I finished the latest Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today. The story moved better than it did in Book V, and I’m pretty sure that’s not just the Lortab speaking.
If you ask me, Dumbledore had it coming. Neither he nor any of the other adults give their precocious students nearly enough credit, and his machinations were bound to bring him to an unpleasant end.
That said, I really hope Snape isn’t a bad guy. I hope Dumbledore WANTED Snape to kill him, and in effect ORDERED him to do as he did in order to cement himself on Voldemort’s inner circle. Not because I think that’s an effective strategy, mind you. Because I want Snape to be a good guy. It would be a real shame if the only really MEAN teacher, and also the only truly TALENTED teacher was actually EVIL.
And that’s it for the spoilers.
The book did not move me, stir me, or make me think nearly so much as the pre-release copy of The Weapon, by Michael Z. Williamson did. But I’m being a little premature. I’m not supposed to be saying anything about Williamson’s book for another week or so.