believe that Erumpet Horn's were Crumble-Horned Snorkacks.

I'd already guess Lupin would die, but I don't think Tonks needed too and I think that would have been cooler than having Tedding orphaned like Harry.

Oh, and I loved Trelawney's appearance and cackled in glee.

Also, I liked that one of the kids had Snape's name. That was sweet.



Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-25-2007 05:21

Oh and doesn't anyone else not like James Potter (Harry's dad, not son)? He never really seemed a likeable character in the books. I hadn't liked him since Snape and Harry were doing the whole Occumency thing and this book didn't really change that.


Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jul-25-2007 23:52

Ok So I've already philosophised with LEDie in PM's so I'll just give you the edited highlights... :) my fave part was definitely the Molly vs Bellatrix duel. I was disappointed with the way that Lupin and Tonks were knocked off so dismissively; Lupin being my favourite book (not movie) character.

Snape making Harry look at him so he could see Lily's eyes before he died (albeit a bit Mills & Boon) was very sad. I was never anti-Snape so he didn't have to redeem himself to me, but I still don't think his love (and subsequent acts of bravery therefore) was either noble or healthy, so I'm not sure he deserves the 'hero' status he gets at the end of the book.

lol and poor old Hermione doesn't get enough recognition for being the brains of the outfit for so long.

Overall though I really enjoyed DH. OK I have to admit the epilogue was a bit like really bad fan fic. Eek! But I'm glad to hear JKR is writing an Encyclopedia and doing a bit of a 'whatever happened to...' I need closure, damn it, closure.

Dobby, noooooooooooooooooo!

AmazingAmanda253
AmazingAmanda253
Well-Connected

Jul-26-2007 01:28

I thought the kids names in the epoligue were pretty pathetic. I:m waiting for Ginny/Harry:s next son to be called, MadEye Dobby Remus Tonk Potter Jr. III.



Kathryn Gumshoe the 7th
Kathryn Gumshoe the 7th
Battered Shoe

Jul-26-2007 09:31

The book was sad. I cried at too many different parts to count.

The part where Fred died was so sad. WHY?????????????????????????????
I agree with amystysx; JK Rowling killed off too many characters. Fred and Colin Creevey, probably Tonks too, should've lived in my opinion.

I didn't like the ending a lot. It left out some things, and it just seemed to me a quick way to end the Harry Potter books. Who were Ted Lupin's guardians? In the epilogue, he was already grown at 18/19 years old. What happened to Luna? Many unanswered questions.

Besides the ending, the book was really good.

Kathryn Gumshoe the 7th
Kathryn Gumshoe the 7th
Battered Shoe

Jul-26-2007 09:33

Another thing, it would've been better if it was mentioned in the book specifically how Tonks and Lupin died.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Jul-29-2007 08:05

I too began to read this last book with some trepedition as "The Order of the Phoenix" and "The Half-Blood Prince" seemed overly long to me - as though JK was adding words to plots just to make the books loooonng, like she was trying to live up to something. However, I ended up really enjoying the book. I, too, thought the ending was too "fairy taleish", but I also thought it left some small hope that at some point in the future, maybe when JK has to pay to send her kids through University, there might be more Potter books. The Ressurection Stone is lying somewhere in the Forbidden Forest. It goes without saying that SOME rebellious Hogwart student will surely wander into the Forbidden Forest one day and find it. Someone with evil lurking in his or her heart, of course.

I, too, thought it was fitting that Neville killed the snake, especially as there was some doubt as to whether the prophecy (in The Order of the Phoenix) referred to Harry or Neville.

Jar-Jar Binks annoyed me to no end, but Dobby??!! I have to agree with Squirrel on that. That was a real blow to me.

After reading "The Half-Blood Prince" I knew that the death of Dumbledore had been pre-arranged between Dumbledore and Snape, because I did not see Dumbledore as someone who would ever beg for his life. So I went with the premise that Dumbledore was pleading with Snape to go through with what he had promised him. I don't think Snape was necessarily a good person, but he also never got any credit for the risks he took and the sacrifices he made, and I thought he died heroically.

