Harry Potter and the ending

I get very involved with the characters in a book. I’ve laughed and cried, been elated or depressed based on what happens to the people in it. Maybe it is because I visualize as I read and the characters become much more real to me.

And… I can’t stand stress and waiting to find out what happens. Does she get the guy? Does Harry Potter live? Argh, I can’t bear it. I’ve been that way ever since I was a kid – much to my mother’s horror, I have flipped to the last page, heaved a happy sigh and then consumed the rest of my book.

And that is exactly what I will do with the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I will open the book to the last page, figure out what happens to Harry and then start at the beginning. I want to enjoy the whole book, see how the plot unfolds, who lives, who dies, who’s good, who’s bad. But I will do so much more calmly/resignedly knowing what happens to Harry.

Just in case you are curious, for all the Harry Potter books so far, the stakes have never been high enough, so I never jumped ahead!

Ah, it will feel good to know… πŸ™‚

And yes, I could find out now from the leaked source. While the publishers will be livid at the leak, I don’t think it will affect sales in any way. Knowing the ending is not enough – people want to know how it unfolds. And for me at least, I can’t read a badly photographed online version of the book – I will be reading the published book, fresh, crisp and heavy in my hands. Can’t wait.

  • cant wait too, albeit for the e-book!
    btw, did you see the movie? I have a quick review!

  • Rathi Raja

    Yes I am waiting too for the real thing, that is!

    I have a book coming in the mail !!

  • Shripriya

    @ Priyank – haven’t seen the movie yet. I do enjoy the movies, but the books, to me, are so much more exciting since the plot is revealed for the first time.

    Are they releasing it as an e-book?

    @ Rathi – So will you be skipping Sunday’s class to read the book instead? πŸ™‚

  • erika

    I, too, must skip to the end. It’s a rather frustrating personality trait, and one that makes movies and books-on-tape a little more exciting, but try as I will, with a book like Harry Potter, I always have to know how things end!