22.7.09

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the weekend and really enjoyed it, they are such well made films. I had re-read all of the Harry Potter books last year except the last one so I decided to finish my challenge by re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I have really enjoyed re-reading the books, I'm sure I am similar to many fans that race through the book when it first comes out in order to find out what happens next rather than taking the time to enjoy it fully. I remember feeling a bit disappointed with the final book on my inital read but when I finished it this time I think that I fully appreciated just how good it was. J.K. Rowling ties up all the loose ends to provide the reader with an exciting and fantastic ending to a story that has captured the imagination of millions worldwide.
The seventh books sees Voldermort finally gaining control of The Ministry of Magic. Harry is still recovering from the death of Dumbledore yet he, Ron and Hermione have to separate themselves from all of their loved ones in order to find and destroy Voldermort's final three Horcruxes. They find and destroy one of the Horcruxes before having a meeting with Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna's father. He recounts to them the tale of The Deathly Hallows, three sacred objects, the resurrection stone which has the power to bring people back to life; the Elder Wand which is unbeatable and the Invisibility Cloak which Harry already has in his possession. The three friends realise that Voldermort is after The Elder Wand without realising what it truly is so they know that continuing their quest to find the Horcruxes is still more important then trying to get the wand themselves. The book ends with a large battle at Hogwarts as Harry tries to find and destroy the final two Horcruxes one of which is Voldermort's snake. It is an extremely exciting part of the book with all of the important characters coming together again in order to help Harry. I'm not going to give the last part away as there may be some that still haven't read it. J.K. Rowling keeps the story going to the very end with unexpected surprises appearing even in the final chapter.
If you have not read any of the Harry Potter books then I would urge you to give them a go, the magical world that J.K. Rowling has created is too wonderful to miss out on. If, like me, you have read them as they have been published and sped through them then I would recommend re-reading them and reminding yourself what made you count down the months until you would be able to read the next installment.

4 comments:

Nadia said...

I reread all the HP books before the new movie came out. Its habit I think to reread the books. Like always I really enjoyed reading them again - they are such wonderful reads. As for the movie, I really liked it. Many of my friends did not like it because certain scenes from the book were left out and I was disappointed about that too, but overall I thought that this was a better HP movie and the scenes that were added that were not in the book really did capture the essence of the book. Definitely a great movie and I can't wait for the next two to come out.

Dot said...

Nadia- I really enjoyed the film but I think it made me realise how good the two films of The Deathly Hallows will be as so much happens!

Melody said...

I've watched all the movies to-date, though I've only read the first three installments. :P I need to catch up on this series!!!

Dot said...

Melody- I love the movies but I still think that the books are better!

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