Harry Potter book review

A book reviewer for the New York Times was able to buy a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at a store in New York City on Wednesday, and she has posted a review of the book.

Michiko Kakutani’s book review doesn’t give away many secrets, but she does say that the book ends with “good old-fashioned closure.”

Click here to read the book review.


  1. I think that Michiko should have waited until the book came out officially to actually read it and write a review on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. That’s totally unfair! How come that person gets a copy of the book before anyone else? Anyone got any good theories on whom is killed and what happens in the final battle between Harry and Voldemort?

  3. Rats. I wished I hadn’t read this one cuz now I know for sure that Harry doesn’t die (what else would “good old-fashioned closure” mean?) My dad was talking about that and he said that J. K. Rowling was really mad because of it. I think that one person got that copie because she worked for a newspaper but she wasn’t supposed to write a review. As for theories, here’s what I think: Sirius comes back to life (in the fifth book he just dissapeared behind a strange veil. I don’t think he really died). Concerning Dumbledore, I think he really is dead but he planned it out and new that he would have to die. He’s to smart to be outsmarted. In the end, Harry will kill Voldemort BUT there will be some completely unexpected twist as to how it happens. HOWEVER there is one other possibilitie: Everyone dies and they’re all happy in the next life. This seems highly unlikely though and I don’t think it’ll happen. Anyone else have a theorie?

  4. I’ve only heard one decent theory. It may or may not be true, so I’d advise you not to read it and be patient until tonight. However, if you absolutely can’t wait. . . READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    My theory is that Harry will destroy all but one of the remaining horcruxes. The final one is Harry himself. Recall that a horcrux can only be made by a supreme act of evil. This act is killing Harry’s parents. Recall also that the act of creating a horcrux splits the soul. That’s why Voldemort emerged so weak afterward. Voldemort never tried to kill Harry. He only made Harry a horcrux. This leads me to believe that the final battle doesn’t take place in a physical location but inside Harry’s mind.

    As for who gets killed. . . I have no idea, but I think Ginny will die.

  5. Dear Exterminator,

    I doubt that Sirius will come back to life because in the fifth book he is hit on the chest by a jet of green light by Bellatrix Lestrage THEN he falls back into the veil. And if the flash of green light was Avada Kedavra (obviously it was) then there would be no way to come back. As for Dumbledore I also doubt that he really sat back and let Snape kill him because Dumblebore WOULD NOT abandon Harry if he had choice. But if you remember at the graveyard in book 4 Harry sees his parents by some form of magic that I can not name at the moment. But if Dumbledore could be seen by Harry one more time he could offer one last piece of advice. I also doubt that Professor McGonagall is clueless as she presented her self to be in the end of Book 6. My last theory that I hope will happen more than I think will happen is that Harry uses love as some kind of magic form to defeat He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Of course my theories are just as good as yours Exterminator and no offense but yours are not that good.

  6. I have the prevailing hope that Voldemort won’t win. Harry might die, but Voldemort won’t win. I think JK might make Harry die simply because she doesn’t want sequels written by other people than her. If he does die, it will be in some supreme act of heroism and self-sacrifice. I don’t know.

  7. ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I still don’t have the book!!!!!!!!!! :[]

  8. Chris cole,

    First you state that Sirius won’t come back to life because he was hit by avada kedavra. I realize this is probably the case but all I was trying to say is that it may be possible for him to come back because we don’t know what that veil does. That’s why it was in the department of mysteries.

    Second you agree with me that Dumbledore really is dead, but he is planning on coming back to give harry one last piece of advice. Remember though that this was only possible in the fourth book because two brothers battled against each other (remember we learn in the first book that Harry’s and Voldemort’s wands share a pheonix wing from the same bird, thus making the wands brothers). I don’t think Voldemort would really want this to happen again so Dumbledore coming back seems unlikely. Rather I think he set it up so it would be taken care of without him.

    I agree with your third and fourth theories.

    Lastly you state, “Of course my theories are just as good as yours Exterminator and no offense but yours are not that good.” First I’d like to point out that you just said your theories aren’t very good. Lastly I’d like to ask why exactly my theories aren’t that good. I looked over what I said earlier and nothing seems too preposterous. Remember they’re just theories.

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