I sped home from work with the afternoon commuters, ate a hurried dinner and headed over to Costco to pick up my copy. I didn’t do the midnight event at Barnes & Noble or Borders (I’m not that die-hard), but I had been counting the days nonetheless!
In the weeks leading up to it’s release, somebody (probably Rowling’s P.R. team) “leaked” the following teaser:
One major character will die. (cue the sinister music!)
This one-liner stoked the excitement of fans everywhere.
Stephen King publicly appealed to J.K. Rowling to spare Harry (the protagonist) from death. I knew, as well as he did, that Rowling was not one to shy away from tragedy.
Filled with anticipation, I raced home, found a comfortable spot, briefly savored the new-book smell, gently opened the cover and began to read.
I kept saying I’d put it down at…
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