Friday, July 22, 2005

Harry Potter and the half blood prince, finished reading


I never fail to surprise my self. In 2 days I have finished reading the whole book. Its no mean feat considering I read most of the book from a Ebook in my spare time at office (yah I am having a lot of that nowadays).

The book starts differently and no consideration is given to first time reader's unlike the previous versions. After a promising start it goods into a deep slumber with Harry winning all quditch matches, having all the luck in the world, enjoying potions classes and of course having all the girls drooling over him. All this crap comes mingled with equally boring melodrama involving Ron, Hermoine and Hagrid.

We see flashes of brilliance in the scenes where Harry takes private classes with Dumbeldore (Hint: These are less of classes than setting a stage for the next book), but feeling all this is contrived never leaves you.

Finally in the end the story comes to a screeching halt leaving a feeling similar to 100 storied building collapsing. Boy it was a big let down a book that leaves even more questions unanswered. One thing is for sure it is going to be a painful wait for the last book for the faithful.