I spent most of Saturday and a few hours this morning reading the 759 page final installment of the series, and now I have to wait however many agonizing days it takes my spouse to finish it so we can talk about it. No way he'll speed through it like I did. Few people outside librarianship are as focused and dedicated readers as I am. Maybe not even within librarianship, at least not as far as Harry Potter goes. I learned last night that my friend Alycia hasn't read a single book from the series. She's possibly the only millennial generation librarian in such a state of Potterlessness. I myself didn't catch the fever until I was forced to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in a library school YA lit class.
But back to the book...
- not dissimilar formula from the others
- same traditional gender roles
- some surprises, some not at all surprises
You know what? I think I read it too fast to even really have much more analysis to share, especially since I don't want to give anything away. But really, I just wolfed it down and didn't fully taste it. As soon as Eric's done, maybe I'll read it again before I return it. Would that be mean? (Provided of course I bring it back before it's due.)
btw My hold on Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track also came in.