Harry Potter.. Sticking with him till the end

Posted by Divya at Sunday, May 02, 2010
It has been a completely different experience this time ( the second time around HP Series read). Last time, it had long waits and what is termed pottermania, of which I am sure remnants still remain in each of us muggles who have been sucked into J K Rowling's world.

The half blood prince is my least favorite of the Harry Potter books. One of course we arent happy to see the most loved wizard depart, but for how she ends it on breach of trust and confoundment. Another thing that baffles me is the SuperHero status she gives Harry towards the end, when he decides that he has to endeavor it all by himself and decides a love interest would only deter him from his goals. It felt like an antithesis... Didnt we hear Dumbeldore harp on and on about the only magic that is deep enough is love? And yet Harry decides to forgo his ability to love which may be the about the only thing that distinguishes him from the dark lord? And then the almost complete lack of hilarity in her writing, which until book 5 holds her writing different from other fantasy authors; for her comedy is a class apart. But here the tone is solemn all the way.

That said, I still love the series and I am on to book 7 now.. the final saga...
Does anyone else feel the same about the half-blood prince? a little deceived, like Harry himself?


Anonymous said...

I have never read any of the HP books.. everybody raves about them but I myself never feel the urge to read them... may be some day when my son will start, I will too with him..he seems to like the movies, but the books are too middle school for him..

Divya on May 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM said...

Sumana: you should definitely get your hands on the HP series. Believe me you will be hooked!

Veens on September 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

Well I think for me the book 6 was a book holding a lot of answers to questions previously left unanswered. Answers to lot of things, that I did not know existed.
As for Harry's forgoing love, oh well.. even our B'wood hero would do that if he knows it will endanger the girls life.
Anyway - I won't say this is my least fav though, I am still not decided on which one was my least fav.

Saumya on February 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM said...

I LOVE the Harry Potter series too Divya. I felt Order of the Phoenix was worse off than Half Blood Prince actually. With OOTP, it seemed to me that we labored through 760 pages knowing fully well that it was the prophecy that pitted Harry and Voldemort.
But anyday, I would love to just escape into that world - any day!


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