24 July 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A very good read. The best one-word description for the book is tense. There aren't very many restful interludes between nightmarish ordeals. A few, but they don't seem to last very long. If I try to summarize beyond that, I'll just wind up spoiling things for anyone who hasn't read it yet. So maybe I'll sketch a few vignettes instead.

Harry - Losing things can highlight those which matter most.

Ron - Overly sensitive in certain respects

Hermione - Does not make a very good Beatrix

Voldemort - Overconfident, arrogant, evil... (is this really news?)

Snape - His first name is at least doubly, if not triply or quadruply, appropriate.

Dobby and Kreacher - Do unto others...

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