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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review

I suppose that you could say that each and every Harry Potter book is a bitter sweet gift.  You get totally excited about the chance to read a new book in the hugely popular series, but you know that you’re going to have to wait at least a year or so for the next one to arrive.   

But with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this bitter sweetness is even more so, because of the fact that this is the end of the series.    

For those who have been following along with Rowling’s fine tales of the boy wizard Harry Potter, they’ll be pleasantly overjoyed and a bit surprised both by the fact that Rowling’s supplies the answers to some of the questions that we’ve been desperately trying to figure out and guess upon in her books, and by the answers to those questions themselves.  

Readers who have grown accustomed to the fine details that the author has provided us in past books will be glad that she’s kept that fire within this book as well.  But, depending on how much you can take, it may set some people aback by it’s sometimes over-the-top bloody gruesomeness.  However, this is not just flagrant gruesomeness – because it’s done in a way where the reader understands that it’s necessary to understand the gist of the story completely.   

It’s also been written in a way that seems to be a little more made for the movie perspective mindset.  It’s a very visual interpretation of events.  Perhaps this could very well be due to the fact that nearly each and every one of the books in her Harry Potter series has been made into a motion picture.  I guess you could say that she’s gotten a bit accustomed to her Harry being on stage for the world to see and so feels as though she has to address that sector of the audience as well.  This may or may not be a smart move for Ms. Rowling but that remains to be seen.    

Yet, it seems that she doesn’t have a whole lot to worry about being that everything that she touches seems to turn to gold very quickly.   

Rowling’s has taken her career on the ultimate ride, from starting out broke and homeless working with only a pen and scrap-paper to being one of the world’s top selling authors of all time.  Harry has made her a house hold name across the globe, and so for that she deserves a bit of freedom with her writing styles and character portrayal if she seems so inclined to experiment.  

Within this book she brings to the forefront of the readers mind and imagination, tales of battle, betrayal, and other very peculiar…in the usual Harry Potter fashion…significant revelations.  The tales of wizardry and mystery are familiar but certainly laid out in more of a candy for the mind approach…feeding you even more of the details that make her stories pull you into the pages as if you were wielding a magical wand yourself.  

This is a crescendo of the tale that portrays Harry’s journey into manhood, as much as it is a platform to tie up all the loose ends that have kept us riveted over the last ten years.  Of course, assuming that the ending to this saga is predictable is a grave mistake, and will leave you sitting corrected.  The twists and turns are of Rowling’s normal unpredictable fashion, and possibly even more shocking than ever before… and therefore will keep you railing in anticipation from chapter to chapter without fail.   

It’s suggested that you lock the doors and shut-off the cell phone because you won’t want to be interrupted while reading through this finale of perfectly timed traps and twisting plots; actually useful lessons regarding contempt and honor; true love and loss; and finally right and wrong in a world where it seems to matter both within the pages as well as off the pages in our real world.   

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is a tremendous ending to a tumultuous journey that finally won’t leave you begging for more, but rather satiated and content with the ending.