Fond Memories with my Harry Potter (carpet) BookPosted: July 21, 2007
Amazon delivered my book today morning at about 11 am. Great service! I’m impressed. The packing read “Attention Muggles: Do not open or deliver before 7/21″. Obviously, Amazon was very careful and didn’t want any lawsuits.
I promised you guys that I’ll put up pictures of my carpet book. So, here they are:
A prettier version of the leaked carpet book
Makes for a nice show piece
Anyway, I started re-reading it again, not because I like it so much, but because I spent $17.99 on it. I went over to the Leaky Lounge to see what the other die hard Potter fans have to say. I think this book has got the lowest fan points out of 10. Most of them gave it a 7. Lots of plot holes were being discussed too. Turns out that the cover art of the US version depicts a scene from the Great Hall, after Harry shouts “Expelliarmus” and LV shouts “Avada Kedavra!”, the Elder Wand goes flying in the air, the spell rebounds, LV stares at it in horror and Harry raises his arm to catch it. The Colosseum like thing in the background is the Great Hall after all the destruction caused by the flying curses and you can also see small shadows of people in the background.
I am much calmer today than I was yesterday (I could only hurl abuses yesterday). If I continue softening at this rate, I might even end up reading the entire series sometime in the future. Heh.
Significance of Lily’s eyes- Harry’s eyes resembles his mom’s and reminds Snape of Lily and his promise to Dumbledore to take care of the boy. That’s the only thing that prevents Snape from abusing the boy a little less. As it is, Harry looks like a clone of his father. So, when Snape sees him from head to toe, he can only see James in him, but when he looks into his eyes, he can only see Lily. Now I understand why he told Potter “Look…at..me”. He wanted to die looking into Lily’s eyes. Ahh..so romantic. Anyway, I have always loved Snape and wasn’t disappointed.
I have ranted so much about this book in the comments section and in the previous posts that I don’t have the energy to re-type everything. So, let me ask you this:
How would you rate this book out of 10 and would you buy another Rowling book?
How would a romantic Snape look like? Just like this: