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The End of Harry Potter?

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The publication of the seventh and final Harry Potter novel is probably the most eagerly anticipated event in the history of publishing. Even the smallest hints given by J. K. Rowling as to what may happen to Harry and his friends have been major news stories.

In The End of Harry Potter?, David Langford - Potter fan and award-winning writer - delves into the many mysteries
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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You may think that with the end of the "Harry Potter" book series, reading a "guide" like this would prove pointless, but nonetheless, I found myself reminiscing quite a bit and enjoying the several theories and the then unanswered questions forwarded by avid fans before Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

With a title like "The End of Harry Potter? An Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries that Remain" I expected the book to, well, speculate on the mysteries that remained. Odd
Kat Helgeson
Jun 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that the series has ended, you'd think this book would be a waste of time. Not so! Like Hermione in a Muggle Studies class, I find it fascinating to watch someone try to understand what I already know. Langford does a great job of analysis and more often than not his guesses are eerily accurate.
ah li
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Langford is brilliant! i read this after i read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but how he manages to get most plots right is absolutely mental (i was like why did i not think of that?). Pretty brilliant and eerie piece of work; how did he guessed Regulus's name so correctly and thought of diadem as the tiara in the room of requirement?? Did he had a time-turner or did he knew legilimency?
Callie Rose Tyler
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was written between the 6th and 7th Harry Potter books and is meant to take a look at where the reader has been and speculate on what the 7th book will entail. Since the 7th book is out and has been for sometime this book might seem obsolete. However, this was not the case. There was a few pages here and there that I skipped through but overall the book was still enjoyable and thought provoking.

Langford is somewhat of an expert on the fantasy/science fiction genre and looks at works t
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any fan of the Harry Potter books
This is a great review of the first six books, in-depth and intriguing. For a Harry Potter lover like myself, this was a huge blessing. It's about the six books that were published when this came out first, and analyzes them beautifully. I know a lot about Harry Potter and the background behind it, the logic and the randomness, the etymology and the plot devices, but this taught me so much more. And, just to finish it off, it's funny! It's a very easy and entertaining read. I've read this so man ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This is fabulous. I'm a fan, a real fan, and I must say the analysis of this book was beautifully done. It is well worth a read, even after the end of the series, after all the fanfictions have been read and so on. The way in which he deconstructs the texts, then comes up with possible scenarios is inspired. Now, in hindsight, some of the suggestions are too good to reject as mere guesswork. I loved it also for the way in which it gives a proper look into writing theory. Any fan of the serious s ...more
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being an absolute Harry Potter nerd (And proud of it!) I became determined to read every Harry Potter related book in my local library, including this one. And honestly, most of it was hilarious, sometimes a dry humor but still, I laughed out loud a lot and that doesn't usually happen for me. It was also immensely intriguing, for some of the predictions the author had for the 7th book were right on, which was extremely impressive. The predictions, however, that were so amusingly off made me feel ...more
Rida Shams
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is unbelievably entertaining. It's surprising how accurate Langford's predictions are, and his miscalculations for the seventh book would still make a good Harry Potter ending, but not J.K. Rowling's ending, which was perfect.

My favorite part would have to be "The Land of Voldemordor" sequence. That was simply hilarious.
cool book.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting to read after having read the 7th book ages ago. And he is not too far off most of the time and sometimes weirdly on point XD
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British science-fiction author, editor and critic. He publishes the newsletter Ansible.
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