I was at the bookstore yesterday morning at 9am, lining up with other Potter fans, to get my hands on the last in the Harry Potter Series. I have been impressed by how J.K. Rowling has presented the previous books, beginning with the first, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when Harry at age 11 discovers he is a wizard, right through the succeeding books, each one a little more grown up than the last, allowing the readers to grow with Harry.
Each book has become a little darker than the one before, and the last book is no exception. The thing that is an exception for me is that I just didn’t enjoy it as much as the others. There were too many loose ends, too many unanswered questions. When a series ends, I want it to end. The epilogue certainly lets us know that there will be no more Potter stories (at least not from Rowling, I’ll list some fanfic sites in a moment) but during the course of the book, much still remains unexplained.
I’ll read it again, as I always do, to see if perhaps I just read too fast and missed things which would clarify my questions, but I have a feeling I shan’t be satisfied.
Perhaps the “Encyclopaedia” which Rowling hinted she might write, will answer all other questions. I don’t know. But for now, I am quite disappointed.
Of course there are many more, and I’ll likely make recommendations regarding good fanfic somewhere in the blog in the future.