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Monday, July 30, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

harry potter deathly hallows

Well. All I’ve got to say is that I read it (dozing through the forest chapters — damn that’s a heavy book). I cried (a little — when it falls on you, it HURTS). And I marveled (5 out of my 10 theories were right-on). But the most mysterious thing about Book 7?

SNAPE!
Oh why. OH. W.H.Y. was he only on about 1% of the pages? The most interesting, most conflicted character (called “the Authentic Protagonist”) in recent popular fiction is buried (literally) in the back field at school while we’re subjected to the self-orbital musings of a spotty teenage boy sitting in a tent.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: harry potter deathly hallows

But of course, in the Internet Age, you are never alone! Here’s some interesting opinions on this phenomenom — feel free to leve me yours!

And here’s one for you Ladies, which is probably why we all had a soft spot for Him to begin with . . .

14 Responses to “Monday, July 30, 2007”

  1. Susan Long says:

    I saw Alan Rickman in London (I live in Houston but was in London on a business trip) in a Noel Coward play, Private Lives. This was maybe 3-4 years ago. He was so handsome and dashing! I fell in love. I had known him as a character actor but this was the first (and only time) I had seen him as a leading man. Well, my heart belong to Alan (don’t tell my husband). And he is perfect for Snape, makes him so intriguing… but I haven’t finished HP7 yet, so I’m closing my ears to any spoiler implications in your post…

  2. Jeni R says:

    Have you seen “Truely, Madly, Deeply”? I just adore him in that movie, he doesn’t get too much screen time, but what a guy. I was so glad Snape wasn’t the horrible Death Eater he lead us to believe he was, and agree that it would have been great if his character had more time in the last book.
    Jeni

  3. Toby Wollin says:

    I swear when I read that book, all I could think of was that some snotty editor at the publisher whispered in her ear, “Remember Jo-dear, the title of the series is, “Harry Potter and the…” not Harry Potter, Snape and the …” which is why we got what we did.

  4. Jocelyn says:

    Love, love, love Alan Rickman! He’s the perfect Snape. If Rowling was an American author, we could hope for a spin-off book (or TV series!), but I fear that is not the case :-(. Guess I’ll just have to watch Love Actually for the 10th time to get my fix.

  5. Beth S. says:

    Yes, I was very sorry to see so little of just about *everybody* we care about besides the Trio! When they, uh, well, I don’t want to inadvertently spoil anyone here… but when they tune in to a certain program on the radio at a certain point in the book, it was just so terribly exciting to hear those voices. :-)

    And don’t get me started on the cheese-a-riffic epilogue…

  6. beverly says:

    Alan Rickman is SO dreamy, especially when he’s Snape!

  7. Judith says:

    I had to knit 2 Snape dolls for a friend and my sister-in-law wants one now too.

    http://zbyszkoknits.livejournal.com/9255.html#cutid1 for a pic of one of the Snapes with Lupin.

  8. Tracey says:

    Haven’t read it yet, *sigh* I’m number 182 on the queue at the library. Read fast people!

  9. Helen says:

    Work that cape, Snape bay-bee! Bonnie, your review is bang! spot on.

    -Helen

  10. Ada says:

    Perhaps we can look for Snape in the spin-off series… Mrs. Rowling’s next $$$ maker!

  11. Bonne Marie says:

    The Trio: Right ON! There was So Little of everybody else we’ve been delighted with over the course of the series. (Except for Dumbledore — is he the new Tupac? Certainly turned out to be a thug, of sorts.)

    There were so many new characters, too. The book was actually quite disconnected from the previous six.

  12. How did you do that? You took the words right out of my head. I found myself “reading ahead” quite frequently, trying to figure out when I could get out of that damn forest. That and waiting for the unlikely hero to emerge, which took way too long and in a very unsatisfactory manner. Bah.

    I was less distressed by Dumbledore’s imperfection, Then many apparently. Congrats on your predictions!

  13. MaryM says:

    Oh, I love that man!

  14. Angela says:

    Dude, I know. I was totally counting on getting a big Alan Rickman fix in movie 7 and *phhhht* much of it a young Snape. So. Ripped. Off. (From the comments I see I am not alone…)

 
 
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