Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A lot of leaks have been circulating around the internet for the past few days prior the release of the last installment of the much-awaited book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, stating that the said leaks were real, genuine and authentic. However, there were no given proofs, whatsoever on its authenticity, except for the fact that it was a photographed copy of the book.

A photographed copy, and yes there are two different copies circulating over; both of which have minor discrepancies over their plot. So which of which was real? A reader could never tell unless the real book was released tomorrow. So far, all were speculations that the one was fake and the other was genuine, or vice versa.

How come there was a leak of the photographed book, though its tight security measures? Simple, because according to the news some retailers in the US had breached the strict rules and delivered the books early as expected, hence the the said leak occurred.

Which was the genuine book? Although, Scholastic and J.K. Rowling had not spilled anything on the authenticity of the leak, a popular journal in the US broke the never ending saga of the debate. According to the New York Times

... it turns out that they were, in fact, the genuine article. The New York Times bought a copy of the book in a New York store on Wednesday and compared it with the images posted on the Web.

The amateurish photos showed each pair of facing pages of the book laid out on a beige red-and-green-flecked looped carpet and held open by somebody’s fingers. Some of the photos made the pages difficult to read, but the ending, upon which fervent speculation has centered for months, was completely decipherable.

Hence, now spoilers are everywhere...

Related Links:

New York Times

BBC News


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