Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The world of Harry Potter

I write about Harry Potter today coz apparently yesterday was the day when the last book was released (or so said the paper)... so one guy is going to read the biography of JK Rowling (didnt know there is one).. or maybe he said other books.. whatever.... another one person is going to read the entire series to commemorate this day... bookshops plan to hold some event around it!!!! So i decided i would write about it.. my blog is not complete as it does not have a big important part of my life.... HARRY POTTER...

Well, last year.. me and my friend.. planned and planned.. and talked about this for at least a month before release. I think it was also heightened by the fact that the movie "order of the phoenix" also released around the same time!!!!! There were 3 of us.. 2 of used to discuss harry potter all the time.. the 3rd frd was not so cued on.. she wld try to change the topic.. but within seconds we would start talking bout it again.. (well she has incidentallly got married to guy who loves harry potter.. lol) .. So we bought all the previous books 2 days before.. which we didnt possess... and on the D day met up at 7 (!!!!!!!) in the morning.. me , the morning person!!!!!!!! Can you imagine??????? While we wanted to lay our hands on it rightaway.. we were savouring the moment.. had a cup of tea ... then went to Crossword.. picked the book.... sat at a coffee shop and contemplated about all the Harry Potter books, the possible endings (we were not the kind of people who would read the end first!!).... we were so glad to get the book that there was no inclination to run home and start reading immediately.... there was no hurry.... just wanted to savour every moment.. since it was the last in the series!!!! But i did open the first chapter to see the title... "the dark lord rising".. i think it was... and i was so excited just reading that...

I didnt read the book for 3 days.... i started reading later... all the ppl who knew i was crazy about it.. tried to tell me the ending... news stories, papers.. all tried.. there was a complete frenzy to know what happens in the end... ppl downloading from the net and all... but i wouldnt read / watch anything related to it.. of course, reading this book was marvelous, very heady.... perfect ending to a perfect series ... some endings we had discussed...
1) Harry Potter becomes a villain himself
2) All this time it was Neville Longbottom whose fate was entwined with Voldermort..
Cant remember anymore.. am sure there were more theories discussed!!!
.. though i was not so glad to read the epilogue.. when they grow up etc... coz then the hope of another book comes crashing down....

I read teh series twice.. started all over again after i finished the last book (many ppl i know started reading a month or so before the release so that they could finish the entire series before starting on the last book)..
I know ppl as crazy as me.... i remember when the "half blood prince" was released.. my frd called me up from Malaysia telling me that she didnt have the book.. somebody was shipping it to her.. she asked me .. who dies in the book (before the release huge amount of speculation on who dies)... when i told her it was dumbledore.. she actually started shouting.. oh god.. why him!!!!! Why, Why Why?????? And then we became very senti... such was mania.. not mania, but the involvement....

There have been times (do it all the time), when i think - why is it that i like it so much??? What draws me to it.. you are able to identify so well with each character... i mean if i look at where i studied or at work place or whatever..there are ppl who fall into the character as defined in the book.. there is each one of us in there!!!! (Maybe Voldermort.. could be the system (at work), clients (ha!!!).. etc)... Its so real.... yet so magical... i get transported to that world everytime i read the book.. can visualise each and everything... I can just keep reading these books forever!!! Everyone must read it.. whosoever's not reading is completely missing on something that is very special, very beautiful....

Yeah.. you guessed it right.. Am a big Harry Potter fan.. completely cracked up(lol)... 2 questions? Will she write again about potter? Maybe she could continue the story with the kid... I am missing the wait for the next book.. movie now i guess.. sigh!!!
2nd question... if all the characters were based in India.. who would be what (could be actors or whoever)... Food for thought, eh??

4 comments:

Scarlett said...

I remember I was travelling to Goa the very day we picked up our books (at 7am!...lol!!!) & I didn't want to start reading until I came back from Goa becoz I wanted to read it uninterrupted. Though I liked the end of the book (not the epilogue), I think a classier ending would've been Harry becoming the next villain...and the series continuing obviously ;) Coz they had this whole theory about "one has to die for the other to live". That would've been smashing!! But I guess she didn't do it coz the kids would've been sad had Harry turned bad. And the whole Good vs. Evil theory.

PS: Didn't know SHE married a guy who loves Harry Potter! Does he??

Moonshine said...

Actually the first three books...philosopher's stone, chamber of secrets and prisoner of azkaban were meant more for kids... starting from goblet of fire.. suddenly teh tempo changed.. it became more dark.... look at order of phoenix, half blood prince, deathly hallows.....

He likes harry potter!!!! :-)

Vidya said...

Ah..Harry Potter...my secret obsession..I so couldnt wait until the book was released that I found an online version where some enterprising fellow had taken pictures (jpg files) of every page in the book.
I downloaded those and read it all in a day.By the time I finished, my vision wasvirreparably destroyed.
Then I lined up at midnight a couple of days later to get the book anyways..coz I wanted to make sure it was the same story!

Moonshine said...

I am waiting for the next movie... apparently releasing in Nov.