Monday, July 23, 2007

And they lived happily ever after....


"PotterMania" seems the flavour of the season doesn't it?? Every possible place...conversations...print media..electronic media...with not an inch to spare!!
Well I have been an avid fan of the Harry Potter series form the very first book and though the frenzy had worn down considerably the fascination has certainly not.
The magical world which Rowling introduced to us 10 years ago is still seems as fantastic and intriguing to me. The characters, now so familiar who seem to have grown gradually with us over the time are endearingly familiar. And each one of us who reads these books relates at some level and to some extent with the emotions she has infused in them.
J.K.Rowling, by style is descriptive and know how to build the suspense in the plot. All her previous books have made for a good read(admittedly in varying degrees), but this book surpasses them all. I say this because all the answers she had kept tantalizingly secret have finally been revealed all the loose ends tied, and she had left so many such questions unanswered that every second page was like a revelation! It kept me gripped and flipping pages for an uninterrupted 9 and a half hours till I had devoured each one of the 607 pages!!
But for a change I shall not talk about the plot of the book or of the excellent characterization..but of what endeared it to me...
simply put...it was..
The fantastic reality of it all!!
Now i know..fictional world...but when i say reality I mean of the things she actually speaks about..the essence...
Of friendship...Of love..Of courage...Of sacrifice...Of self-righteousness...Of all the usual idealistic jargon and blah...
But with such a human touch...
Because its also..
Of weakness...Of treachery...Of jealousy...Of despair..Of making difficult choices...Of all the things real life is made of and we like not to talk of it...
In absurd ways each one can find instances they can relate with and personal demons can be faced and resolved..

Yes..obviously the last duel is dramatic and exciting and Voldemort according to me dies in an anti-climax...but Rowling stuck to the formula of " All's well that ends well"...for how could she kill Harry...after all she put him through...
The end of the book...for those who are yet unaware...the "Ninteen Years Later" lends it all a very "Ekta Kapoorish" touch..
But finally the end of a saga...
And they lived happily ever after....

6 comments:

nisha punjabi said...

u made me feel ive missed on a lot of things by not reading potter books!! ive just seen the movies...maybe i'll grab one soon!
btw, i came to ur blog for a mean motive!i need to learn one more thing..if u could pls tell me how to make the centre thing scroll..so that the backgrnd pic is not repeated? :)

vitruvian said...

@nisha:
hey...i checked out ur blog...and with the particular template u have chose..the picture repeating problem should not occur...neway..i give u a tip..
when on my page...view the source code...and then check it out...
thats how i learnt it actually..

nisha punjabi said...

hey sneha..strange to chit chat here..but ive come to thank uuu soo much :)
i learnt from u n then did things here and thr...n thr u have my new look!

dharmabum said...

never read any of the books. never watched the movies either. i wonder why.

Ankit said...

Harry potter books r truely one of the best of our generation.. but i found LOTR to be better as far as pure fiction goes... but HP rocks! 7th book didnt work for me.. dont know whY!

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