Book: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K.Rowling

Rating: 5/5

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-J K Rowling

Harry Potter sets off on the quest assigned to him by the now deceased Dumbledore – to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes. He also stumbles upon the legend of ‘The Deathly Hallows’; the possession of which would make the owner virtually impossible to defeat. And accompanying him on this final adventure are his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. As the three tread into new and unknown territory…trust, courage and friendship are tested. Was Dumbledore as pristinely unblemished a character as we were led to believe? Does the unwavering friendship of the trio survive in the face of a seemingly impossible task? Was Snape the loathsome villain that we thought he was? And the biggest question of them all – who will die in the final battle? - The battle between “The Chosen One” and “He Who Shall Not Be Named?”

Social/Historical context:

An idea that germinated on a train ride to London developed into a world-wide sensation. From living on welfare to becoming a multi-millionaire, Rowling has a veritable goldmine in the Harry Potter series. The tale of a boy-wizard swept the imagination of kids and adults alike and this book, the final installment broke the record of it’s own predecessor as being the fastest selling book of all time.

Writing Style:

The narrative style is in the third person. The alternative reality of a land infused with witches, wizards and mystical creatures is described in vivid detail. Rowling relies on her readers’ loyalties and photographic memories to tie up several loose ends that were dangled in the previous installments.

My Thoughts:

As soon as news of the last instalment had filtered in, I went into my pre-ordering ritual. And then I sat pretty, soaking in the 'Potter-Mania'.....the buzz and the excitement which was a live and breathing thing. Along with the rest, I gave reality a hard shove and prayed fervently that the good hero, the self-effacing Harry Potter wouldn't be snuffed out by the end of the series. When I finally laid my hands on the book, I read it in a blur of feverish excitement. It was only a week back that I decided to revisit it and read it in full, painstaking detail. The beauty of this book lies in the fact that long and winding though it may seem; every paragraph, every seemingly tedious monologue is actually crucial to tying up the saga that began eleven years ago in the life of a boy called Harry Potter. Events, objects and people that appeared to be just a part of the magical scenery are effortlessly woven into the larger picture. The book is a fitting and fantastic conclusion to the tale of one of the most endearing heroes in contemporary literature. It is a fabulous treat for all, who, as J.K.Rowling puts it in her epigraph, "stuck with Harry until the very end".

Book Reviewed By Namratha Kumar

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It was a very intresting page turner everytime. I had trouble putting the book down, so I would end up reading way, way, late into the night. I loved each …

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From the moment I started reading Harry I loved it. At first I hated reading I refused to read even the smallest books, after my dad made me read harry …

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