Thursday, December 28, 2006
UK Postal Service Preparing For Harry Potter
The Royal Mail is already meeting with retailers to map out a strategy for delivery of the final volume in the Harry Potter series. It has a title -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- but no release date yet. Apparently, a new Harry Potter book turns into the busiest day of the year, excepting Christmas. People keep talking about Harry possibly dying but I don't think JK Rowling has it in her to kill off Harry. All the previous deaths have been minor, secondary characters until Dumbledore and even he may not be really dead. If she finds the gumption to kill off Ron or Hermione, I'd be surprised. But Harry? Harry sacrificing himself to defeat Voldemort would be a grand finale but doesn't seem to follow in the spirit of the books which are not so much epic struggles about defeating evil but a journey of growth and confidence for our heroes.