Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

I finished it in one day!!

Thanks to Jue for lending it to me.

No thanks to my brother for being a snort and taking forever to read his copy.

I'm going to do like Krissy and not reveal any spoilers in my post but I welcome all debates/questions/reviews about the book in my comments section.


I don't believe I have to wait another 2 (maybe three?!!) more years to read the next book. It better be worth it! My heart can't take all the suspense.

Can't wait for the 4th movie to come out though. The trailer looks spectacular.


Krissy said...

*running amok with the spoilers*

Dumbledore dies! Snape kills him! Hogwarts is going to be closed! Harry and Ginny snog! Bill is marrying Fleur! Ron gets his end away!

I just started reading this again, because I think I read it too fast the first time. After one chapter I found myself zipping again. It's a very comfortable read. I like it.

Along said...

Hahaha, Krissy, you're too much!!

Do you think Snape is really evil? I've been reading theories that Snape killed Dumbledore under Dumbledore's own orders. The pleading that Dumbledore did, was for Snape to kill him, not spare him.

I need to reread the book too. And go much slower than I did before.

Krissy said...

I don't think Snape is evil. I think he's an ass, but he doesn't have to be evil to be an ass. Plenty of the good guys are jerks.

I think that Dumbledore knew that Snape would have to kill him and that the scene on the turret went exactly how he was hoping it would. Why else would he have frozen Harry under his cloak? He didn't want Harry to stop what would happen.

I think that Umbridge showed a hell of a lot of nerve being at the funeral. And I wished Firenze would stamp on her frog head.

Ghostbird said...

Snape is evil!!!! DD said that when he makes a mistake, it's correspondingly huge (in reference to his intelligence).

Harry will have to die. Perhaps his scar is a Horcrux????

Who is RAB anyway???? Uuuuuuuuurrrrrggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I can't wait for Book 7.

Krissy said...

I've heard the theory that Harry is a horcrux, but that doesn't make any sense. Voldemort wouldn't be trying to kill him, duh.

RAB, everyone is pretty sure, is Regulus Black, Sirus' brother. He's supposed to be dead, but fairly obviously, he's survived. But who's team is he on?

Very exciting.


If Harry's scar is a horcrux, he would have died when Voldemort tried to kill him when he was a baby (remember what Dumbledore told Harry, in order to have horcruxes, Voldemort has to go on killing).

I am sooo mad at Dumbledore for trusting Snape wholeheartedly. Uptill till his dying minutes, he still trusts Snape.

Did you notice that when Draco tried to kill Dumbledore, they had a long conversation resulting in the how, whos and whats. But when Snape came in and killed Dumbledore, it was all done in a matter of seconds. Then whooshh... AVADA KEDAVRA.

Believe it or not, I cried when Dumbledore got hit with the unforgivable curse. Damnit!! Who's gonna look after Harry after this? Lucky he has Hermione and Ron. These two should stop bickering and make up instead. Sheeshhh...

Well, at least we have a wedding to look forward to in the next book (what an excruciating wait!!) and some love trysts, hehehhe... What with Harry & Ginny (reminds me of Mary Jane and Peter in Spiderman 2 where Peter had to end the relationship because he fears for MJ's safety), Ron & Hermione, Remus & Nymphadora (hahahha... this is an unexpected one) and maybe, just maybe Neville & Luna perhaps???

Along said...

When JK mentioned that there would be a significant death in the 6th book, I was thinking more like someone from the Wesley family. I never thot it would be some one BIG like Dumbledore.

Sigh, Noresh, I too felt like crying when Dumbledore died. I must have reread that last chapter 3 times before I was finally convinced that he was truly gone.

Book 7 sure does have a lot of questions to answer. Is Snape really evil? What will happen to Hogsworth now? Will it stay open? How will Harry find the remaining Horcruxes? Will Harry find true love with...ginny? Will Ron and Hermoine hook up? Will Percy stop being such a gnit and admit he was wrong? Will Hagrid find yet another mystical pet to take care of? Who will die in the end...Harry or Voldermort?

R.A.B = Regulus Black. So far that's the only theory that makes sense.

mary bishop said...

I read the very first Potter book and liked it, but I never flipped like most people, so I haven't read any of the others.

Still, I enjoy knowing about the book..who knows, maybe someday I'll get number two and fall in love...

lieawulf said...

err...perhaps, only with the death of Dumbledore will Harry realise his true abilities, no?

and i agree, snape is an ass! whether he's evil or not, we shall find out in the seventh book...or shall I say in perhaps two-three years to come?

aiyo...really cannot tahan myself lah, now have to read from book 1 to book 5 again!

Anonymous said...

am done!! want da book now? hee..