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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) (edition 2007)

by J.K. Rowling

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Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.
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Title:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 759 pages
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Harry Potter e as relíquias da morte', de J.K. Rowling, é o sétimo e último livro da série. Voldemorte está cada vez mais forte e Harry Potter precisa encontrar e aniquilar as Horcruxes para enfraquecer o lorde e poder enfrentálo. Nessa busca desenfreada, contando apenas com os amigos Rony e Hermione, Harry descobre as Relíquias da Morte, que serão úteis na batalha do bem contra o mal. ( )
  qualqueroutrolivro | May 19, 2024 |
Harry Potter is a 5 star series! ( )
  ilsevr1977 | May 15, 2024 |
This was the best Harry Potter book since Prisoner of Azkaban. J. K. Rowling did not lame out on suspense, action, non-stop pacing, and did not in fact make Severus Snape a cardboard cut out villain, like she's been saying he is all along.

An excellent end to a popular and not-badly done series. ( )
  crowsandprose | May 15, 2024 |
3.5 Stars. I’m not the biggest fan of the romantic pairings here, those thankfully didn’t play too big of a role, and I was fine with the overall story/outcome, its the execution of that story/outcome where this lost some star value for me

My issues here were pretty similar to the issues I had with the last few books in the series, and this feeling like maybe the editor could have been a little more hands on.

While I liked plenty of what the backstory portions of this book had to offer about Dumbledore’s sister, about Snape, etc., the insertion of this stuff often feels clunky rather than woven in as smoothly as maybe it could be, and I also don’t love that frequently those backstories along with other information reveals arrive via vehicles that feel sort of like narrative cheats, like certain aspects of character and world building were invented for the sole purpose of making it easier for the plot to go wherever the author needs it to and I just feel like stories tend to have more depth, originality, and surprises, if the author is forced to really think their way out of a corner instead of taking what amounts to a sort of free pass out of them.

Too much of this series has hinged on the main character being kept in the dark, it’s pretty much the equivalent of a romance novel drenched in miscommunication where a simple conversation would have resolved a large portion of the conflict, just as questions asked and answered would have resolved a large portion of Harry’s situation (though of course not all), and it just seems like for a seven volume series that should not be the case because it ends up feeling like things are being dragged out rather than driven forward.

This didn’t feel like there was enough story to justify the length, among other things, there was too much of characters planning rather than doing, too many recaps of events the reader was privy to and didn’t need repeated, and way too many instances where something took several paragraphs if not pages when a sentence or two would have sufficed. I get that epic length matches the “event” type of build up there was for this final book in the series, but the pacing seriously suffered for it, two hundred or more pages could have been cut from this book and nothing actually necessary to the characters or the story would have been lost.

Or instead of cutting those pages, fill them with the likes of Neville who experienced probably the greatest character growth of the series yet we didn’t see nearly enough of it unfold, especially in this book, or Luna, who was in a heap of trouble here that the reader mostly missed out on seeing. I think I would have been a lot happier with the pacing and the length of this book if an editor had said, hey, nothing’s happening in this bit with Harry stewing in a tent so let’s take this opportunity to check in with the characters who are actually up to something interesting at this moment. I know Harry’s the star here, but all through this series I thought it functioned best when we saw more of the ensemble not less. ( )
  SJGirl | Apr 22, 2024 |
all i can say is i adore snape! one of the best books of the series (although this could be because it’s the least well known/ remembered for me) i’ll miss this series as i find it so easy to read but alas i can always re read again ( )
  highlandcow | Mar 13, 2024 |
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The shallowness of Rowling’s enterprise is revealed in the vapid little epilogue that seems inspired less by great fiction than B-list Hollywood scripts. Where the cataclysmic showdown in The Lord of the Rings leaves the Hobbits and Middle-earth irrevocably altered even in victory, the wizarding world merely returns to business as usual, restoring its most famous citizens to a life of middle-class comfort. At the end of this overly long saga, the reader leaves with the impression that what Harry was fighting for all along was his right–and now that of his children–to play Quidditch, cast cool spells and shop for the right wand. Or what George Bush would call “our way of life.”
 
All great writers are wizards. Considering the mass Harrysteria of the last few days, who would have been surprised if they had logged on to YouTube at 12.01 a.m. Saturday and seen J.K. Rowling pronounce a curse -- "Mutatio libri!" -- that would magically change the final pages of her book and foil the overeager reviewers and Web spoilsports who revealed its surprise ending?
 
Potter fans, relax—this review packs no spoilers. Instead, we’re taking advantage of our public platform to praise Rowling for the excellence of her plotting. We can’t think of anyone else who has sustained such an intricate, endlessly inventive plot over seven thick volumes and so constantly surprised us with twists, well-laid traps and Purloined Letter–style tricks. Hallows continues the tradition, both with sly feats of legerdemain and with several altogether new, unexpected elements. Perhaps some of the surprises in Hallows don’t have quite the punch as those of earlier books, but that may be because of the thoroughness and consistency with which Rowling has created her magical universe, and because we’ve so raptly absorbed its rules.
 
Everyone knows that the Harry Potter books have been getting darker. With an introductory epigraph from Aeschylus's The Libation Bearers ("Oh, the torment bred in the race/the grinding scream of death") there is no doubt that the seventh and last volume in the sequence will face us with darkness visible.
added by stephmo | editThe Guardian, John Mullan (Jul 21, 2007)
 
We all know what's going to happen in this book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, supposedly the final episode in the Harry Potter series. This is the long-awaited final showdown between Harry Potter and his arch-enemy, the Dark Lord, You-Know-Who, Voldemort.
 

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Oh the torment bred in the race,
the grinding scream of death,
and the stroke that hits the vein,
the hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief,
the curse no man can bear.
But there is a cure in the house,
and not outside it, no,
not from others but from them,
their bloody strife. We sing to you,
dark gods beneath the earth.
Now hear, you blissful powers underground —
answer the call, send help.
Bless the children, give them triumph now.

– Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in what is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present because immortal.

– William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude
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The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.
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Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.

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It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it's up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean. Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined. The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry's Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries. Above all, this intense, cathartic book serves as a clear statement of the message at the heart of the Harry Potter series: that choice matters much more than destiny, and that love will always triumph over death.
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