07-24-2007 12:55 AM
Also, i really hope James' middle name is sirius.
but theres so much about this book i think i missed because i was reading on such little sleep because i just wanted to know what happend. i hope a second read will answer more of the questions i have (but sadly, i'm sure it wont asnwer most of them that are listed in the other threats)
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also, then ending was fitting. i have read many series before and all of their endings were the same format. a scene in the future and not all the characters talked about. that leaves more to your imagination. yes, it does leave room if she wants to write on a different angle. but i'm not sure if she will.
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Personally, I am not sure that the epilogue was necessary. When you read great books, you are for the most part not given a crystal ball into the fictional future lives of the characters. But I think JKR tried to wrap it up.
If she decides in the future to open up the story or a new one based upon the original series, it looks to me like she can do that easily.
I was ok with the epilogue; but it was certainly not my favorite section of the book. To me it seemed a little anticlimatic more of an afterthought. But the book itself was a wonderful read and well worth the wait. I devoured it from cover to cover
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I personally don't think there was anything special about the names Hugo and Rose except for the fact one begins with "r" for Ron and "h" for Hermoine I didn't take anything else from it besides that.
I tend to agree...and Rose was a name of one of JKRs relative. Where Hugo came from is another thing..I was thinking that one of Hermione's admirers was named Victor and maybe JKR just associated Victor with Hugo (Victor Hugo being a famous writer) and H being so fond of books, etc.
I don't think there was any other deep association.
By the way, hope everyone enjoyed the book as much as I did. At first, I thought that I would go chapter by chapter and comment as I went along...but that proved too difficult..the book was too engrossing and I wanted to get to the end to find out what happened. JKR really has taken everyone on a splendid journey.
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07-24-2007 11:55 AM
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I always knew Snape was "good" even if he did some pretty bad things...which makes me happy. I was, and still am, a Snape fan.
I liked the conversation between Harry and Dumbledore...they got some closure.
I was surprised that a "main" character wasn't really killed...I always considered Harry, Hermione, and Ron the "main" characters, but maybe I was wrong.
I am glad they lived...
Most of the epilogue sounded just like some of the fan's ideas...think she was listening? =)
07-24-2007 01:00 PM
OK I didnt really like the epilogue. The fact that everybody marries was a little to saccharine for me. But that being said if youre gonna do it why not go the full nine and have Neville marry Luna. And I know he had a real knack for Herbology but considering what an ass kicker her turned into from OOTP to DH did anybody else think it would be better if Neville when on to be the DADA teacher? Just nitpicking, by far my favorite book of the series.
07-24-2007 01:25 PM