Sunday, November 21, 2010
Very good. I'm not sure what it would mean to someone who hadnt read the book. (I read the book several years ago and was still struggling to understand what exactly they were doing at any given point, or how it was logical for them to be running of to wherever.) Some people were saying how sad it was - but come on. The scene they're thinking of was pretty easy (and predictable, even if you hadn't read the book). And the crucial scene (I think the only one anywhere in the series that acknowledges the difficulties of our protagonists' triangular relation, and the only one where Ron shows any jealousy) was handled well. I think Rowling makes her teens WAY TOO chaste and innocent, so that scene has to be ramped up and vivid enough to carry the weight of what would be (I think) an overwhelming, constant tension if this were real life.