J.K. Rowling: Some People Will “Absolutely Loathe” Book 7

ITV is set to broadcast a documentary on J.K. Rowling this winter called “A Year in the Life…JK Rowling,” and some excerpts from the special have been released.

The author JK Rowling is seen in a forthcoming TV documentary looking over the just-finished version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on her laptop. She declares: “Yeah, think I’ve finished.”

As an off-camera film-maker offers his congratulations, Rowling, 41, says: “Thank you…yeah, you don’t know, it might be rubbish. Some people will loathe it, they will absolutely loathe it. For some people to love it, other people must loathe it. That’s just in the nature of the plot.”

She adds, “I’m actually really, really happy with it”, before bowing her head on the keyboard to exclaim: “Oh my God!”

Ciaran’s opinion: When she says readers could potentially loathe the book, it would be because of deaths. And I don’t think Jo believes killing off any character(s) other than Harry would spark hate among fans, which could mean… (Consider that she’s never said this about a previous book even though very beloved characters have died.)

Emerson’s opinion: This could be interpreted to mean anything. I still don’t believe Harry will die.

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