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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I expect to be stoned for this, but I will go ahead and say it: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows landed lately in the list of the most disappointing books I have ever read.

The Harry Potter series is without a doubt one of the biggest best-selling fantasy series of this age. The franchise certainly made J. K. Rowling a rich woman, what with the movies and the video games and the other goodies that her books spawned. With a series this big, one cannot help but expect that the last book will not just tie all the loose ends left all over the first six books but will also leave the reader with bittersweet pangs about a well-loved story coming to an end.

But no. Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is like going to an eat-all-you-can buffet dinner where the the dishes served are all bland. There is a lot on offer, but none of them are really satisfying. There is enough material in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to fill around three books more, and I just think that J. K. Rowling would have done a better job if she extended the series a bit more just to make it more filling.

Unfortunately, the impression I got from reading the book is that J. K. Rowling is tired of writing about Harry Potter and his gang of misfit students from Hogwarts that she just decided to end it then and there. The book has a rushed and haphazard feel to it that makes me think just so.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is disappointing. I think that Harry and his friends deserved a better conclusion to their story.

 

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Anna Sibal-Gonzaga is a freelance writer based in the Philippines. She likes reading books and watching movies and TV shows in the sci-fi, fantasy and historical genres. She is also a casual gamer and an all-around nerd.

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous

    My girls will surely love you. They have your kind of appetite as to the choice of books they read. I love some of the books you have listed as they are very much part of our home library. It’s good to see someone taking time pouring sharing thought of what they have read. Smile!

  2. Anonymous

    My girls will surely love you. They have your kind of appetite as to the choice of books they read. I love some of the books you have listed as they are very much part of our home library. It’s good to see someone taking time pouring and sharing thought of what they have read. Smile!

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