1. Okay, love him or loathe him, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes out on Saturday… Are you going to read it?
2. If so, right away? Or just, you know, eventually, when you get around to it? Are you attending any of the midnight parties?
3. If you’re not going to read it, why not?
4. And, for the record… what do you think? Will Harry survive the series? What are you most looking forward to?
As regular readers of this blog know, I’m not a fan of fantasy, so I probably won’t be reading the final Harry Potter–I haven’t read any of the others. It’s not that I have any objections to fantasy as a genre; it’s just that it leaves me utterly cold. Always has. Always will. I compared it in this blog once to simply not liking chocolate ice cream, and another non-fantasy-fan has suggested that it’s simply a gene some are lacking. That sounds as good an explanation as any.
I did see one Harry Potter movie. When the characters were simply talking to each other, I enjoyed it. When things that don’t fly in real life started flying, my attention began to lapse.
So, no Harry Potter, though if I had to read fantasy, that’s probably where I’d start.
Given that I know so little about the intricacies of the books, I won’t dare to speculate whether Rowling will kill Harry Potter or not. I rather hope not, because if you can’t have a happy ending in fantasy, what’s the point? I’m curious enough to peep at the ending when the book comes out (don’t worry, no spoilers here!).