July 19, 2005

Two Right, One Wrong

I'm back and I have read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, book 6 in the series (of which there will eventually be 8).

There were two things known prior to the book release, which was on Saturday though many like myself (long story) bought the book at Midnight Friday night/Saturday morning. The first was the title and the second was that a character was going to die. This, of course, spawned 3 questions:

1. Who dies?
2. Who is the killer?
3. Who is the Half-Blood Prince?

After finishing the first chapter or so I had numbers 1 and 3 figured out--who died and who the Half-Blood Prince was. The killer surprised me although there was a setup for it in the first chapter.

All in all review? 3.5 out of 5 stars. Some things were poorly handled, some things were REALLY poorly handled, some things were same old-same old, but the story was still engaging and had a satisfying ending. Don't know how the author is going to stretch this series for 2 more books when 1 would cover it quite well enough. Also, Kevin and I have been speculating on what will happen post-Harry. Will J.K. Rowling quit writing? Or will there be something else? The future shall tell.

Posted by Shelby at July 19, 2005 09:09 PM

either you were reading a different book than me, or I am just dumb. I dont get how you figured those things out from chapter1.

chapter2 -- maybe. I guess. but I still don't really see it.

Posted by: nick at July 21, 2005 08:38 AM
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