Monday, August 6, 2007

It is done

I just finished the 7th book in the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling and it was really good. I came into the book with mixed feelings. I started the 7th book later than most people, since I wanted to read through the 5th and 6th books in their entirety before I began the 7th. Then because of that, I went to watch the 5th Harry Potter movie. I was sorely disappointed. Note to self: do not watch the movie right after finishing the book. Anyway, I was curious and read some reviews about the 7th book. A lot of people really liked it and a lot of people really didn't like it. There were a lot of criticisms about the book and the lack of developed characters. But, I for one, believe it was well done. Albeit, there were some odd parts, but this is J.K Rowling's story, not mine.

I read this article online about the Atheistic leanings of the Harry Potter story (thanks to a friend), but did anyone else find the ending had a lot of Christian symbolism in it?


Nancy said...

I saw a ton of Christian symbolism, personally...but I was looking for it in book 7 because I had read stuff about the paganism of the book and though, "Gee, I've already seen a lot of symbolism in the other books..."

The whole fact that He-who-must-not-be-named is snake-like says something to me...

marquita chiquita said...

You know, maybe cause I am Christian, I was looking for it too. I don't think I could go as far as saying that Rowling is a closet Christian or something.