I have my book in hand, and started reading at 12:26. Here we go.
I was at Hair Spray when Harry Potter fever ensued at Barnes and Noble. Everyone was dressed up, in line with wristbands, and all the employees handed out wands, glasses, and drew lightning bolts on everyone's heads. It was pretty crazy.
Hedwig dies... books over.
114 pages in. Good thus far.
225. Getting better.
So, i just got back from the store. Fuck Harry Potter fans. Jesus christ, these guys are total bitches. They were yelling at me because they came too late to get a good spot in line. How stupid can you be. I'm gonna go read.
388. This is taking awhile.
554. I am really tired.
Last edited by bballarl; 07-21-2007 at 05:42 AM.
661. Getting more intense.
I finished at 6:30 in the morning. It was brilliant mostly.
And Rowling left it the tiniest bit open at the end. I don't think she can stop with this. This is her LOTR. LOTR was Tolkien. Harry Potter is her.
And some of the deaths were quite sad. I was bummed by three in particular. Four, maybe.
oh also i wasn't wild about the epilogue, i thought it would have been better without it.
i've already started reading it a second time to pick up any details i might have missed whilst reading in the wee hours of the morning.
there were more than six. six were just particularly unhappy for me.
it stopped being a kid's series a while ago. she wrote for her original audience and as they grew the books got darker and less childish.
No, it's still a kid's book.