Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Leaked

Surpassing all my expectations, Harry Potter(e-book) is out 3 days before the official release. The only disappointment about the book is that it never betrays the expectations and predictions of die hard fans. Was really pleased to see that most of the predictions of mine coming true. [Read my predictions - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows].

Spoilers follow:
  • Snape is not evil. In fact Snape lived near to Lily Potter and loved her dearly.[Snape was the one who informed Lily Potter, a muggle born that she is a wizard. Until the day Snape called her 'Mudblood', there existed a very warm friendship between two of them.]
  • As predicted, R.A.B. is Regulus Black
  • No 'Gandolf' Business. Dumbledore & Sirius Black are dead.[The book portrays death as not a very bad thing. Rowling heavily borrows from the Christian notion of resurrection and the wisdom of accepting our own inevitable disintegration and decay.]
  • Dumbledore's Biography is given the maximum coverage.
  • Harry is infact a Horocrux i.e. He carries a part of soul of Lord Voldermort making him the senventh horocrux. Though Voldermort never realizes that.
  • Deathly Hallows - Elder Wand + Resurrection Stone + Invisibility Cloak
    • Elder Wand - A Wand nobody could defeat(Incidentally Dumbledore possessed it]
    • Resurrection Stone - Gaunt's Ring
    • Invisibility Cloak - We all know who has it
  • The final battle between Order of the Phoenix & Death Eaters take place at Hogwarts. Harry Potter did not kill Voldermort. Voldermort's killing curse rebounds killing him this time... for ever.
  • Neville LongBottom becomes the Professor at Hogwarts from Harry Potter's Batch... [Hope the subject he would be teaching is not hard to guess]
  • Lots of killings in the book that u would lose count who dies and who lives at the end
  • Epilogue ends with Harry-Ginny, Ron-Hermione and Malfoy's children going to Hogwarts[The one chapter that J.K. Rowling said that she has wrote in the beginning itself]
Best of the Book:
The first half is too good. Especially J.K. Rowling using nuggets of information that she has mentioned long before in other books to carry the story along.. [e.g. the wand maker of Krum - Gregorovitch]

Worst of the Book:
The second half is pretty ordinary and goes along the expected lines. As I went near the climax, i start even doubting that J.K. Rowling could have written that. For all we know, J.K. Rowling could have visited a few fansites and wrote the second half of the book. [Yeah.. knowing the most of the stuff before we read the book, kills the fun... ]

But thinking back, there is no better way that Rowling could have ended the book. Realized it on reading - "An inevitable ending to Harry Potter Series - Baltimore Sun".


Anonymous said...

Thanks for being straightforward (if this is correct). I am 44, so not really interested in the books, just the news. Seeing all the sites with ridiculous teases is sickening. If you don't want to read, stay away from the Internet for a coupe of days. The ending sounds like it might be a bit.....ordinary. I predicted Rowling would project into the future in order to make the ending absolutely final. I was thinking more further into the future though. Now anyone can pick up where she left off and change a lot around.

Robin Samuel said...

99.5% sure that the book is original since i read from the photographs of the pages of the book.. [don't think that technology as developed to fake that..]..

Yeah.. ending - fighting at Hogwarts, destruction of the final horocrux is very ordinary.. Not much dealt with the personalities of each of the characters.. Also not that much information to future too - like what Harry, Ginny, Ron & Hermy are doing for living.. But the first half is good..

Dementor said...

If u know the secrets of hp7.. u shud shut ur ass...

Robin said...

@ Dementor,
As of now, Even Wikipedia has the plot of the story... So u should not have any problem of me still hosting it...

I also believe that it is a matter of personal decision for people to know whether they get to know the spoilers or not.. Unlike Dementors, who suck the happiness.. i believe i can do things if it would make people happy & there is no harm in it..

Anonymous said...

Nice review!! Thanks for being straightfwd.

Anonymous said...

Who decides which books get press (Harry Potter) and which get censored? After all, censorship is becoming America's favorite past-time. The US gov't (and their corporate friends), already detain protesters, ban books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, shut down Imus and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings. Free Speech forever (especially for books).
Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
America Deceived (Book)

Azhvaarkadiyan said...

@Dementor: I also believe what Robin says. After all he wants to sensationalize this blog with hot cakes that would sell. You shut ur ass, Dementor. Don't suck the happiness, Dementor.