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August 8th, 2007
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So, I finally read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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From:mofic
Date:August 8th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I thought Neville was wonderful, too. And so was his grandmother!

I did love Mrs. Weasley coming into the fray, though. There are all these Arthur/Molly and Ron/Hermione parallels and I wanted to see her distinguishing herself in battle, as Hermione has.

I also really loved how Harry called Voldemort "Riddle" at the end, saying to him so clearly that he couldn't remake himself into someone else.

From:bfmomma
Date:August 8th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)

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I agree with them all (I think :))

One thing, though... I thought that, after the third book, there wasn't a difference in the English and American versions (other than the covers)? There still is?

I also liked the Dumbledore weakness stuff, but felt it was a bit forced... I don't know... I still think she did an amazing job of tying so much together!
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From:mofic
Date:August 8th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Excellent observations/comments

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There were fewer differences between versions for a while there, but there were definitely still differences.

With the sixth book, on second reading Zara and I read them together. I read the UK version aloud and she read the US version silently and stopped me whenever there was a difference. A lot of them had nothing to do with cultural or linguistic differences - they seemed to be editing difference. And there were whole paragraphs different in the section on Dumbledore's death.

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