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Epic and moving book,
This review is from: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Adult Edition] (Hardcover)
I read some of the reviews and i felt moved to right my own one. Firstly i would like to say yes the book is more adult than Jk's previous books but i think people are missing the point it is a natural progression not only for the characters but the readers who have grown up with Harry Potter! In my humble opinion this book and all the Harry Potter Books are classics and will stand the test of time. Right back to the book i found it just as avidly a page turner as the previous ones. yes perhaps some of the storylines could have been fleshed out a bit more, but it is easy to criticise, i found this book hugely enjoyable and very uplifting and a triumph of the obvious love and effort JK has put into writing it. I think the story and the many themes running through this book and the previous ones such as the importance of family, a human life, being true to yourself, self sacrifice, never giving up hope, friendship, Love etc... are all things that resonate now and in the future. I cannot thank JK enough.
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2010, 18:11:15 BST
Bella donna says:
I have just bought this book.. as i am anxiously awaiting the film to come out in Novemeber this year. However i have not read any of the other books but i have watched all of the films a numerous amount of times. Will i still understand the plot of this last book, or will i be confused because the films have missed out important parts which are included in the books ? Please reply :)
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2010, 18:41:29 BST
Ms. C. C. Murty says:
i think you'll be fine as J K Rowling has always been allowed to read the film scripts through and veto/ include things that are important to the story
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2011, 22:23:02 GMT
Pat Simpson says:
I realise you posted this ages ago, I'm interested to know how you got on? I hope you have gone back and read the books from the start though. They are excellent compared to what I find very average and unsatisfying films. The books flow way better than the films and explain everything much better.
Posted on 26 Sep 2011, 07:31:36 BST
Last edited by the author on 26 Sep 2011, 07:35:19 BST
A. O. Shillingford says:
I've just completed my reading of all of the books and this review echoes my own feelings precisely. I was surprised to find Deathly Hallows so moving as it approached the climax. The themes - family, life, being true, imperfection etc - that underpin the Harry Potter stories are themes that we all personally relate to and is where the power lies. I also felt that Deathly Hallows answered all of the lingering questions after the numerous twists and turns throughout the series. I haven't seen any of the movies yet and I'm not expecting too much but the Harry Potter series are undoubted classics. These books will rightfully be celebrated for generations to come, and what an imagination J.K. Rowling has!
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2011, 07:37:27 BST
Last edited by the author on 26 Sep 2011, 07:49:39 BST
A. O. Shillingford says:
I've not watched the movies yet and they are often not anywhere as comprehensive from the story point of view. I took the approach of reading the books first, though thinking about it, I don't know which way around is better. You'll likely find that the books give you a better idea of what the key characters are truly like, and the things that they feel most deeply.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2011, 19:40:20 GMT
Emma Wainwright says:
i think this review is wrong harry potter is the best
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