Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Saturday, August 11, 2007 with No comments
After almost a month since its release, I finally got to finish the last book in the HP series. I literally had to shut my ears to all the rumors sprouting like mushrooms brought upon by HP7—who died, what the climactic finale is, what the twists are, and what will become of Harry Potter and the possibility of future HP books (no wonder all that security). Such enthusiasm could have only been given to a franchise this successful.

I guess you already know that the entire book has been leaked on the Internet just days after it was made public. Albeit the authenticity of this copy has been questioned, I must admit it’s the same. I actually reached chapter 12 just reading it from the comforts of my work desk, but since an officemate bought a hardbound copy of the book, I decided to just borrow it from him ‘cause the feeling you get reading from a book is way different. That was three days ago and I just finished the book a couple of minutes back. Heheh.

Don’t worry. This review does not contain spoilers for the benefit of those who would love to learn what happens throughout the 759 pages of the book. “It’s action-packed,” a colleague who was amongst the first to finish it commented. The overall theme is that of darkness and looming danger, what with Avadas, Imperiuses, Confunds, et als all over the place, and all those deaths, just savage. Somebody from the previous books will have his name cleansed, a redemption well-fitting a sinister yet loyal and rueful Hogwartian.

I must say that “The Sacking of Severus Snape” chapter really made the book more worthwhile for me to read. This is where the action became the “action” I was expecting. I was wondering where all the other characters were because two-thirds of the book is about Harry, Hermione, and Ron finding Riddle’s Horcruxes and how they found out about the Deathly Hallows, what they are, and its powers in the process. But “The Sacking” answered this question for me.

Sacrifice, love, courage, and adventure combating hatred, vengeance, and the lust for power. This is what the book is all about. The grogginess you get from lack of sleep is worth it although, I would like to add, ALL those colons and commas made it difficult for me to read. Hehe. I can’t wait to see how this will be like in the big screen.
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