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Okay!!!

I have finished the final Harry Potter book.

Let's discuss.

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imnotbob
Mar. 9th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Good, wasnt it? Pretty much made up for Book 5 I think.
aubkabob
Mar. 9th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, book 5 filled me with all sorts of anger and frustration, especially after the wonderfulness that was the Goblet of Fire.

I'm EXTREMELY angry that Fred died.
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hypergraffic
Mar. 9th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)


Weird ending... The change in focus from the school to Harry and crew on the road was enjoyable though.

And I thought at least one of the three should've died.
aubkabob
Mar. 9th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I still say Goblet of Fire was my favorite out of all of them - I think because it was all... fluff? Sweet fluff, instead of all the frustration and deaths and darkness that came in the following books.
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view_from_here
Mar. 9th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
I liked it! I waited to get it on the day it was released at Borders this summer with my brother.

Did you like the epilogue? I diddddd
aubkabob
Mar. 9th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
I liked it, too, though it was super difficult to keep all the kids' names straight - course I stayed up WAAAAAY past my bedtime to finish it!
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drocera
Mar. 9th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
That's the only one I didnt read. I got burned out on the second to the last. Is it worth my time?

Tell me though - who dies?
aubkabob
Mar. 9th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
You really want to know?
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faetal
Mar. 9th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
i was disappointed. i felt like she got bored at writing it half way through. the epilogue felt tacked on, and just like it was there to appease people... which it seemed like she was making it say like, just .. what everyone wanted it to say. (except all those fanfic freaks who want harry and malfoy to get it on)

I'll still be excited to see the movie..

aubkabob
Mar. 9th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Jess said he hated it, too, that he really hated how it ended, so i expected something either really dumb or really enraging to happen.
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misoka_mine
Mar. 9th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I've never been greatly impressed with Harry Potter, but I was almost insulted by the gratuitous death she kept putting in the book. Most of the characters only got a few lines to mention their deaths. I felt like she didn't respect the fans and how much they love all the characters and just rushed to the parts she wanted to write.

And the whole circling scene with Voldemort and Harry was hilarious in it's absurdity.
aubkabob
Mar. 10th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
I did find the circling thing a bit... cheesy, as you see it done in so many movies, but I forced myself beyond that - the bit of twist about Harry having the Elder wand had me distracted from it - though maybe a bit TOO distracted, as he killed Voldemort and I was thinking about other things and didn't realize what happened at first - having to read those sentences a few times...
johnkeats
Mar. 9th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
After the final book was released she did an
interview revealing more information about the
lives of the characters after the book. You
might find it interesting.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/07/30/potters.afterlife.ap/index.html
aubkabob
Mar. 10th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Oooh, I'll have to check that out, thanks!
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gautelen
Mar. 9th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Why Fred, whyyyyyyy?!! I totally knew that Harry was a horcrux. I thought Half Blood Prince was more interesting in storytime. Deathly was like minute to breathe eight year fight rinse repeat.
aubkabob
Mar. 10th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
I, for some reason, didn't have it figured out at ALL about Harry being a Horcrux. Looking back, I really should have, seeing as I couldn't account for seven total, but... *shrug* I accredit the fact that I read every night in bed (until I'm too sleepy to go on) and that I sometimes have a beer before hand to my not figuring it out.

LOL and yes, there was SO many fight scenes in it. I liked that she displayed that being on the run and all that wasn't glamorous or even thrilling (sleep, worry, pack up, move, repeat), though she always left out little things here and there that some other authors explain, like having to deal with going potty and bathing.

The whole Ron/Hermione thing was frustrating, too, that they took so freaking long to JUST HOOK UP, ALREADY. Granted, I can see how it would have made things a bit.. weird had they done it earlier.
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aubkabob
Mar. 10th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
I really liked it, though I had heard from some people (like my brother) that it was awful. Action packed (though I try not to think TOO deeply into just how many times they get into situations where I am beyond convinced they CANNOT EVUR make it out of, and they come out virtually unscathed. I was angry that Fred died (as I had a mini/harmless crush on the twins) and sad that Lupin/Tonks died. Overall, I felt it was a good ending to the saga.
nemo_wistar
Mar. 10th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
(I haven't read other comments, but ...)
I really didn't like it. I mean, I loved the series from Book 1 to Book 6, but then all of a sudden, a gaggle of 15 year old fangirls got together one night during a sleepover and wrote the last one. By the time JK found out about it, it was already released.

Or, at least, that's how it read. One long camping trip, too many new things introduced, a whole lot of stuff that was built up then ignored (for example, Harry's immunity to the Imperio curse, Neville's background with his parents, and then he doesn't get to kill Bellatrix), and a few things that made me scratch my head (like Ron being able to "mimic" Parseltongue. If it's that goddamned easy, everyone would be able to do it).

Anyway ... yeah. Great series up until the end. It probably never would have met my expectations in any case, but still ... that was just a letdown.
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