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No spoilers here.

I finished reading Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows at 4:35 AM on Sunday monring, so it took 27.5 hours from the point I got out the door of Barnes & Noble. I'm not a particularly fast reader, nor excessively slow, but there was some sleep time, two trips out to run necessary errands, plus some time was split between reading and watching the British Open or a Yankee game.

It was, IMHO, a very strong ending for the series. There was one scene that I did not like at all when I read it, and which I don't think was resolved satisfactorily by the end, but otherwise I think it contains everything that fans wanted and needed for the series conclusion. The pace of action was excellent -- the best in the series, IMHO, but the pace of the unraveling some of the open questions from the previous books could have been improved. One character, in particular, could have been worked into the narrative more often to help with that.

Just one further thing to say for now: I was pleased that my guess about Aunt Petunia proved to be correct. And no, it had nothing to do with her suddenly materializing in a little bowl near a very surprised whale, at a height of several miles above earth, and saying "On no, not again".

After a few more days of letting other folks have a chance to read for themselves, I'll consider explaining my opinions in more detail.

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1. Andy Broyles07/22/2007 10:29:59 PM

Glad to know that I am not the only one to finish the book early Sunday morning...I read faster, but got a later start

2. Roy Rumaner08/11/2007 10:22:40 PM

Got mine about 1:30am and finished it on Sunday morning about 2am. Couldn't sleep at all after that so I took a 2 mile walk to clear my head. I think my brain was thinking I lost a friend or two and wanted to readjust to the real world.

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