- ISBN13: 9780545139700
- Condition: NEW
- Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
The Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive insert featuring near-scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré’s interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom-designed slipcase is foil-stamped and contains a full-cloth case book that has been blind-stamped on front and back cover with foil stamping on the spine. The book includes full-color endpapers featuring the jacket art from the trade edition and a wraparound jacket featuring art created especially for this edition by Mary GrandPré.Amazon.com Review
Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart–such revelation… More >> Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
… I should tell you that I know some satanic, malign cutthroats who contend they once overheard Joanne Rowling say, “I want to reap a harvest of death when you least expect it”. To plunge right into it, if you ever ask Joanne to do something, you can bet that your request will get lost in the shuffle, unaddressed, ignored, and rebuffed. The primary point of disagreement between myself and Joanne is whether or not I like to speak of her as “sleazy”. That’s a reasonable term to use, I maintain, but let’s now try to understand it a little better. For starters, either Joanne has no real conception of the sweep of history, or she is merely intent on winning some debating pin by trying to pierce a hole in my logic with “facts” that are taken out of context. I’m not very conversant with her background. To be quite frank, I don’t care to be. I already know enough to state with confidence that Joanne teaches workshops on mysticism. Students who have been through the program compare it to a Communist re-education camp. Let me give you an important hint: When trying to understand what she is up to, look at what she is doing and what she has done. Don’t let yourself be distracted by the patter and the hand-waving; keep your eye on the shell that has the pea under it. And focus your mind on the fact that her desire to force us to do things or take stands against our will is the chief sign that she’s a scummy pseudo-intellectual. (The second sign is that Joanne feels obliged to legitimize the fear and hatred of the privileged for the oppressed.)
Given the intransigent political rhetoric of our times, Joanne is a faithful student of Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese strategist who advocated demoralizing one’s enemy as the highest art of warfare. To top that off, all of the bad things that are currently going on are a symptom of Joanne’s illogical intimations. They are not a cause; they are an effect. Do you ever get the feeling that her whitewash of the issue offers no real analysis of the situation that resulted in her grungy criticisms in the first place? Well, you should, because I am tired of hearing or reading that she can walk on water. You know that that is simply not true. Now that you’ve heard what I’ve had to say, I want you to think about it. And I want you to join me and criticize the obvious incongruities presented by Joanne Rowling and her pals. Rating: 1 / 5
In the sense that pooping in front of your grandmom is great. I’d poop on this book, that’s for sure. Or on J.K. Rowling’s chest. Now that would be a great finale.
Potter lives! Viva La revolution! Buy more toilet paper and linens!
We should all be reading the 9/11 report instead. Contains more magic and loopity doo’s than this entire series. Rating: 5 / 5
I think that this book is both good and bad for the world. It’s good because at the very least, it got children reading again and that’s a good thing for the long haul. The hope would be that when these children grow up, they will read more and read more salient works by authors who have something to say about reality, not necessarily fantasy.
The bad news here is that this book is about Sorcery and sorcerors. We all know this kind of thing is not real, but I wonder how much the immature mind will realize this after plowing through seven very well-written training courses on how to be a sorceror and use magic and sorcery in the world. In my mind, since there is no such thing as sorcery, and no one in my lifetime has ever proven it to be so, then, is it inappropriate to be teaching children that sorcery is the way to defeat all the evils in this world? See, evil has to be fought by one person at a time realizing where the evil lies and where the truth lies and then uniting forces with other people of like minds. And, then once identified, the united force has to take action, before the evil spreads and takes over the whole world, as is happening now. Certainly sorcery is not going to stop it. That’s the problem and I don’t see any gathering forces out there to stop it, not in the real world. I don’t see children growing up waving magic wands at the problems in their lives and that attack this country or our planet. There’s so much at stake, is it wise to spend so much of our collective will on sorcery? Are there other ideas that would fare better in the fight for our freedom and liberty? And, remember, the children are our only hope. It’s too late for this generation to do anything substantial about it.
And, I must admit that I am a little jealous of the success of J.K. Rowling. I am a write who has been struggling all his life to make a living at this game and so far it has eluded me over my lifetime, that’s almost 60 years now. Yet, this woman, who is a great writer, don’t get me wrong, is sitting at a coffee shop, her family on welfare, scratches out the Harry Potter book and it immediately finds a publisher and the largest readership in history, even over the Bible? Now, that’s sorcery.
God Bless you for READING anything, really. You are a dying breed. Rating: 1 / 5
JKR finishes her series with a whimper. All the mythology and all the characterization which made the previous six books such a joy to read is thrown out the window in order to compensate her hackneyed story. Inconsistencies galore grace the pages of this muddled mess. Characters we love, like Hermione, Ron, Lupin, and Dumbledore are turned into complete and utter losers and shmucks. Sex, violence, nudity, and language litter the pages. Parents do NOT let your children read this garbage!
If JKR was sick of Harry, she should have left the series alone instead of giving her faithful fans this poor excuse of a finale, but I guess I now know what has driven her these last ten years to finish her series: money.
Rating: 1 / 5
I bought this book for two of my grandsons and my daughter. I have not read it, nor do I intend to read it. Rating: 1 / 5