The New York Times Posts Early Review of “Deathly Hallows”
After receiving an early copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from an unnamed bookstore, The New York Times has posted a review of the book which also contains a few plot details.
UPDATE: In response, J.K. Rowling has spoken out about this New York Times review and numerous others:
“I am staggered that American newspapers have decided to publish purported spoilers in the form of reviews in complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers, particularly children, who wanted to reach Harry’s final destination by themselves, in their own time. I am incredibly grateful to all those newspapers, booksellers and others who have chosen not to attempt to spoil Harry’s last adventure for fans.”
Bloomsbury has also addressed this concern:
The release date and time embargo of 00.01AM BST on Saturday July 21 is being enforced unflinchingly and without exception by the publishers. We confirm that all Bloomsbury’s customers in 93 countries worldwide are robustly supporting this embargo time to ensure secrecy for the children and adult readers of ‘Harry Potter’.