Still hoping to get to that 759-page Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on my desk. The most interesting brief review of the novel I’ve read that’s easily available online is Philip Hensher’s “No More School” in the July 28, 2007, issue of the British weekly The Spectator.
“I think there are 24 named characters who meet a specified violent death in this volume, and over 50 others, we are told, are killed anonymously,” Hensher writes. Still, he liked it better than the last couple of books in the series: “It has the great virtue of not being much concerned with that boring school.”
It’s fascinating that parents who closely monitor video-game ratings and don’t allow their children to watch NC-17 movies rushed out to buy this one for Conner and Schuyler.
To read the review, search for “Harry Potter” at www.spectator.co.uk.
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