I'm almost at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I know I'm a bit behind the rest of you but I am trying to see all the movies so need to read all the books first (welcome to my world).
Had a conversation with my sister and her partner the other day about books that were rubbish but you had to read because everyone else reads them and we need to join in the conversation. I have made her read The Shack and she is making me read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. We all agreed to keep away from Paul Coelho and Dan Brown. In fact I was given quite a lot of abuse for having read two of Dan Brown's books as everyone else round the table had stopped at one. I only read the second because I couldn't believe anything could be worse than the Da Vinci Code but I was wrong.
But what do we recall about J.K. Rowling? The plots are lively. The final resolution in each volume is nicely set up as is the final book in the series. The writing is OK and gets you there. Some of the continuity is a bit strange and she has no idea whatsoever about how sport works. She has been fortunate enough to catch a big wave and it's taken her to shore. I have no problem with that.
I will read the final volume and be happy to.