Personally I thought it was a pretty phenomenal book but it had several bad points as well as lots of good ones.
The main good thing I loved about the book was the way Snape was revealed to have been the real hero of the whole saga, rather like Samwise in the LOTR movies really. Sails, what you said about him wanting to look into Lily's eyes again, one last time, really affected me. Snape is such a tragic character and when I reread the books later in my life, I will get so much more from all his actions leading up until his death.
The main bad thing - that Harry didn't die. He should have. J K Rowling played it too safe. Either that or one of Ron and Hermione should have died. It kind of seemed like none of the major players got that hurt in the end. I know that a lot of characters we were really fond of did die, but I really expected someone really big to go, like Dumbledore did at the end of HBP.
Post by Sailor Earth on Jul 23, 2007 19:13:03 GMT -5
I was expecting Hagrid or Ron to cop it actually... I didn't want Harry to die though, hah I'm one of those loser people, LOL! Nah... I think that was done fairly well actually, that what wound up being killed was the Voldemort soul - besides - Harry had to finish the job after all The books are titled "Harry Potter" - not "Neville Longbottom"
Snape, aaah Snapey Snape. I'm so relieved that he did turn out to be good in the end. I was really afraid that he'd turn out to be a boring 2D "badguy", but he was one of the most complicated characters in the whole series.
I liked the 7 Harrys, that was pretty cool. That better be in the movie Special effects galore! Plus 7 Dans on screen, what's not to love?
Oh yeah! I'd be well up for 7 lots of Dan in a movie!
Do you know, I think I would have been really really upset if Hagrid had of died. I'm not that fond of him but he just seems so indestructable. I was surprised that Voldemort had Hagrid in the forest with him. Do you think that was just so they didn't get attacked by anyone?
Maybe. But then I think that bit just shows how much Lupin meant to him which makes it worse that he didn't get a death scene. But then it did seem on the whole that all the book was seen either through the eyes of Harry or Voldemort and as Harry wasn't there when Lupin died, she thought it would've been odd to randomly have a scene without Harry or Voldemort in it?