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ePub The End of Harry Potter? download
Author:
David Langford
ISBN13:
978-0765319340
ISBN:
0765319349
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Publisher:
Tor Books; 1 edition (March 20, 2007)
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History & Criticism
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1952 kb
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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?

Award-winning writer and Potter fan David Langford delves into the six Harry Potter books to explore .

Award-winning writer and Potter fan David Langford delves into the six Harry Potter books to explore . Rowling's universe and characters, and shows in detail how cleverly . Rowling has woven her world. This is the book for you if you are one of the gazillions of readers who find themselves wondering about horcruxes and Deatheaters and Dark Lords.

An unauthorised guide to all the mysteries that remained unanswered at the end of the penultimate Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince One of my devoted blog readers must b.

Only the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will lay these questions to rest, but in the meantime, fans of the series will find David Langford's book entertaining and thought-provoking, and a perfect way to refresh their memory of the first six books in readiness for th. .

Only the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will lay these questions to rest, but in the meantime, fans of the series will find David Langford's book entertaining and thought-provoking, and a perfect way to refresh their memory of the first six books in readiness for the last. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

David Langford was born and grew up in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales before studying for a degree in Physics at.

David Langford was born and grew up in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales before studying for a degree in Physics at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he first became involved in science fiction fandom. Langford is married to Hazel and is the brother of the musician and artist Jon Langford. Excluding collections, Langford's most recent professionally published book is The End of Harry Potter? (2006), an unauthorised companion to the famous series by . The work was published after the publication of the sixth volume in the Harry Potter series, but before publication of the seventh and final volume.

Only the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will lay these questions to rest, but in the meantime, fans of the series will find David Langford's book entertaining and thought-provoking, and a perfect way t. Connect with the author. Onetime nuclear physicist David Langford has been writing about science fiction and fantasy for several decades. He has won the science fiction world's Hugo Award 27 times.

The publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final Harry Potter novel, is probably the most eagerly anticipated event in the history of publishing. In this book, the author delves into the many mysteries that remain unsolved. Is Albus Dumbledore really dead?

The publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final Harry Potter novel, is probably the most eagerly anticipated event in the history of publishing. Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? Whose side is Severus Snape really on? What are the remaining horcruxes, where He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul? Does Harry bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar, and is this why he understands Parseltongue? "An unauthorized guide to the mysteries that remain"-Cover. Even the smallest hints from author J. K. Rowling about 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 which remain unsolved.

The publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final Harry Potter novel, is probably the most eagerly anticipated event in the history of publishing. Even the smallest hints from author J. K. Rowling about 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 which remain unsolved. Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? Whose side is Severus Snape really on? What are the remaining horcruxes, where He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul? Does Harry bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar, and is this why he understands Parseltongue?

J. K. Rowling is the only person who knows the answers to these questions. But in this highly entertaining book, Langford uses his deep knowledge of the six published Harry Potter novels to explore these and other mysteries, and to present a selection of possible outcomes.

Only the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will lay these questions to rest, but in the meantime, fans of the series will find David Langford's book entertaining and thought-provoking, and a perfect way to refresh their memory of the first six books in readiness for the last.

  • I got this book because I am so bored waiting for the last book to come. I had hoped for some new idea, but basically it is the same ole same old. There are several questions listed on the back, which by page 100 the author still hadn't gotten to. It was written before the name of the 7th book was announced, and you can already see that he is wrong about his guesses. Which is basically what this book is ... a lot of suggestions of what will be "cool" to see in book 7. I hope JK didn't read it. LOL.

  • I enjoyed the book as a refresher and discussion during the run up to the release of book 7. Now that I've read book 7, this will be very dated, unless you want to see what some speculations were for the end of the series.

  • This will appeal to all the many who never wanted Harry to end. The author gives us a little more life.

  • I loved this book. I highly recommonds it to all Potter fans. I couldn't put this book down. A great read!!!

