Lol Drake wrote:I don't think it was the best book. I'm not going to say who died, but that bollocks about "two of the main characters die" from JKRowlings mouth was just that, bollocks.
I suppose it's what you mean by main characters...I mean it was fairly obvious that one of the two main characters - either Harry or Voldermort had to be pushing up the daisies by the end, even then it could be argued that Voldermort spends that much time in the books "off screen" that he doesn't really count as a main character, not in the same way Harry, Ron, & Hermione are.
And I think we can guess from the way it was written which two characters were bumped off at the last minute - more for effect methinks - one of which I thought "thank ****" because she was a complete waste of space & little more than a gimmick character.
Favourite bits (in code as to not give things away) : the Kreacher, Lovegoods & Snape bits, & the big finale - kinda knew it would all end there
Bits that SHOULD have been in if J K Rowling did want to make all those analogies of the real world she claimed she was trying to make:
Voldermort forces Scrimegeour to resign after sending some embarrassing photographs of him that appear in The Daily Prophet
of him being caught in a compromising position involving Dolores Umbridge, a pigmy puff, a Smeltings Stick & a jar of Marmite. They are originally sent to The Quibbler
but rejected as “obviously fake – now if it had involved a House Elf, Murlap Juice & Bertie Botts All Flavour Beans….”
Unfortunately for Voldy-poos, he's arrested for 13 years of unpaid back tax when he was supposedly dead, finding out the hard way that there are no Dark Arts darker than those practiced by any governmental tax department.
As it is announced that the next Minister For Magic will be by direct election after Scrimegeour announces that “he wishes to spend more time with his family”, Lucius Malfoy takes over the Death Eaters & promises to take "the constitutional road to government by the democratic process": that is getting backing from the mega rich, buying off the media, & avoiding any questions on such embarrassing policies such as using mudbloods for Department of Mysteries experiments & putting the services at St Mungos Hospital For Magical Maladies to Compulsive Competitive Tendering.
Harry, Ron & Hermione go straight into "meddling kids" routine to try & get Mr Weasley elected instead, whilst Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle & Parkinson do everything to stop them. Unfortunately they split the vote which results in Luna Lovegood becoming next Minister Of Magic. Thousands of witches and wizards promptly snap their wands & decide perhaps a life in the suburbs as accountants driving 4x4 peoplecarriers wouldn't be so bad after all.
Meanwhile the Leaky Cauldron
& the Hogs Head
get bought out & turned into theme pubs by the Weasley twins: several Imperius curses later & Cho, Ginny, Fleur Delacour & Hermione are the talk of the steamie with their new part-time employment as pole dancers. Harry is thus sent on a new quest by McGonnigal to bring Snape back to conjour up a potion to put in the Hogwarts pumpkin juice "or there's never going to be any work done this year!" Meanwhile Mr Filch the caretaker is declared the 2007 "Most Eligible Batchelor" by the Daily Prophet
Disaster strikes when Gringotts almost collapses after Griphook the goblin puts most of the bank’s money on “Lucky Boy” at the 2.30 Hogsmeade Thestral Steeplechase. Outraged magical households send their house elves to mount a hostile take over bid (involving a lot of blunt instruments & gratuitous violence), but new Gringotts Chairman Kreacher says accountholders can go screw themselves if they think they’re getting access to any of their remaining money: “You left it here, you were the ones that threw it out instead of keeping it in a box in your cupboard, oh yes, so it’s mine now – mine, mine, mine!” Muggle Prime Minister Gordon Brown offers him job of Chancellor of the Exchequor for his “prudent management of finance”.