NO REAL SPOILERS HERE… I WON’T SPOIL IT FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO SAVOR IT MORE SLOWLY.
I devoured the book in one sitting… I was pretty beat by the last 80 pages or so… So I re -read the last two chapters this morning.
Short story… I’m satisfied. I didn’t feel the sense of loss that I thought that would come from this being the last book.
J.K. Rowling got this one right. She shocked me at the least expected places and twisted and turned with enough pizzazz to keep the story rolling. The first death was masterfully played and seriously messed with my head… And was completely unexpected.
It felt to me that most of the loose ends were nicely tied up and that everyone except one character had their say. Mrs Weasley especially gets a juicy part to play and comes in under the radar in a most satisfying way.
I’m proud to state here that I had Snape pegged right from the third book and as far as I’m concerned there were no real surprises regarding Dumbledore.
The epilogue was a bit sparse but leaves plenty of room for Ms. Rowling to elaborate at a later date… That is a book that I would buy.
All in all… A very good turn and all the potential for a great great movie in the right hands.