Saturday, July 21, 2007

 

I finished reading the Last Harry Potter an Hour Ago

And here are my spoilers for those of you who haven't read it:

  1. Harry doesn't appear in the first chapter.
  2. The last word in the book is "well."
  3. Almost every scene used in the previous six books appears in this book. Including Platform 9 3/4
  4. Almost every character who appeared in the previous six books appears in this book. Including Colin Creevey.


And having read the last chapter of the book, which Rowling wrote many years ago when she first sketched out the plot for this series, and which she admits she had rewritten because things changed changed as she wrote the books, I wonder how the first draft read. How did she originally plan to end the series, and who did she plan would live?

And Rowling never tells us what happens to the Dursleys at the end of the series. All of the Dursley fans are left hanging, wondering if they survived, and whether Dudley ever found a respectable job.

Geoff

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