Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Luckiest Reader of the Deathly Hallows:

My wife is, in a special way, the luckiest Harry Potter Reader in the world. She finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and thus joined the myriads of readers who know that -- as much as they've enjoyed the books -- and as much as they can reread them for pleasure -- they will never ever again read one single original word of fiction about Harry Potter and his world, ever again, by J. K. Rowling.

Later, my wife settled down for a good phone call with her daughter, who's a similar case. Somewhere in this discussion, our daughter had a grand insight, and exclaimed, "But you didn't read the epilogue!" They hung up to give my wife a chance to check the book out and, sure enough: she is the ONE among all those bereft H.P. fans to discover that: YES!! She had five more delicious page to read, it's not over! So she read the epilogue.

This post contains no spoilers, for the simple reason that I'm only up to page 450.

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