  • Have read all the books...seen all the movies available,played all the games. (this is a bit late,and a bit redundant.owell.noone should tell us what to think about a movie)

  • My goodness, this is certainly embarrassing! I'm the first one to review this book, and I'm a spry young lad of 40. Isn't this supposed to be for fanboys and fangirls? (Whatever those are...)

    It should be obvious that I'm getting my geek on. With Book 7 coming out in less than three months, and having reread all the books, I found myself craving something "Potter". I don't care much for discussion forums because an awful lot of ridiculous theories get mixed in with intelligent discussion, so I thought this would be fun.

    It was.

    The author, David Langford, is a 27-time Hugo Award winner. Those are impressive credentials. He's a very bright, funny guy, and knows the Potterverse well enough to be a more than able guide. Some theories I'd seen, others I'd thought of, but he did manage, more than once, to slip something in that took me by surprise. For example, when discussing Dumbledore's trust of Snape, he opined that perhaps Dumbledore does NOT trust Snape in the way we think he does. He discusses Rowling's ability to fool us in depth, like a magician waving a rabbit in front of our faces but convincing us that we can't see it. She's a master at that. What other kind of trust might Dumbledore have? He might trust that Severus Snape will do exactly as he expects him to, play the part Dumbledore wants for him, and go back to Voldemort's side. So, when he says that he trusts Severus completely, he's saying that he trusts him to be untrustworthy.

    I'm not sure that I believe that, but it was a new thought, a very valid one, and made me sit up and pay more attention.

    If you're tired of discussion forums, this is a terrific place to turn.

  • While I was in high school, I used Cliff Notes and Monarch Notes as a substitute for reading unsavory literature (i.e. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in particular). I never understood the purpose of these literary products until I enrolled in college literature classes. The coerced reader can understand symbols and see aspects of literature that would be missed. In fact, Cliff and Monarch Notes enable the coerced reader to be transformed into an engaged reader. THE END OF HARRY POTTER? accomplishes the identical tasks as Cliff and Monarch Notes. One BIG difference; no one is coerced to read Harry Potter. After reading Langford's work, I see important aspects of the series that I missed or didn't get. After I read DEATHLY HOLLOWS, I probably will reread the series. Langford will be responsible for that.

    One aspect of THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX I missed was the linkage of Rowling's life and the symbolism of Umbridge's actions. As a single parent living in poverty, Rowling was confronted with well-meaning but overly bureaucratic social workers. Umbridge's character emerged from Rowling's experience with social workers. An extremely important and eye-opening article that Langford cites is Benjamin Barton's article entitled 'Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy' in THE MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW volume 104, May 2006. I teach a course in community organization and will require my students read Barton's work. The contents will help social work students understand the impact of their actions on clients' capacity to succeed.

    I can make two points that will help a person decide whether to read THE END OF HARRY POTTER?. First, if you read this review after the publication of THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS, you're too late. The central theme within Langford's book is connections within the first six novels that lead to the last. Thus, THE END OF HARRY POTTER? will not be enjoyable if THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS is read first. Second, the Rowling's purpose is reminiscent of Roddenberry's. The original STAR TREK was intended to be a morality play made palpable to the general public. The Harry Potter series achieves the identical objective. The easier route in life is succumbing to evil. Harry (or Rowling) shows that the long term consequences of taking the moral path is a self actualizing experience that is more satisfying than any short term pleasure.

    Langford is a master of the written word and THE END OF HARRY POTTER? is worthy to read.

  • There was nothing in this that you couldn't find in a well made Harry Potter fansite. Moreover, there were some nitpicky details wrong. (It's not a huge deal, but Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs never referred to themselves as "the Marauders," which this book does. The name of the map is singular. It is a map for a marauder, for example. Plus, there was some incorrect information about Tolkien/Lord of the Rings canon and some oversimplifications of His Dark Materials.)
    So why am I complaining, if such small mistakes were made? I paid money for this, and those are just the inconsistencies I found on my first read through. The title lead me to believe that there would be more in depth review of popular theories about the end of the series. Instead, it was a primer. As I've previously stated, there was nothing that isn't easily available on any well made fansite.
    I'd recommend reading it, but not buying it.