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The only topic of conversation this weekend

So, I finished the book. I liked a *lot* of it. I rolled my eyes at some of it. But...


Anyone want to talk about it, pitch up in the comments. I've got an appointment with some hardcore this afternoon (oh, get your minds out of the gutter, it's rubble, I'm building a couple of walkways for my nascent vegetable garden) but aside from that my only duty today is dubbing DVDs for a couple of people.


Jul. 22nd, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
I thought it was marvelous, for the most part, and true to the essence of the story that she was trying to tell. However, it was obvious to me at quite a few key points that she was clearly saying to her fandom, "No. This is the way it is."

I don't actually have a problem with that, though, because it was/is her story to tell.

Besides, people will still do what they want.

One of the things I most pleased with was the House Elf subplot, which I loathed throughout the book, in a kind of 'what is the point of this?' way. I think she requited its inclusion -- making me cry over the death of Dobby (whom I disliked) -- showed me what a deft hand she had in this book.

Things were a lot more grey in this book: Heroic figures not as pure; villains revealed as foolish aside from evil. I really think she did a marvelous job.