Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling


I like Harry P, I really do, but 3 million copies sold in a day and in return we get tedium and disappointment. Yes, the world of Harry is vividly realised, and the characters are three dimensional and complex - but so is the plot so 400 pages of wordy backstory are required to make the ending appear slightly less predictable than is actually is. I wonder if any editorial intervention was allowed at all - certainly it has its moments of sparkle, but mainly it's self-indulgent introspection. A pity that Rowling doesn't feel the need to try - she owes her life to Harry too.

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