Potter Profile - Patti
December 30, 2005
Give us your review of Half-Blood Prince.
Great, great book. Tied for favorite in my opinion with GOF. I had an inkling that something similar to the Horcrux must be the reason why Voldemort was able to survive for so long. Disgusting thought. I also really enjoyed the teenage angst that was happening as well as the relationship building. I was so certain that Draco was on orders to kill Harry that when it turned out that I was wrong I was in shock. That rarely happens to me in a book, usually I can guess the endings.
Did you like the fourth movie or not and why?
Loved it. Saw it twice in the theaters, which is very uncommon for me, as I have 2 small children and getting a babysitter costs a lot of money. But I had to see it again after the first time in English, so the second time was in German, which was an eye opener. Although I love Ralph Fiennes, I found that he screamed too much, V in my mind is a much smoother and much more suave Englishman. I found the German voice to be much better. I hope that is not being sacrilegious.
If you could spend the day as one EVIL character from the books, who would it be?
Lucius Malfoy what a slippery and slimy person. I couldn't handle the guilt of being V himself, so I think Lucius would be a good compromise. Of course, before he goes to Azkaban please. I want his money and power (not really, but for one day it would be interesting).
Which GOOD character would you want to be for a day?
Verity, the girl that works in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. Just to spend a day with those two would be enough to satisfy me for a lifetime.
If you could have any magical power what would it be?
Besides coming up with a spell to make my children listen to me the first time I ask them to do something, I think I would like to be able to make a Portkey I hate the whole day of flying it takes to get back to the US every time I want to visit my family.
What is your favourite moment of the series so far?
That is really really hard. The U no Poo sign outside the twins' store had me laughing for days. Everything the twins do and say cracks me up.
Is Snape REALLY good or evil and is Dumbledore REALLY dead?
I had to read the book 3 times before I came to the conclusion that Snape did kill Dumbledore on his orders and that was the reason for the anger behind his curse. And to hear Harry call him a coward after what he just did to save Harry's life and his chances of over throwing V. was the most un-coward like act that one could have ever done.
And it pains me to say that our beloved Dumbledore is dead, will never come back and is a loss to the entire world. I do think that his portrait will have some answers for Harry in the next book. I can't think how else he will find the Horcruxes.
Will Harry survive the 7th book?
He better. And if not, Scotland isn't all that far away from Germany .
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Only that if I ever get the chance to talk to Jo, I'd like to say a huge thank you for this wonderful gift she has given the world. These books have been a real joy to read and reread, and reread and I am dreading the day when it will I will read the last sentence of Book 7 and have to put the book down (I'm sure I will be crying not because it will be a sad ending of the book, but because it will be a sad goodbye).