I thought the trouble Harry was having coming to terms with the conflict of his glorified, little boyish idealization of Dumbledore and the truths that came out about him after his death was quite realistic. As children, we do (or at least I did) tend to see the adults in our lives that we love through "rose colored glasses."

Miss Hermione Granger
Miss Hermione Granger

Jul-30-2007 13:38

I have enjoyed these books more and more. I like the fact that they keep getting longer because I dreaded finishing the book. I wanted to keep reading!

I cried throughout the book, the deaths of Mad Eye Moody and Fred were the saddest. And I think Lupin and Tonks got totally screwed, they made a brief appearance and then got killed.

This book was wonderful and I enjoyed the sappy Epilogue ending. It was nice to know that Ginny and Harry got together and that Ron and Hermione did too. I'm also hopeful that maybe there will be a new line of Hogwarts books with the kids taking over the lead roles. Probably wont happen, but I can hope.



Scarletta Jones
Scarletta Jones

Aug-1-2007 13:45

WHY DID SHE KILL MY FREDDYKINS??????? I love the twins, I mean it's bad enough that they can't be confused for each other any more what with Georgie's ear being severed off. (nice aim, Snape) It also completely sucks that Hedwig, Dobby, Lupin, Tonks, and Colin had to die. I mean, come on! Killing them is completely unecessary!!! I mean, Hedwig was just an innocent bird, Dobby barely got to do anything this time, Lupin and Tonks just had a kid for cryin' out loud, and what the **** did Colin ever do wrong?

*takes deep breath*

Okay...I promise not to scream until the lawsuit. (oh u bet JKR's gonna get a piece of my mind) I liked the ending somewhat. I actually thought it was really cool that Harry didn't totally die. But I was kinda expecting either Ron or Hermione to kick the bucket. But then again, it's a good thing they got together (it took them seven whole books to get a clue). I agree with what Miss Hermione Granger just said, though. There should be another series where Harry, Ginny, Hermione, and Ron's kids take the reins.

Gook book, but SHE SERIOUSLY SHOULDN'T HAVE MESSED WITH MY FREDDYKINS!

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Aug-1-2007 14:00

Okay, finally read the book. Yeah, took me long enough. And, in what may be a record, my husband read it in three hours. *faints*

So, the deaths of Remus and Tonks really ticked me off because they were meaningless. They were, basically, throwaway dead bodies, there for the purpose of upsetting readers. Had we been there when they died, it may have been different.

Fred's death - wow. What irks me more than anything is he didn't even have a chance. That stupid curse should have hit Percy.... bleah.

Does anyone else think that Harry's always had a problem with getting obsessive about stuff? It seems like little Albus Severus *gags at the name* might be growing up with the same issue. Obsessing about the hallows', for instance - but he's done it in past books, too.

George with the ear....I cried laughing. Only George and Fred would start punning about something like that. The things those two would get on about... and then Percy started doing it! That, actually, was kinda cool.

I was neither surprised when Ron left, nor when he came back. He's always been that kind of character. He gets so stupid about things, kind of pissy sometimes, but he's an extremely loyal friend, and that loyalty always wins in the end.

I loved Neville killing the snake, and I think he deserved to do it. After all the books portraying him as the poor kid who just didn't get it... he proves everyone wrong. Early on, I remember thinking he should have been in Hufflepuff, but he really turned out to be a Gryffindor. And the kill itself was so stunningly simply done, not all dramatic and ridiculous.

Leddy, I'm American - please PM me and explain the King's Cross thing?

Snape - I've got no surprise there, because I've never been able to think he was evil or really on the side of Voldemort. I hated his death in that it was just so.... *shrug* Okay, I hated it because I liked Snape. :)

The epilogue, well, I think the book could have done without it, to be honest.

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