Monday, July 23, 2007

Goodbye Harry

Hey all, another long interval between my blogs I know, but if you knew my schedule you'd pity me. Working full time, twice a week until 9pm, and barely any time to do anything. I just pop round to Rachel's blog once or twice a week and that's it.
As entertainment or relaxation, I chose to read, I read a lot lately. Read two amazing books lately, one was blink!
The other one, just bought on Saturday and finished a couple of hours ago, was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Now, normally, as a serious 41 year old executive, I shouldn't be admitting of reading children's books. I never do, and rarely did in my youth, but Harry is an exception. He captivated me from page one of the first book, and when I finished the last one today I was dizzy with mixed feelings: euphoria, sadness, more questions, satisfaction, confusion, but amazement over all.
It was what I expected and it wasn't what I expected. Few questions remained for me, but a lot cleared.
If you haven't read it yet, relax, I am not going to give any spoilers. That's not my style.
All I can say is that for hours yesterday and today I travelled in the world of magic and mystery, beauty, sadness, joy, laugh, thrill and sheer pleasure.
There is one particular moment in the last chapters of the book, that made me cry as I haven't cried while reading a book. 'Nuff said.
There were some moments in the plot though that I had to go back a few pages, even to go back in previous books. You see, a younger person would remember more details, which I didn't. And if someone is a hardcore fan and has read the books five times, then the last one would close a lot of parentheses. I had to refer to previous books sometimes, but most of the times, JK Rowling's brilliance explained the details I was missing.
It was with a broken heart when I closed the back cover and the realization that that was it hit me...
Goodbye Harry and thank you for endless hours of adventure and thrill. I'll miss you.
Thank you too Jo, this was indeed an amazing journey...