Harry Potter Book 7

Though not as nuts over Harry Potter as a lot of people seem to be, I must admit that I’ve liked the books. I have listened to volumes 1-6 on audiobook, and I intend to do the same for volume 7, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

There’s a lot of speculation about how (or if) the series will end, particularly whether Harry himself will make it out alive, and now word is out that JK Rowling cried while writing the later chapters of the book. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the bespectacled young wizard in the movie adaptations, says he thinks Harry dies.

None of this, of course, is being bandied about to hype the book or the upcoming release of the latest Harry Potter film. Nor, for that matter, are any bloggers using it in hopes of scoring a hit or two on their Amazon affiliate links.


  1. Clearly, having a consentual, elected government choose to become part of larger polity is empire building at its worst. Maybe we should be more like the old USSR and just set up puppet governments with nominal autonomy, and keep the population in line with fear and terror. So if the logic of US intervention holds true as state bait, why is not all of Western Europe part of the United States now? Or Japan? Or the Philippines? Or South Korea? Or Cuba? Or … Somehow they all got away as independent nations. Man, we really suck at this empire building thing.

  2. I was going to say how much I enjoyed the Harry Potter series, and then I started wondering if I was in the right spot. The book I liked the best was the ‘Order of the Phoenix’. How many times have I been in the same position of telling people what they didn’t want to hear? Too many times to count. Only thing was, Harry didn’t have to wonder if he got his calculations right or see his promotion evaporate because they were.