Friday, July 27, 2007
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Yes, I unashamedly admit that I'm a Harry Potter fan. I've read the first few books several times now, rereading the series as The Order of the Phoenix, and The Half-Blood Prince came out, and again for The Deathly Hallows. I can honestly say that it's one of the best series I've ever read, right up there (for me anyway) with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and The Chronicles of Narnia. I commend J.K. Rowling for spinning a wonderful tale of good vs. evil and making you thoroughly fall in love with a great variety of well-rounded characters, indeed with an entire universe. If you've not read the Harry Potter series, don't miss out on some great literature because you think they're childrens' books. They're very well written and thoroughly enjoyable by child and adult alike. Also, if you're a Christian, I beseech you to not believe all the bad press that the Harry Potter series has received from Christian media. At the end of the day, it's fantasy, and it's a classic struggle of good vs. evil in which good must eventually triumph. I almost find myself wishing I'd forget a lot of the story, just so I can go back and reread the entire series yet again! So, from one muggle to another, give Harry Potter a chance. You won't be sorry you did.