But you want to be able to join in other people’s conversations about the new Harry Potter anyway, go here. (Do not click on that link if you’re actually waiting to read the book or haven’t finished yet, OK?)
Or you can save yourself even that trouble and memorise this (no spoilers really, I don’t think, but I’ll put it under the fold just in case):
It’s just so going downhill, you know. 4 and 5, well they dragged a bit, but this is definitely the worst so far. And, well, we all knew that was going to happen. Although it was quite a shocking twist, wasn’t it? I think I’m in denial. And the love interest bits, well, ugh. And you know, the spells are getting a bit repetitive, aren’t they? It was just so slow. And formulaic, you know? Like she’s just filling in for the final book. I can’t wait for the ending!
There you go. Equipped for the water cooler tomorrow.
Update: The people at CT are obviously in denial about Karl The Man, but on the new HP they have some alternative views (without spoilers) here. If you’re going to fake Harry Potter knowhow, you’d better hear from both sides of the fence. But it’s amusing to read people asserting that it’s fantastic and only snobs dislike HP anyway (etc) when you’ve just been reading fans taking it to pieces.