Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,
Antenna
antennapedia

There was a minor delay

My copy of HP7 was delivered to a neighbor, and there was about a five hour delay before the neighbor noticed and called us. I have now read it.

I was satisfied. Rowling surprised me and did what I hoped she would (but feared she wouldn't): Snape's story is the pattern we see in the very first book.

Many of fandom's obvious guesses were correct, which means that Rowling set things up well. Harry was a Horcrux, yes duh. RAB's identity, yes duh. Other things were less predictable. But I repeat: I am satisfied. Rowling done good. And she pulled in quite a bit from earlier books.

If book 6 was the Voldemort origin story, this one was the Dumbledore origin story. He hangs over all of it. And Harry's uneasy relationship with him. We can never set things quite right with the dead, can we?

Yay Neville! Yay for you!

Ron and Hermione were both themselves, and had their moments to shine. Hermione in particular. Go Hermione! I'm glad you two end up happy.

Harry and Ginny. Hrm. I'm not so sold on that. But I'm okay with it.

Lupin/Tonks fell flat. Seriously flat. Couldn't Rowling have given us one non-het baby-pumping relationship? Just one? I wish he could have lived. But the fight had to cost Harry something he valued, and Rowling wasn't going to kill one of the three.

I wish the Slytherin thing wasn't so black and white. I wish some Slytherins had fought on the correct side. I wish some Gryffindors had been evil. Though Snape's story was moving, and he was the bravest of them all. The poor sod.
Tags: fandom:harry potter
Subscribe

  • FIC LINK: The Wedding Tree (Twelve/Clara, teen-ish)

    Title: The Wedding Tree Rating: PG13 Pairings: Twelve/Clara Tags: fluff, accidental marriage, friendly bickering, wedding night Wordcount: 17K…

  • oh dear

    I seem to have 3 stories in progress and a new-ish fandom. Are any of you into the Twelfth Doctor at all? Does fandom still exist here or has it all…

  • Happy Sunday

    I enjoyed this comment on the anon meme about why fandom seems to ship the same thing over & over: it's because we sort of have one ship and we tend…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 20 comments

  • FIC LINK: The Wedding Tree (Twelve/Clara, teen-ish)

    Title: The Wedding Tree Rating: PG13 Pairings: Twelve/Clara Tags: fluff, accidental marriage, friendly bickering, wedding night Wordcount: 17K…

  • oh dear

    I seem to have 3 stories in progress and a new-ish fandom. Are any of you into the Twelfth Doctor at all? Does fandom still exist here or has it all…

  • Happy Sunday

    I enjoyed this comment on the anon meme about why fandom seems to ship the same thing over & over: it's because we sort of have one ship and we tend…