Done with Deathly Hallows

What with needing to be on the road Monday morning, I decided to finish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in one sitting. I finished at about 4:00am.

It really was quite good. Sure, there are problems with Rowling’s prose here and there, and her plotting is a little formulaic, but I usually don’t read just for the prose, and formulaic plotting is my favorite kind. I had a great time reading the book, and was quite pleased at the way she tied things up.

Today, however, I am going to require a nap.

8 thoughts on “Done with Deathly Hallows”

  1. I started a little after midnight, and finished around 4:45 AM. Mental note: starting final end to series books at midnight leads to little sleep.

  2. I started about 5pm and ended right at midnight, but had to take a break to listen to my daughter and her day, and then continued to field questions from her while reading.

    I’ve been going back through and rereading some parts because of that.

    Loved the book though. The last sentences was a tad lame, but that’s okay.

  3. thank goodness

    i’m married to a woman who reads as fast as i do. the box from Barnes & Noble arrived at 2:30 yesterday afternoon (the mail was a bit late – gee, i wonder why?) and since she’d ordered it with a gift certificate, she got to read it first. i didn’t get it until around 7:30. finished somewhere between 11:30 and midnight, then we sat and talked about it for another half hour.

    bet there’s plenty of caffeinated beverages being sold this weekend thanks to that book.

  4. I just woke up from my one sitting read of it. I started around 8pm, finished around 3:30-4:00. I was pleased with the lack of loose ends.

  5. I guess I’m a slow reader. I started on Saturday evening around 7ish, neglected my family PLENTY on Sunday, and STILL haven’t finished it. I’m only to page 440 or so.

    FYI, don’t try to see how many pages there are by looking at the last page number. STUPID STUPID RANDY!

  6. I posted on my own blog this advise. Skip the table of contents, and don’t under any circumstances, read the epilogue. Only enough to spoil the tension, and nothing useful.

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