Monday, July 30, 2007

Harry Potter Rocks!

OK, I admit it, I've read all the Harry Potter books including the last one, and what a nail-biter it was! Don't worry, I won't spoil it for you.

I'd be the first to admit that compared to "Lord of the Rings" it is a minor league effort, but J.K. Rowling has done a good job with her characters and the action, especially in the last book, is non-stop.

I've learned over the years that life is not simple. There are few decisions that are cut and dried, few (or no) friends that never make a mistake about you, and there are many situations that have significant ambiguities. Harry Potter's life is no different - he has doubts, he takes chances, and he deals with joy and tragedy. The good thing about Harry is that his instincts are pure and he is never mean-spirited. All these examples are great for kids and adults alike.

So, if you've been avoiding Harry but have some spare days to kill during the summer doldrums, pick up the first book and get started! They're quick reads, and I promise you won't be disappointed by the time you turn the last page of the seventh book.

1 comment:

Ron Davison said...

I'm reading the 7th book now. I quite enjoy them. The one plot twist that I should have seen coming? When Harry unmasked Voldemart, Mission Impossible style, and revealed a sneering Dick Cheney.