J.K. Rowling gave an interview on the UK tele there saying that two characters will die in the last Harry Potter book. Two that she didn’t intend to kill off – one character got a reprieve. It’s been speculated that Harry Potter himself would be one of the victims but Ms. Rowling is neither confirming nor denying those rumors for fear of hate mail.
Part of it is the mentality that if she kills off Harry, then no one can come behind her and write more books in the series. The series dies with her. I have to applaud an author who sticks to her guns regardless of how popular it is rather than sell out to the masses and try to make everybody happy (Hello Janet Evanovich). Ms. Rowlings has said in the past that fans may not like the direction the story may go but that she’s sticking to her guns.
Is that vindictive of Ms. Rowling to do this? Kill off an character just to make sure it ends. Can you blame her? And Yes, I have enjoyed the series thus far and the movies as well. I know there is a whole organization dedicated to the destruction of Harry and his friends. Websites with www.harrypleasedie.com. I love this series and it is not juvenile. So, Rowling threatening to kill off Harry only makes things interesting.
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