Did you like the epilogue

Harry Potter epilogue - Harry Potter and his son Albus are talking
Italy
January 17, 2008 2:05pm CST
Did you like the epilogue in the last book? I've found it boring and unmeaningful. Maybe the only useful dialogue was the one portayed in this beautiful fanart
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• United States
1 Feb 08
I did not like the epilogue. I found it scary, something that seemed like it came from a fanfiction rather than from Rowling herself, which just isn't cool. I just feel like it was rushed, too good to be true. Just off and definitely not what I was expecting. I felt like better names could have been picked for the children, and more information could have been provided rather than just a small glimpse into the future. Just didn't fit.
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• Italy
1 Feb 08
I 'm with you! It so screamed fanfiction the whole epilogue! I think she wrote it years ago so that's why it sucks
• United States
1 Feb 08
I liked it! It wasn't a brilliant piece of writing or anything, but it was sweet. I liked it because after everything that happened the book were still able to close on a positive note (which makes it better for the younger readers) and I closed the book smiling, which is what I wanted. I would have liked it if she mentioned more of the characters, but she did in interviews and will be writing an encyclopedia... so I can deal with that. :D
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• Italy
1 Feb 08
yeah it was happy and sweet, but too happy to be real. A closer look to the problems of post-war world would have been nicer
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
I think the ending lacked in information and was done just to say that the story is finish and there will no longer be anyroom for an eight Harry Potter... well i wouldn't have mind reading and extra hundred pages if only J.K. Rowling wrote some more details about the future of the other characters... i think... she already noticed this mistake since she is now contemplating on a Harry Potter encyclopedia and even an eight book... but that will be within years from now...
• Italy
29 Jan 08
From what she's saying in the interviews I bet in the Encyclopedia she will only tell who married who and the name of the kids. I'm interested in the post-war world but couples are soo more important *rolls eyes*
• India
18 Jan 08
i think that was just written to stop any furthur Harry Potter books from other authors... "his scar did not hurt since..." is the line written to explain it
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17 Jan 08
It was too cutesy for my liking. A full chapter would've been better, as she could've stretched her writing skill a little more. The epilogue as it stands is like the HP movies imo--better than nothing, but not by much.
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@Ayannali (63)
• United States
19 Jan 08
I think it was good to see that not only were the core group able to survive the final battle but they were also able to continue to grow. Also with Teddy Tonks, seeing how he was orphaned and grew up in a loving envoirnment has helped him. I just don't think it was nearly long enough.
• Pakistan
21 Jan 08
i agree wid u ayannali !!!!!
• Italy
29 Jan 08
Yeah but sincerely it seemed like an ending from a fanfiction: everyone is married, happy and with kids. And the post-war world? How are they going to change things? Are muggle borns, werewolfs and house elfs still treated like dirt? It was too short indeed.
• Italy
1 Feb 08
I didn't like it too, all the weasleys-potters together and happily ever after...please! No sign of Luna around...and Harry has married Ginny. UGG!
• Italy
1 Feb 08
I would have liked more Luna too
@farazsag (80)
• Pakistan
21 Jan 08
yeaah bohot hi hot bachi hai
• Italy
1 Feb 08
what?
@joanana (770)
• United States
9 Feb 08
My mind is still boggling over the name "Albus Severus". I understand that Harry wanted to honor to men he greatly admired who had made the ultimate sacrifice. But shesh, talk about a tasteless way to do it. x_X To be honest, I was not satisfied in the least with the epilogue, and as I mentioned in my review of the book (http://review.nanashi-inc.net/?p=63) I found the ending a bit tacky, cliched, and far too simplified. Not to mention, despite everything that went on as a result of the prejudice created by the house division, it seems that prejudice and fear still exists. As evidenced by Harry and Ron's less than mature reaction to seeing Draco and his son, not to mention Harry's son's reaction to possibly being sorted into Slytherin, and the reaction the other children had about that possibility as well. It seems to me that history is going to be doomed to repeat itself.
• United States
5 Feb 08
i love the epilogue it has informed me so much
@Katy471 (23)
• Canada
1 Feb 08
I loved the book from beginning to end. But for me what I would of like to read more about is what happen to them with the school year they didn't finish do they get their NEWT, and what Harry, Ron and Hermione do for living? Maybe I'm too curious. What about the Dursleys, we could have had a few laughs just with that, them living with magical peoples for so many months. And also Dudley seem like he didn't mind Harry so much after all.
• United States
20 Jan 08
I think it was ok but it could have had more info and i wish that she told ous what house harrys kids went to.
• United States
19 Jan 08
The best part about this epilogue was the fact that it showed that Harry realized that Snape cared for his mother, and in turn him. Therefore he named his son after him to show that he respected Snape for what he had tried to do, meaning save Harry's life.