Friday, August 13, 2010
Harry, it's over.
For the past two months I have read every single harry potter book and watched all the movies.
I think The Mr will be glad NOT to see me with a Harry Potter book in my hands.
A few weeks ago when friend learnt that I was up to reading the last book said
Ohhh you will be soooo sad
Why is the ending not good?
No - you will just have Harry Potter withdrawls.
I was sad for a month after I finished them all.
Yeah I'm a little sad.
No more joking to the Mr that I'm gonna put on my facebook status "In bed with Harry" The Mr said thats it's not really appropriate :) It's not my fault he is out most nights!
No more getting the chills in the scary bits. I've had nightmares! lol
No more people dying!
I cried bucketloads when Sirius died. I have only seen two/three of the movies and I had no idea that he died!!! oh the tears!
It's over Harry.
We are offically finished!
I also didn't really like the last book.
(spoilers ahead, but I'm sure I'm like the last person on the planet to read Harry Potter)
Parts I loved but on the whole - JK Rowling should have :
Should have just stuck with Horcrux's and ditched the deathly hallows
There should have been a better showdown with Voldemort
I mean I still wanted Harry to win and all, but I want dueling. I wanted fighting. I wanted Harry to beat voldemort (thru his own power, or by voldemorts pride/mistakes)
I wanted Snape and Harry to reconcile WHILE snape was alive
Snape probably should have lived. I would have even liked to see Snape in the final battle switch sides over to Harry in front of voldemort and seen his shock before they killed voldemort
I understood why people had to die and that it was necessary that Lupin die (the last of the original order) BUT WHY did JK make them have a BABY only just before.. (sob sob.. a new werewolf harry in the making)
The non human people who died got lots of page time but snape, lupin and tonks got one liners - they're dead. Lupin was close to harry, he deserved to go out atleast defending harry or tonks, or some bravery.
Hedwig! Dobby! Dumbledore! Colin Creevey!! Snape! Lupin! Tonks! Fred!
(ok I'm not that bothered - it is war afterall - but why not Mandugus, Shaklebolt or other non emotionally invested characters ;)
I was so sure it would be PERCY that would die. Why one of the twins. I love their characters the most!
I read somewhere online - Snape - double agent, genius, potions master, unrequited lover of Lily, and he got killed by a snake!! I think snape should have forseen this and taken some sort of potion that would have protected him from Nagini.
Harry should have killed Bellatrix or possibly even Neville to make up for his parents.
All the talk about never using the unforgiveable curses in the previous 6 books and all of a sudden everyones using them left right and centre.
Even though I believe in life after death I found it hard to believe that Dumbledore was 'waiting' for Harry in his 'limbo' or whatever it was. I honestly thought Dumbledore wasn't really dead. That he would be like his phoenix or something.
The Epilogue was confusing at first, and a bit too cheesy. The deathly hallows could have been ditched and more time spent on what happened after. I mean does harry become Minister for magic like someone predicted (I think trelawney?) does he become an Auror? which is what he wanted or are they not necessary anymore (I'm sure there are still other bad wizards even if voldemort is dead)
I know you could go on and on forever if you continue to tie up all loose ends, but the other characters didnt get that.
Oh I think I need a harry potter book club or something.
Ok whats the next book addiction? I hear Hunger Games are good??