I’ve just finished.
It’s a good one.
I wonder how long it will be before I can get the audiobook from the library… ?
Very long, it seems. I am number 432 on the holds list. Ah well.
Also: most of my predictions were off, though sometimes more in the details than the spirit. And they were all incorrect in the most unexpected and wonderful ways, for which Jo Rowling deserves intense kudos. We were all waiting, and speculating, and fantasizing wildly, and she still managed to surprise and yet be believable. The NYT review says it well: “The overall conclusion and its determination of the main characters’ story lines possess a convincing inevitability that make some of the prepublication speculation seem curiously blinkered in retrospect.” Yes. Exactly.
[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]