Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, by JK Rowling

Scroll down to content

In preparation for HP7 coming out in a couple of weeks, I re-read the 6th book in the series — amazing how comfortable & familiar it feels. I originally read the book right after the birth of my first son — and was happy to think about the time in the future when he’ll read them for the first time — sort of like the way I shared The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia with my folks.

I’m really looking forward to the 7th book — and a little sad. It’s astonishing how quickly Harry’s world has become part of the fabric of our own — it feels like something that maybe happens just once a generation or so. Stephen King’s editorial in EW captures the feeling pretty well, I think.

Anyway,  this series is a great achievement — there’s an innocence that we don’t seem to have much of anymore, but also no shying away from tragedy. It’s a more accessible series, with more real characters than any of  the fantasies that I grew up with — I’m excited to find out how it ends, and to think about sharing Harry’s very first trip to Hogwarts in 6 or 7 years with SPL.

5 Replies to “Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, by JK Rowling”

  1. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing in the past couple of days. I re-read some of the edition of Harry Potter before the release of the final book.It’s good to see that Rowling wouldn’t “extend” the version to more than originally intended 7 books.

  2. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing in the past couple of days. I re-read some of the edition of Harry Potter before the release of the final book.

    It’s good to see that Rowling wouldn’t “extend” the version to more than originally intended 7 books.

  3. Pingback: Ringtones.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: