Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Harry Potter Mania

I remember the first time I heard about Harry Potter was when I read a review on a website of the latest book (then), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

This was before Harry Potter mania hit Malaysia. I was wondering what the fuss was all about. I mean, it was just another Children's fantasy book, a story about kids. I was surprised at the number of grown ups who were crazy about the whole Harry Potter phenomena.

Once I was chatting on the net with my soon-to-be sister-in-law Ezu, who was then studying in LSE. She told me that she had just bought the latest Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and could not put it down. Her final exams were a few days away. I was like, "you mean you are engrossed in a kiddy story book when your exams are knocking at your door".

Soon afterwards I got my hands on the electronic version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and as they say, the rest is history. I was hooked. Yes, an adult earning a living in a subsidiary of a huge company. My wife-to-be soon caught the bug and now, she among the early birds, buying the hard cover version every time a new book comes out- on the first day.

I am sure by now that all Harry Potter fans are aware that Rowling killed off one major character in the latest book.

Well! My wife was quite upset after reading the book and told me that she was moody the whole day. She was like, "How can Rowling do this?"

After I read the book, I refused to believe that the character dies. I told her that Rowling is going to reveal that the person didn't die after all - like Gandalf in Lord of the rings.

According to my wife, I was in denial.

Yesterday, while going through the PPS, I read a blog, which in turn lead me to a site. The author of the site gives very convincing reasons why the character in question did not actually die. Well I quickly notified my wife who was quite happy. I will not put the link here, as I want to avoid spoiling the reading pleasure of people who have not read it yet. However, this is mere speculation, as only Rowling knows what she has in her mind.

I guess we will all know when the next (and reportedly the last) book in the series comes out.


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BabyPink said...

in my humble opinion, i think the character did die. i thought, after, reading HP5 that sirius actually didn't die and that he will appear again. i was in denial, then. but, he never re-appeared and actually died so i think this death is also final. i was actually very disappointed not so much about the death, but about who actually killed him! he (the killer) was my favorite character!!! how could j.k. rowling do that?! waaaah!!!:(

Me said...

where can i get the e-version of the book ?

Adam said...

Jack: Thanks for the info.
Babypink: I guess we will know when the book comes out.
Asis: I obtained the electronic version from my sis-in-law. Don't know where she downloaded it from.

cheayee said...

I just finished the book today.

Hmmmmm I think the character had to die. For Harry Potter's character to grow up.ANyway, it is just a story.
So there!


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