Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J K Rowling
ISBN-10: 0747591059
ISBN-13: 978-0747591054
Publisher: Bloomsbury; Children's edition (21 Jul 2007)
Hardcover: 608 pages

I have not watched the movie, but I thought I would repost this review here. I had read the book as soon as it was released. 

In this last part of the series, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the look out for Horcruxes. While in the lookout, there are subtle changes between their relationships. All three try hard to cope with that in their own ways. This book is also about growing up, friendship and acceptance of that. I have deliberately left out the wizardry, the evil, the magic and what have yous. Enough has been said about that. I am not even going to tell the story in a nutshell. I had guessed about the relationship between Dumbledore and Snape.

The Deathly Hallows are characterized by an equilateral triangle with a circle inscribed within it. A straight line bisects both the triangle and the circle. The circle represents the Stone of Resurrection, the triangle represents the Cloak of Invisibility, and the line represents the Elder Wand. In fact, this symbol fascinated me more than anything else did.

There are too many internal dialogues. Voldemart and Harry are shown to be communicating most of the times. So do Dumbledore and Snape too, with Harry. Lose ends are tied up and that makes the book very flat. It cannot hold a candle against the very well crafted Goblet of Fire or The Prisoner of Azkaban.


Empty Nester said...

All four of our daughters (25, 23, 22, 19) LOVE Harry Potter! Our youngest has a deathly hallows tattoo.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

My granddaughter loves this series and went to this movie...she waited in line for the first release.

I haven't read any of the books, but I've seen three of the movies.

Sounds good...

Here's mine:

(click my name)

Nise' said...

My sons are huge HP fans. I have read the first book and watched a couple of the movies.

Anonymous said...

I love the entire series...great review:)


fredamans said...

Great choice!

Alyce said...

I loved the entire series and enjoyed the seventh book. I think that book 6 was probably my favorite though. I wish I could read them all again for the first time.

Greta said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the HP books on tape. My 10 y.o.granddaughter is totally engrossed in these books. Being a thrift store junkie, I've found all of them in hardback for her except for Deathly Hallows. It does my heart good to see how kids have gotten into reading HP. Any author who can motivate students to read has given them a gift.