maandag 1 februari 2016

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling

And so the bookseries comes to an end as I finish the last page of the last book.

The book, filmed in two parts, is a 600 page tome, and concludes the story of the Boy Who Lived, and connects all the dots that where spread out in the previous parts.

But... just as with the movies, the books lost appeal to me past The Goblet of Fire.  Don`t get me wrong, they are still good books, but the `adventureous` tone of the first four books made way for a more dark and gloomy tone in the later volumes.  And that youthfull innocence was something I really enjoyed in the earlier books.

On the other hand, the book is far superior to the two movies.  While the last movie is basically the final 175 pages of the book, the first part is far more intresting then the `sightseeing tour` of it`s cinematic equivalent.

On the other hand, where the final movie focussed on the `cool cinema effect of battles and kaboomeys`, the Snape revelations, the Dumbledore sequence... they are far more detailed and intresting in the book, as is the `truth` about Albus and Aberforth explored far, far deeper.

It was a worthy finale to a great franchise, but I`m afraid I still haven`t converted into a `Potterhead` though ;-)

And all was well.

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