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Well, surprise! I (Olivia) have yet another blog, which I somehow neglected to tell you about. (Sorry about that.) The name: Learned in the Lore. Since I am a bit of a lore-master (or at least I like to think that I am) :).

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And this month I’m discussing the seventh Harry Potter book- The Deathly Hallows – in a four-part series. Because I loved the book so much. 🙂 So far only the first two are up, but I’m pretty excited for the other ones.

But enough talk! Go check out those two installments!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Review: Part One- The Good Things

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Review: Part Two- The Bad Things




On LitL: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Review — 3 Comments

  1. To me the last Harry Potter Book is so much like Tolkiens trilogy.
    But instead of having a loyal male companion like Sam Harry Potter is accompanied by his steadfast female friend who does not understand him since she is not male and Ron Weasley.
    Ron who’s is reigned /driven by jealousy. Ron who eats much, nags and does not really contribute to the good of the mission. And lest we forget, he also deserts them.
    That last thing is also the best argument for me why Hermione would have been better paired with another figure, ideally Krum or someone else altogether. After all what kind of Woman would fall for someone like this?
    Her pushing for House elves rights has been made fun of. But I think Rowling knew no other way to make sure she did not become a Mary sue. But to me the whole thing made no sense. Fact is that almost all of these elves were chained to cruel masters. And the House Elves of the Black House, mounted on the Wall are not suggesting good treatment. Hermiones only fault in this is to push for freedom first. she could have tried suggesting accepting wages or days off. Again there is a good link to the Trilogy of Tolkien. Kracher is a lot like Gollum. Both are guarding something filled with evil. Both are suffering under its influence. chance?

    • Hello, Aredhel!

      I’m glad that you enjoyed the other books, most of which I actually did not read. The first few were just not my thing, so I skipped most of the middle and went straight to the last one. 🙂 If you do not mind me asking, was it something that you considered wrong and inappropriate in The Deathly Hallows that made you dislike it, or was it simply a personal preference? I’m just curious. 🙂 For me, the first few seemed rather absurd (in a good way) with the magical creatures, etc. and The Deathly Hallows was much more serious, which I enjoyed much more.

      The article made some good points. Thank you for sharing! I actually discuss a good many of these things in the third post of my series, which should be up sometime this week.


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