So, let's try this again then.
Naturally, for those who have not as yet read the book, stop reading this thread right now!
Seriously, it's your own responsibility!
Anyway, I must say that I quite enjoyed the book, a very decent ending to the series.
The start of the book really paced things up, so I was a bit disappointed with the middle of it. I found it quite boring even, at times I knew what Ron went through. But the ending more than made up for it!
Some of the deaths didn't made all that much sense, sort of a needless padding of the death count. Most of them were done in a "by-the-way" style, for instance Moody or Lupin and Tonks. Contrary to Dobby and Fred, where Harry instantly experienced it.
As for Snape, well, she did that part brilliantly imo. He poured his life into that vial and gave Harry a full history of why he did what he did. Still not a likeable guy though, I mean his reasons for turning on Voldemort weren't exactly heroic.
But I suppose that this is what Rowlings has done several times. At times even overdoing it, with Dumbledore imo for instance. It worked great with Snape and Sirius, both of them were more than what they seemed at first, and it works well, but with Dumbledore she overdid the whole "tearing down the hero" bit.
All in all, great series!
Edited, Jul 22nd 2007 11:13pm by Zieveraar