The ship sinks.
Finished Harry Potter
The ship sinks.
July 21st, 2007 10:44pm
I finished it too. Hate to say it, but the other six books were better.
Seriously -- not too bad. Much easier to follow than Half-Blood Prince.
Lots of similarities with the Nazi pogroms.
There's at least one plot twist that I can think of at the moment that I'm not sure about. I'll wait a day or two for other people to finish before getting into the details.
July 21st, 2007 10:47pm
I guess it was smart of them to release it late Friday night so people don't have to use up vacation days.
How can you guys read a 800 page book in one day? It takes me a lot longer to read stuff.
"It's a children's book people. More dumbing down of america."
Probably spoken by someone who hasn't read them.
There's nothing dumb about these books. If anything, they hearken back to a more literate, thoughtful time. And they are not children's books.
> How can you guys read a 800 page book in one day
It's Harry Potter. You can read a page in under 15 seconds.
JK Rowling is not, to put it mildly, known for her seamless plotting or the gripping realism of her characters, most of whom spend the latter books pointlessly withholding information from each other that, if shared, would end the installment somewhere around page ten.
DD, not only that, but magic is not real, therefore the books are not scientifically accurate.
THEY SHOULD HAVE A SPECIAL SECTION IN THE BOOKSTORE FOR BS BOOKS ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE NOT REAL.
(probably using caps offends wards fucking sensibility and the entire thread is in danger of being deleted. christ I hate stupid people)
"THEY SHOULD HAVE A SPECIAL SECTION IN THE BOOKSTORE FOR BS BOOKS ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE NOT REAL"
Yeah, they do. It's called "fiction".
Excellent book. A worthy end to the series. She is one hell of a writer. She keeps the book flowing around interesting characters that you care about doing interesting things.
I wonder how the younger set will like this book as it definitely isn't targeted at the youth. I also like the few reference to "wand work" she sprinkles in there.
I have no doubt that the 16 & 17 year olds who have grown up alongside this series will recognize the allusion.
I remember when I was that age -- sex was pretty much the dominant thought pattern.
July 22nd, 2007 2:35pm
"Finished Harry Potter"
BIG FREAKING DEAL!
No wonder why most of you dimwits are poor and live an impoverished life. You spend your time on shit like this.
> you dimwits are poor and live an impoverished life.
Takes one to know one. So naaah.
I'm under no doubts that the Harry Potter books are great literature. They're entertainment. And for my $18.75 + tax, I think I got my money's worth.
July 22nd, 2007 7:48pm