Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling(72 ratings)
|Title||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|
|Submitted by Amal Singh |
I purchased the Deathly Hallows as soon as it got out. After reading the Half Blood Prince, I wasn't sure how Harry would handle the big and evil force of Voldemort with no Dumbledore around. But hats off to J.K. Rowling. She delivers what I think is the most amazing climax of a fantasy series. The book is a breeze, and at no moment I felt bored. The last few chapters are so superbly written that I found myself reading them again and again. I have read the book 5 times now and if there is one word in which I would describe the Deathly Hallows, it is 'AWESOME'.
|Submitted by Frank Li |
Sadly, the young hero is perhaps the best possible role model for our children. While this may be good for children morally, it becomes excessively boring, driving forward only because of Rowling's earlier successes. Harry is astonishingly devoid of change throughout the series, becoming very apparent in this last book. Harry is a good boy in the beginning, a good boy in the middle, and a good boy in the end. When has our hero been tempted to stray from the path of heroism? No, it has become quite predictable what Harry will do next.
|Submitted by Joe Hogan |
The seventh book redeems a plot line that got overly complicated over the final three books. Despite all their faults, the books work because Rowling creates characters that we really care about and we feel compelled to find out what becomes of them. By the time the climax is reached we have been given too many explanations of why the Dark Lord fails, when really just one-- his mistakes concerning the Elder wand-- would have sufficed. The explanation concerning blood transfer from Harry to Voldemort is convoluted and ultimately forced. The sword that is laboriously won by Griphook the goblin mysteriously makes its way back to Hogwarts where it can-- quite properly-- fly to a brave student in need. The mystery seems like a critical omission.