Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
So the release date is just about upon us and on the news this morning there are already queues of people waiting for the opportunity to buy the 7th and last Harry Potter book. The release time is 00.01am on the 21st July.
As this is the last Harry Potter book that JK Rowling is releasing there has been a huge amount of speculation what happens at the end. Does Harry die? Hmmm or is it just a marketing hype to get people buying the book? The ending of the book was apparently drafted 2 years ago as it is a culmination of all the 6 previous books. Deathly Hallows is meant to be very close to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, almost like the other half of the book.
The success of Harry Potter has been phenomenal with over 325 million copies being sold. JK Rowling is estimated to be worth £545 million ($1 billion) and is the 136th richest person in the world. You have to wonder how an author can become so rich and successful… is it that the books ( a children’s book at that ) retails out in the UK at £17.99 … How much!! ASDA (large supermarket) is fighting against this and selling the books at £5 … looks like I’ll be heading there then for my copy. Will just need to find time to read it. Maybe I’ll just read the last chapter to find if if Harry Potter is dead or not.
If anyone finds time to read Deathly Hallows over the weekend can you save me the trouble of reading it and let me know the ending!