There’s a lot going on in this book. This was not my favorite, and it took me awhile to get through it. Of course it was nothing like Harry Potter, and it was not supposed to be, but I felt like something was lacking. There were a lot of character names, but none of them were very memorable and it was difficult to keep some of them straight in your head. There was a lot of bickering to no avail with anyone. It starts off with an unexpected death, but then I personally felt like it did not grow from there. I don’t know… the book just did not grasp me the way Harry Potter did, or the way other fictional books did. If you’re a JK Rowling fan of course you have to add this book to you library, and I’m probably going to be shamed by what I said. I’m going to read The Cuckoo’s Calling next and we’ll see how I feel about that. Until next time,
Normally I start off my posts by saying what the novel is about, but if you do not know what Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is about then SHAME ON YOU!! If you do no know then you have missed out on a whole phenomenon of reading and movies that spread through the world, and into the hearts of every age group.
Before the last movie came out, and after I bought my midnight showing tickets with my friends, I decided that I was going to reread the seventh Harry Potter novel, much like the rest of the world. With the interruption of working at a summer camp, I quickly had to read the whole novel in 4 days. I managed to do it and finished the story the night before the movie came out.
The next day when I went to go to the midnight showing I had the whole story fresh in my mind, and I do believe that was my downfall in enjoying the movie. The movie had a completely different flow than the book did, with parts of the movie not meshing well with the book and wrong lines said that were not in the book. I also believe that the movie did not do a very good job of keeping the tension in the movie that the last few pages of the novel had. By the end of the movie I was not sitting on the edge of my seat understanding all the information that happened.
If I look at the movie separate from the book then yes, it was a very well put together movie, and I quite enjoyed it. I actually took my sister for her birthday because it came out on the same day. The movie did a very good job with the battle and what was going on in there, but it left out a lot of the information, which I thought was the best part of the whole story.
As usual we all have our own opinion and these are my opinion. I plan on seeing the movie again and maybe now that the book is not as fresh in my mind I will be totally engrossed in the movie as I planned. Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages and in this case Watching the Screens
I don’t understand people who try to compare the two series and try to say that Stephanie Meyer is trying to be J.K. Rowling. The two series of books are totally different.
Harry Potter is all about a boy who faces death literally in the face at least once a year. He even managed to fake out death when he was baby. As he gets older has to continue facing his worst enemy with his best friends time after time.
So in short Harry Potter is kind of like an adventure story that the whole family can enjoy.
Twilight on the other hand is not about adventure at all. It is about love. Finding that one person in your life who you would die for or give your soul to.
What bothers me the most about people who try to compare them or say someone is copying someone is that they haven’t taken the time to read at least one of the series and so therefore should not have the opinion, and when they make an opinion to someone who has read both of them sound… well…. sound kind of stupid…
Pretty much the moral of what I’m trying to say is read the books and find out for yourself instead of getting it from somewhere else or making preconceived notions. I am a serious fan for both series and will be at every midnight showing I can go to for both of them.
Keep turning the pages! 90s born reader