17 July 2005

Is Rowling losing it?

I booked my copy over 2 months ago, and it was delivered to me at 8am. Needless to say, I put speed reading to the test and finished reading it before the evening set in. And I was really pissed off. 600 odd pages, and the story really doesn't go anywhere! Six hundred odd pages, just to pull the plot all over the place and still not go anywhere!

Spoiler Warning!
(Don't read any further if you haven't read the book yet or if you plan to do so in the near future!)

So what happens in six hundred odd pages of the 'Half Blood Prince'? Dumbledore is looking for hidden bits of Lord Voldemort's soul, which is what helps him stay alive. He finds one, but has a terrible mishap in the process. He returns to Hogwarts so he can ask Snape for help. Snape turns out the be the half-blood Prince, and helps Draco Malfoy kill Albus Dumbledore. All this happens only in the last 150 odd pages!

And turns out, Dumbledore died for nothing. The soul thingie wasn't there after all. And there's this note from 'R.A.B.' informing Lord Voldemort that he has the thingie.

If you really want to read the spoiler, highlight the blank space above.

So anyone wanna bet that Harry is going to find the Horcrux at 12 Grimmauld place? RAB could be the initials of Regulus Black, Sirius' brother.


Taz Snow said...

Shush child! Will read my own copy of it, and then comment. But then again...going by the last book, I think I know what you mean.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean.. I loved the first four books and one day I will summon enuf courage to read book 5 - i was so disappointed that SB died. And in this one she killed D. I dont' think i can ever bring myself to read it.

silent velcro said...

yeah, i reckon you are on the money about sirius' brother.
i thought for sure jk wouldnt kill off D until the last one! but i guess im not a published author, what would i know...

Tys on Ice said...

iam avoiding reading your blog untill I finish my copy of the book..


thts the spell for all your hash browns to be burnt for the spoiler :)