OK... so I haven't updated in I don't know how long... But that's because I've been quite busy reading a copy of the newest Harry Potter books "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (I can't give you the copy here obviously, so if you want it find it yourself; it's easy enough with Google)
I was quite surprised and excited at the same time when I received this PDF document from a friend of mine and started going through the book right away. I was very skeptical with the book and wanted to see if it is really the original that's soon going to be released soon so I quickly started to read the first chapter.
Well a week (reading only after work) and 659 pages later I'm rather convinced that this is definitely not JKR's original work, although it was extremely entertaining and it did carry through many of the elements that makes Harry Potter a widely popular book. At first, if you don't care much about the plot of the previous books, or you forgot almost all of the plot elements (like me) you'll find it perfectly enjoyable. You'll only find one major flaw with this copy of Harry Potter... the constant make-out sessions between Harry and Ginny ("snogging session" in the case of this book.) I can't believe how much "snogging" there was inside the book, every chapter will have one. There are also many references (trust me... there are MANY) to sex and other things which I found very inappropriate. Now I know JK is trying to make the book grow with the readers and all that but I still don't think that she would have focused on the horny aspect of Harry in her book when he should be out there kicking Voldemort's ass.
This doesn't even include the "very obvious" mention of Harry and Ginny's having sex at the end of the book. Now I know it's no big deal since they are "of age" and all... but still 17 and 16 is kinda out of JKR's character to be writing about.
After I read the book I started thinking and saw quite a bit of missing plot elements and holes that were left out that pointed towards the inauthenticity of this copy. For example:
- People die way too easily here...
- Wormtail died without repaying Harry's Life Debt
- Greyback got pecked to death by an apparently Super Veela bird (WTF at this one)
- Remus and Tonks... well... they basically killed themselves (although it was still sad as hell)
Now I'm just waiting for the real thing... and if it turns out that this was actually real... well... there was sex... it should be rated R or smth.