Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - THE BEST!

It took me just over eight hours to slowly (British champion speed reader Annie Jones did it in just 47 minutes and one second!!!) and carefully read each word, but I did it!!!

And all I can say is J.K. Rowling outdid herself with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows!

Awmigawd...betul sangat orang yang da baca buku tuh hint kat aku..that it was damned emotional and it was a bloody bloodbath

By the time I got to first few dozen pages, people were dying like nobody's business da. Quite different from the other Potter books.

Every mystery and unanswered question posed by the previous books, was answered. Aku memang rasa, this is THE BEST book in the series, but I suppose Rowling was saving the best for last... that's why the last couple of books served to peningkan kita semua lebih je.

I can't say too much about the plot, or I'll be giving it away, but if youre not a Potter fan and just want to know, or ko memang tak sabar nak get the book and want to know who dies, ni ada spoiler.

I am sharing this for fans who may not be able to get a copy of the book on time, or just don't want to face the hassle for the moment sebab semua orang headed to the bookstores to pick up a copy. Tapi... aku tetap takkan give awsy the plot or the twists in the story.

Please note, I have hidden the text of the spoiler, and all you have to do is highlight the apparently empty space below to see who died.
Still not giving the plot away though so don't expect a full review, cause that's not possible unless I give quite a bit away.

Basically the list below is a compilation of characters that die in the book (more significant deaths and relevant figures), though, some of the casualties are not familiar names.

Also, what happens to everyone 19 years later...remember this is a SPOILER! Do no proceed unless you have the burning desire to know and can't control it.

I respect author J.K. Rowling's wishes that everyone has a right, especially Potter fans to know as they read... takyah lar aku nak bagitau korang lak kan... apapon spoiler ni doesn't include the plot.

The casualty list
Charity Burbage - Professor of Muggle Studies (Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry)
Mad Eye Moody
Rufus Scrimgeour (Minister of Magic)
Ted Tonks (father of Nymphadora Tonks)
Dirk Cresswel
Gornuk (Goblin)
Bathilda Bagshot
Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail)
Fred Weasley (lost an ear first)
Remus Lupin
Colin Creevey
Bellatrix Lestrange
Severus Snape
Harry Potter *you need to read to understand

What happens...
Harry marries Ginny and they have three children, James, Lily and Albus Severus (in memory of Dumbledore and Snape)
Ron marries Hermione and have two children, Rose and Hugo
Draco marriea and has a son names Scorpius
Teddy Remus Lupin goes to Hogwarts
Neville Longbottom becomes professor at Hogwarts for Herbology

So, if you skipped this, then you're either a Potter fan who hasn't read but want to be kept in suspense or, you don't really know how to highlight the text.
Anyway, I advise you guys still to read the book because ada twists and turns yang mengejutkan (though the one about Snape I guessed early on).
Still, it's a great read, and worth it. Ok... since I put my life on hold to read the book, time to resume work now...accio laptop!

PS - So is it any good? OF COURSE!!!! Rereading it later tonight... and I have since removed the spoiler block so now in full view. Tough luck for those who accidentally read it.