Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling

Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him.

So the final book in the long running Harry Potter series and I am sorry to say I was very disappointed, the storyline was good but, it didn't have me as engrossed as the other books had. I did feel some of the plots appeared to be a little rushed.

I have seen some people quote this book as being the best book they have ever read, well I am really sorry but, if that is so then they really can't have read very many books! I know primarily this book is aimed at children/young adults but, I think as the series went on it seemed for me more aimed at "older" adults.

Now I'm probably giving this book a really rough deal and that is only because personally I felt it was not as good as others in the series, it just seemed as though it had been rushed too much but, overall still a good book.

I'm not going to reveal any spoilers in case no-one has read it yet, I felt like I was the only person in the world who hasn't read this book, it felt that way anyway, I'm sure it isn't! Anyway overall, a good read not an engrossing one but, I am glad the series has finished now and think it was the right time for J K Rowling to finish this.

Where she will go now I don't know and whilst I don't think she is the greatest author in the world, far from it, she has brought reading to a great many people who may not have otherwise been interested in picking up a book and she should be highly commended for that.


Margo. said...

Hi Clare, my fav book still remains to be The Order of the Phoenix. I did enjoy the last book and remains to be one of my favs. But not as good as the order .;)

Clare said...

I think order was the best too, I did like this one just wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be :(

Rhinoa said...

It's a shame the series ended on a bit of a downer for you. I agree she isn't the best writer, but like you said has encouraged many who wouldn't usually to pick up a book and even read a whole series. I liked Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince best I think and hope to someday read the whole series in a row to try and catch the little references I missed reading them spaced out over a few years.