Saturday, July 21, 2007

Done!

Enjoyable, but not one of the top 3 in the series.

5 comments:

Mummy/Crit said...

Not one of the top 3? Really? I thought it was great. I found it immensely satisfying. It had almost all the aspects I was hoping for and not many of the ones I wasn't. And I got mine from Borders so it came with a beanie baby owl. D will be very pleased. I haven't let him read any of them yet, or see the movies...

Jody said...

When I look too closely at it, I get upset because it doesn't do everything I wanted to. But when I'm not looking too closely at the pieces, I have to admit that I enjoyed reading it immensely. So it sort of depends on my POV.

I know I liked 1 and 3 best, and 6 least, but after that, I have a very hard time ranking them. I should force myself to consider the question, but really, I don't know how I'd go about making that call.

I do NOT think 7 would be top-3 for me, but I'm not sure...

Quinn said...

Like Jody said, I enjoyed it tremendously, but stepping back, I have issues with some of the decisions made.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

What are your top 3? Azkaban, Goblet and Order? (I'm just guessing of course, having read none of them. Although I did, at the request of a begging AB, read out loud chapter 1 of book 1 this weekend.)

Jim said...

I enjoyed it. Given all the things the book needed to achieve to give fans the answers, scenes and confrontations they wanted, I thought it did a good job.

That said, I didn't think it was one of the best either. Book 6 was the only one I thought bordered on actually being bad. Book 7 I thought worked, I just felt it was longer than it needed to be, and one could hear the plot machinery creaking at times to get to the desired scenes.

All in all, though, I was happy with it. I thought it did what it needed to do, and it was a fun read. And when I think, for example, how horribly awry Joss went in the last seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I have to say it was actually an amazing accomplishment to pull it together so well.