The End: Harry Potter Book 7

Harry7Well, I finished the book at lunch today. What can I say, I am almost a little stunned right now. The ending hasn’t had a chance to sink in, but I can easily say that the ending was everything I wanted it to be. Well, really, I would have accepted almost any ending Rowling would have given us, but I really enjoyed this one.

As a whole, the book, as some might say, drags a bit in the middle. However, I started the book at a leisurely pace. I wanted to savor it. If you look closely at the picture I posted on my entry last week, I was only about 200 pages in…and that was Wednesday…4 days after the book had been released. I was really taking my time enjoying the book. This is why I think that part in the middle didn’t drag for me at all. It actually had some really good character moments for our 3 heroes. Then, right after this, the action in the book really picks up and by last weekend I was starting to get excited. I really started pounding through the book. I read at lunch, in bed at night (much to the dismay of my wife), even in the bathroom at work (oh yes, my book has been ‘flagged’). I was obsessed again with the story and the final 200+ pages just flew by.

There are some unbelievable moments in this book that pretty much wrap up all my questions and answer some lingering questions I never really knew I had. Some of the actions in the book had me screaming and throwing the book across the room, only to be bawling like an infant 2 chapters later. It’s an emotional roller coaster ride. As I finished reading the book at Firehouse Subs today, people gave me the “eye down” as I started whimpering and crying like a 9 year old girl with a skinned knee. Yes, it was embarrassing, but I couldn’t help it. Wonderful, wonderful book that I loved with my whole heart. I loved the characters, I loved the world created in the book, I loved the journey the stories take us on. Just unbelievable writing. Makes you wonder how far ahead this was planned. I mean, the end had to have been planned by at least book 5. At least. Probably even book 4. Wow.

Like I said, I’m of few words right now because I’m literally only a few hours from finishing it. A journey that began in the Tampa airport in 1999 has finally reached it’s destination, and I couldn’t be happier. I think I may take a day or two before I read another book. A respectful, reading silence if you will, for what will surely go down as one of my favorite book series of all time.

I eagerly look forward to JK Rowlings next venture. Hope everyone else enjoyed it. Potter-palooza can now end (at least until the final 2 movies come out).


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3 Responses to “The End: Harry Potter Book 7”

  1. vwright1 Says:

    I am reading Harry Potter. I started on Saturday. It’s Wednesday and I have about 100 pages to go. I am surprisec that I am enjoying it as much as I am. I didn’t expect the amount of suspense that the Deathly Hallows offers. I think I know how the book will end, but still I hope it’s a suprise. This book unlike the first ones is really not for children under 12…just my opinion.

  2. I finished the book on last Thursday night curled up in bed alone. It was bittersweet because I’ll miss the characters and the world of Hogwarts, but was really glad to know how things came to an end.

    I was really feeling a tad depressed until I got on this blog and got the really good visual of Pax crying like a 9-year old girl with a skinned knee while being ogled by customers in Firehouse subs! Gee, I feel so much better now! Thanks Pax!

  3. Lol! I planned on doing my review today too. Don’t feel bad Pax! I cried like a little girl too. Well since I am a girl I guess that’s not too bad ;o)

    I think Rowling said the next book she was going to work on would be an HP Encyclopedia.

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