The average reader will spend 13 hours and 4 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).
Rowling, J. K.
based on page count
Arthur A. Levine Books
January 1, 2007
<p><P>Don't miss the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter series!</p><h3>The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani</h3><p>J. K. Rowling's monumental, spellbinding epic, 10 years in the making, is deeply rooted in traditional literature and Hollywood sagas—from the Greek myths to Dickens and Tolkien to "Star Wars." And true to its roots, it ends not with modernist, "Soprano"-esque equivocation, but with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people's fates. Getting to the finish line is not seamless—the last part of <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,</i> the seventh and final book in the series, has some lumpy passages of exposition and a couple of clunky detours—but the overall conclusion and its determination of the main characters' story lines possess a convincing inevitability that make some of the prepublication speculation seem curiously blinkered in retrospect.</p>