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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The seventh and final novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.

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  • Jul 26, 2007
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This is not a perfect book. But then again, the Harry Potter series is not a perfect series. It has flaws, though many of them, particularly the two-dimensional villians, are fixed in this, the (apparently... possibly... probably...), final chapter of the series.

You already know the plot. There's a decent chance you already know the ending. I knew it before I started to read the book, but despite that fact, I found this an astonishingly good read.

J K Rowling's greatest strength as a writer lies in her ability to create a vivid and complete world that exists next to our own. Like our world it has heroes and villians, flaws and successes, triumph and tragedy.

The book itself is somewhat more of a weighty read than the previous volumes. I was able to dash through books 1, 2 and 3 in a single sitting. Book four took me a couple days. Books five and six occupied my time for even longer. This book took four days to read. It can't just be breezed through in one easy go.

This book plays out like grand opera in many ways. Some of the characters we've grown to know and despise are redeemed, and others we have grown to love have a bit of a dark shadow cast upon them. Questions we've wondered about since the first book are answered (and I was particularly pleased with myself for figuring out what was going on with Dumbledore's fate at the end of the last book), and while the new book does raise up a few new questions, it mostly presents a fine ending to the series.

The more adult feel to his particular novel also presents Rowling with a chance to actually use some of the double-entrendes we've all been thinking about since book one (for example a comment about wizards being obsessed with the size of their wands).

The book is not without flaws. For much of the book, it seems like we're on a camp-out with the kids. I also wasn't hugely fond of the very end of the book, though I didn't hate it like many other people seem to have. Plus, of course, the slash-fiction fan in me was disapointed that neither Ron nor Draco confessed their true love to Harry, but, oh, well. I think I'll live. :)

In the end, this is the best of the Harry Potter books. It's a worthwhile and definate conclusion to the series and great reading. The price tag is a little steep, but thanks to Amazon's deep discount, it's not really all that bad.

But really, I'm not sure why I, or anyone else, writes reviews of something like this. The book is bullet-proof. If you've read the first six, you'll read this. If you haven't read them, go back and read them, then come to this one. You'll be happy you did.

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review by . February 14, 2010
It was with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) that I was hooked on Harry Potter, as J. K. Rowling's growing skill as a writer, her growing audience's growing maturity, and her ability to focus on a core of characters we cared about culminated in a series that had lasting power. Deathly Hallows captures "Year 7" and the end of the Hogwarts experience for Harry, Ron, and Hermione.     But this will be a year unlike any other! Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now outcasts in …
review by . June 22, 2010
***series spoilers below***      After years of preparing ourselves for the fate of boy-wizard Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the series’ final installment, offers enough suspense and surprise to keep us as entertained as its six predecessors. Dumbledore is dead, Death Eaters have overtaken the wizarding world, and Harry leaves number four, Privet Drive for the last time in a dangerous escape that costs the first of many lives. To make matters worse, …
review by . August 03, 2010
Being a Harry Potter Fan I Had to Read This Book, and I Simply Couldn't Put it Down.
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review by . May 18, 2010
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Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
   Great finish to the Harry Potter series.  It is quite different with pretty much no Hogwarts making it a fresh finish to the series.
review by . July 14, 2010
   I didn't start reading the Harry Potter books until shortly before this book was published.  In some ways I consider myself lucky, as I didn't have to wait around to find out what was going to happen; however,  I also feel that I had cheated myself by missing out on the whole Harry Potter craze.   I had dismissed this wonderful series as being juvenile. I was so incredibly wrong!   The last novel of the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" …
review by . June 17, 2010
Every decade or so a book--or in this case, a series of books--comes along that for some reason gains incredible popularity and inspires a generation to read, write and talk about. Harry Potter is that series for my generation. Having read the first book and fallen in love with Harry Potter when J.K. Rowling was still an unknown author, after ten years to see the series come to an end was a bittersweet event. I had grown up with Harry quite literally. As luck would have it I was usually the same …
review by . May 18, 2010
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review by . June 21, 2010
    I would recommend this book series. This is the last Harry Potter book, and is full of action. Harry, Ron and Hermione skip their last year of school to go hunting for Horcruxes. Horcruxes are made when you murder, and they are hunting the remaining of the seven Horcruxes of Voldemort. While hunting them, they discover the Hallows. There are three, the resurrection stone, the Elder Wand, and the Invisibility Cloak. The Cloak is already in Harry's possession, and …
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Harry Potter and the Plot Device. It read like a video game, and the end wasn't satisfying. But I kinda grew up with it, so I'm loyal. Like new Star Wars.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury Publishing, in the United States by Scholastic, in Canada by Raincoast Books, and in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin. Released globally in ninety-three countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever. It sold 15 million copies in the first twenty-four hours following its release,[1] including more than 11 million in the U.S. and U.K. alone. The previous record, nine million in its first day, had been held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[2] The novel has also been translated into numerous languages, including Ukrainian,[3] Swedish,[4] Polish[5] and Hindi.[6]

Several awards were given to the novel, including the 2008 Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award, and it was listed as a "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association.[7] Reception to the book was generally positive, although some reviewers found the characters to be repetitive or unchanging. A ...

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ISBN-10: 0545010225
ISBN-13: 978-0545010221
Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Children's Books, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic, Arthur A. Levine Books
Format: Novel
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