Monday, July 18, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

J. K. Rowling

Book Cover

Oof. I've just read through numbers 4 and 5....

These really are delightful books. I can see there are certainly
literary failings or deficiencies in JK Rowling's writing, but I'm
grateful she didn't let that stop her from writing them. She's
created a rich, rich world and does a very good job of telling a
compelling story therein. Anyone who has not tried them... well all I can
say is: You really ought to give the books a try.

All I can say, without dispensing spoilers is WOW. An excellent story.
Full of twists and turns, and lots of unexpected things
AND many threads coming together.

I'm not as shocked as many sound about the death at the end. Saddened, to be sure, but other unresolved mysteries loom larger to me.