Sunday, September 7, 2008

TSS Week 16

This installment is spoiler-ific because I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today. If you have not yet read this book (or Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), stop reading this post and go away. It's for your own good. In fact, I will put some lines below for good measure.


J.K. Rowling keeps surprising me, which is clearly one of the reasons she is so popular. But honestly, Dumbledore's murder knocked the wind out of me. I couldn't believe it, and I was sure he was going to pull a Gandalf and return at some point. Well, he didn't, at least not in this novel. I don't know what happens in the next and final installment of the series. I have been thinking about Dumbledore all weekend, in disbelief. Wow. And I probably shouldn't admit to this, but I was kind of a Snape fan (I think because Alan Rickman is so good). I know that he is mean to Harry and all, but I preferred to think of him as misunderstood, especially after the revelation about how Harry's father James really treated him. I was so hoping he was on the right side. (He might still be, under the imperious curse or something, but that feels like a stretch.) Sigh. Book 7, here I come. (This is the first time I'm reading it, so no spoiler comments, please :)

Other than that, I am still reading Pride and Prejudice. It is okay. I know that is literary blasphemy, but eh. I'm enjoying it enough to continue but it is not living up to the hype for me.

On a side note, does anyone else find Mr. Bennet absolutely hysterical? Best character in the book, I would say, however minor.


beastmomma said...

The Harry Potter series are filled with surprises. I listened to the audio version of the books which made me feel like I was attending a play in my car.

Farrah said...

Though I haven't read the book (it is on my TBR list though) but watched several movie versions, I did think he was funny on the screen.

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stu said...

So you don't want me to tell you about the bit where Harry is kidnapped by aliens and taught to crochet?