Monday, July 23

Dumbledore dies...

Friday night my roommate, who also happens to work at the only bookstore in town, scored me a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I went to the lake Saturday morning with a group from our college ministry, but when I got back, it was down to business. I finished Sunday afternoon, pretty disappointed.

See, here's the thing... in the last six books, most of the story took place at a giant school with tons of characters and exciting stuff going on. This last one focuses on the main three figures, who, annoy the crap out of me. Harry Potter, however brave and courageous or whatever, is a complete and total idiot, screwing things up and pissing people off wherever he goes. Including me. Don't misunderstand me, I get it. The heroics, the sacrifice, the "love", but to me it feels like I'm watching a movie where Harry Potter is played by this guy. Painful right? Anyway, I don't know if going to so much effort to avoid any spoilers and dishing out that much cash was worth it. I'm leaning towards no, it wasn't. And if you're wondering what happens in the end, they rebuild Dumbledore with a robots body (with rocket cannons), Crabbe, Goyle, And Malfoy get an apartment together in San Francisco, Snape sells used cars, and Harry ends up an overweight motivational speaker. Sorry to ruin it for you.

2 comments:

the photoSmith said...

nerd...

Elaine said...

well, I think it was worth it for you to go to that much effort and dish out that much cash :D