(This is the last spoiler free post).
So, as mentioned in the previous post, I finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but haven't yet said much about it yet. Here goes....
I have to say that I don't know where to start. There was just so much in the book... and there's so much to talk about. The only way I can think of to do this is to go chapter by chapter (lumping several chapters into each post so that it isn't too tedious to read.) I'll put the chapter numbers in the headline of each post- so you'll know what is safe to read if you haven't finished the book.
As a whole, I thought the book was extraordinary. The plot just wasn't guessable and I loved that. I experienced the whole range of emotions while reading... sadness, joy, shock, surprise. Mostly I was amazed at how many clues and double and triple meanings had been buried in the other books and what a complex tapestry the whole thing is. Congratulations to Jo Rowling for writing such a fantastic story and for keeping a secret for seventeen years. It was worth the wait.
Be warned.... from here on, the posts contain spoilers.