Jul 28, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in about a week. I miss the days when I could read for days on end without the rude interruption of work and responsibility, but that is not my life right now, so I had to put the book down to do all the things I am supposed to do. As with the previous 5 books, I loved it. I won't print spoilers or even plot twists, but I will say that I disagree with the reviews that say that this installment is "darker" than the previous books. I think it is just that the themes in the book are maturing a bit, because the main character is getting older. He is starting to realize his responsibilities in life (like the rest of us) and so this book is not as light hearted as its predecessors. The darkest thing about the Harry Potter saga (aside from He Who Must Not Be Named), is the fact that with every passing page, you realize you are one page closer to the end of the adventure. Now that I am done with book 6, I know there is only one more book left, then it all comes to a screeching halt. I hope J.K. Rowling changes her mind and keeps going. I think Harry would be a fascinating young man - imagine the mischief he could manage in Wizard College...

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