A family discussion about Harry Potter leads to a reckless series of predictions
Last evening, my wife and two children were discussing who will die and who will live in the last Harry Potter book, scheduled to be released on July 21.
My entry in the speculation is this:
Dumbledore is alive.
Snape dies trying to save Harry Potter from Voldermort.
Ron, Harry's pal, ultimately saves Harry from what seemed to be a certain death.
And Voldermort is killed once and for all.
One or more of these predictions are highly likely wrong. If all four are wrong, that will teach me not to rely on one movie and reading the first few chapters of the first Harry Potter book. I'm just going on a theory of plot devices I might have chosen if I had written the series. I will say that while I simply did not wish to read all of the books, I enjoyed J.K. Rowling's style and found it happily reminiscent of L.M. Montgomery (author of "Anne of Green Gables," a book far more sharply drawn than most people assume).
Still, when I read this web site this morning, I was happily surprised someone else agrees with me about Dumbledore and Snape.
Final comment: Here is my current favorite bumper sticker these days. It replaces my previous favorite bumper sticker, here.
UPDATE: Now that the Potter book is released, I did skim the end to see where I was right or wrong. However, as most people are not giving away the plot, I will refrain too. However, I will say I was partly correct, but still more incorrect than correct. At least I think so...