20 April, 2021

Hogwarts & All

The seventh and final volume of the Harry Potter series is a pleasure to read. It plunges immediately into the story and is crisply narrated.

Hogwarts & All
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The seventh and final volume of the Harry Potter series is a pleasure to read. It plunges immediately into the story and is crisply narrated. It’s the first Potter book that has an epigraph (actually two!) that prepare one for the death and destruction that is in the novel. Yet, the dexterity and the maturity with which these incidents are handled are admirable. This is the first volume after many years where it seems that the book has finally returned to the fine art of story-telling that was evident in the first volume. It’s focused and does not meander too much.

It’s impossible and actually futile to give a snapshot of the novel. But it is a novel that marks the "adult" phase of Harry Potter. He has to leave the Dursley’s as his protection expires when he turns 17. The grand finale is the Battle of Hogwarts which is beautifully choreographed and has a satisfactory conclusion. Deathly Hallows is an excellent example of a bildungsroman. Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron are no longer the little kids or the gangly teenagers of the...

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