Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Harry Potter

I suppose I should give the obligitory, "SPOILER ALERT!" before I write any more on this subject.
I finally finished reading the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In a really odd way I found this whole series of books to be rather enjoyable. The reason I find it odd that I would like the books is because I can't stand the three main characters. Be that as such I really enjoyed the theme of having imperfect people behaving admirably in extraordinary circumstances. Hands down my favorite character in the entire series is Snape. I was a little upset at the end of book six because I thought for a while that my initial impressions about him may have been wrong. The extra details that Rowling added to explain his actions sealed the deal for me. I don't think I'll ever be able to completely relate to any of the three lead characters however, a man who has made some tragic mistakes in his past and is now doing his best to make amends and atone for those mistakes, now that is a character to whom I can relate.

I had taken a break from my other reading lists to finish this before somebody blew the ending for me. I enjoyed it but I'm looking forward to getting back to my other books now.

1 comment:

  1. I felt Snape had the most layers to him of any of the characters and, like an onion, probably smelled. Seriously though, I felt his love for Lily and her vision of the good man he could be helped him through the tough places in his life. He tolerated her son, Harry, because he was half Lily, while he never forgot he was half James, too!