Life in a technology age:
We have one copy of the book. My daughters took turns reading and and were going cross-eyed trying not to talk about it in front of me. They dashed to the computers and began a discussion through AIM, one daughter upstairs on her computer, one downstairs. From the sound of the rapid fire keyboarding, they were going at it.
When I finished it I was tearful and had to sit and just reflect for a time. Then I reopened it and immediately began to re-read it.
The themes of the tale continue.
- Love is the greatest power of all.
- You cannot slap evil, you have to crush it.
From the NYTimes:
Indeed, the achievement of the Potter books is the same as that of the great classics of children's literature, from the Oz novels to "The Lord of the Rings": the creation of a richly imagined and utterly singular world, as detailed, as improbable and as mortal as our own.