Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Who Do I Play with Now?

I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In fact, I just reread the entire series from beginning to end.

I will try very hard not to give away any of the plot because I know there are many out there who haven't finished it yet. Instead, I wanted to talk about how I feel.

Bereft.

Not because what's in the book itself (I won't say anything about that yet), but because the series has ended. Definitively.

Harry and Hermione and Ron are done their adventures, and even though I can go back and read them again (and will) it won't be the same. I know what happens now, I know all the clues and all the stories and while each time I read it I will find new things and learn a bit more about the characters, it won't be the same.

It feels like all my friends moved away, and I am standing in the middle of the street alone.

Who do I play with now?

And that is the sign of a very, very good book, and a very, very good series.

I promised I'd talk about Polaris 21, and while I'm at it, I'll talk about where I've been for two weeks. But not today. Today, I'm going to think about my friends whose adventures are done.

I am going to miss them.

2 comments:

aBookworm said...

How true! I feel like I've lost my best friends. The epilogue left me with more questions than answers. How about you?

Erik Buchanan said...

It left me with some questions, all right (and a friend of mine wants to know what happened to the Dursleys).

But the point of the epilogue wasn't really to fill in the missing pieces. It was to let us know that the adventures were done.

Ron and Hermione got married, Harry and Ginny got married, everyone had kids, and lived normal lives (for wizards, anyway).

All adventures have to end sometime. I'm just sad to see the end of this one.

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