Saturday, July 16, 2005

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

After much scrambling and such, I finally procured my copy. And I finished it in under five hours.
I won't spoil anything for anybody. Because if someone did that to me, I'd be exceptionally pissed. But here's my take on it.

I loved it. I enjoyed it so much more than the last one, it was unbelievable. It was informative. Almost as if you could feel the drawstrings pulling tighter around the story. I believe there are also several clues in this one which will serve readers well in the last book. And everything, as I'm sure y'all will notice, is NOT what it appears. I cling tightly to this theory.

Is it sad? Yes. I'm getting a headache right now because the last sixty pages or so will rip your heart out. No names mentioned, but don't say I never warned you.

I'm sincerely hoping Book 7 is as this one. The fourth movie will be out in November, and that will be great fun to watch. But there really is nothing like the written word. Especially Harry Potter's.

Ah. Almost forgot. I have a $10 Wal-Mart gift certificate for the first person who points out the error on page 10. Good luck!


Rene said...

The boy bought it this morning for $24 at a children's bookstore. They were having a breakfast this morning. They had games, a bouncer, food, people dressed as characters, all sorts of fun stuff. So he got the book. He hasn't touched it yet. I went to Wal Mart this afternoon and they had a pallet full of them for what you paid. Geez....

Can't wait to read it. Heard the ending is terribly sad.

Silma said...

Can't wait to get my copy! I ordered it from B& for $7.99. It won't arrive until Tuesday. Darn! AAAGGGGHHHH!

Tess Harrison said...

I just finished it myself and I swear I did not want to stop reading when I got to that last page. I wanted it to keep going. By far the best in the series to date.

April Joleen said...

heh. Oops chrys now i feel bad that you read my blog entry about harry potter *blushing* But on a good note, your post about it did pique (sp?) my interest!!! :-)

Mar said...

This mom to three who NEVER has time to read started reading it last night to combat a serious case of the grumpies, and now its about the only thing keeping me going. Hooray for Harry. I'm only about 1/4 of the way through tho' so thanks for no spoilers!