Monday, 23 July 2007

HP and the Deathly Hollows!

My partner and I purchased Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at midnight on friday night and finished yesterday afternoon. I am not giving anything away! I thought it was the best of the seven and J.K. has done an incredible job with the story and the characters. There are more twist and turns than I have read in a novel in a while and the emotional range was staggering. Bravo! Well worth it. I only hope somewhere in J.K.'s notes there is a some materials for an Harry Potter Silmarilion!! Be interesting to debate the points - love to get into the horacrux and Tolkien's ring - once we are all prepared to discuss.

On the Tolkien language front - I think I am going to take a bit of a u-turn and start doing some prose translation - perhaps of Tolkien's Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age....of course with the way things are going in the UK it might be better to get do the The Downfall of Numenor (I feel the flood waves a comin!).

1 comment:

Jason Fisher said...

Comparing the horcruxes to Tolkien’s One Ring is interesting. The same idea occurred to me. But also, I think you can compare the Deathly Hallows to the One Ring, too. And maybe to the idea of the Rings of Power, in general. Three Hallows < ? > “Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky”; seven Horcruxes < ? > “Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone” ...? I’m not suggesting this is a definite, deliberate borrowing from Tolkien by Rowling, but there may be a basis for comparison.

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