Sunday, July 22

In which I resurface from the land of Harry Potter

No, I won't give any spoilers away, if that's what you're worried about.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the best book in the series. It makes you laugh in the middle of bawling. Many, many people (and other creatures) die. Several that you know. And Snape, well, you definitely find out where his loyalty lies. Pretty much every question is answered. It totally rocks.

Thank you, Jo, for this magical experience you've taken us on. I hope my children (when they're older) love your books as much as I do.

1 comment:

Russ said...

Hi Janet,

In Deathly Hallows I found there to be a pleasant coincidence for non-believers on page 411.

411, the phone number for "INFORMATION" in many US telephone exchanges, has led to new phrases like "getting the 411" or "giving the 411" in which 411 means the "scoop" the "lowdown" or the "way it is."

On page 411, the last paragraph is Hermione telling us:

But that's -- I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of -- of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!

To me, a most pleasant coincidence.