Saturday, August 11, 2007

J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The final installement of the Harry Potter series really needs little extra comment online from me, but as the rules of this blog require me to record this completed novel, I will make a few brief points. Other blogs have commented on the massive marketing machine that has accompanied this book, however, such a machine can only promote a book to a certain extent. The truth is of course that millions of people want to read the adventures of Harry Potter, and this final book in the series certainly well rewards those who plodded through the previous space filler.

A final tradition of writing about Harry Potter is that you can't give away any of the plot. Certainly not who dies or who survives. I can exclusively reveal though, that the Good Guys win. This is important, because even though the whole series is about the feel good factor, Rowling doesn't avoid taking up big issues, and this writing is worlds away from the more child-friendly first books. Death and suffering are difficult issues for children to deal with, Rowling deals with it all admirably and I suspect that generations of children will enjoy the complete Harry Potter works.