S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

Initial thought on Harry Potter - in musical form

I didn't buy the book at midnight on Friday because I promised Colin I wouldn't. We don't need two copies, I was at a conference, and he had the whole weekend free to read it. So I didn't buy it any other day of the conference either. When F. went to town on Saturday for lunch, she surprised M. by returning with a copy of the book for her. M. was thrilled, and spent much of the weekend clutching the book close. On Saturday evening, at the pub, when everyone else had gone up to the bar to buy drinks, M. and I clustered together and read the first three pages of the book.

I knew I wanted to read the book all in one day (since I would be distractable and anti-social in the evening otherwise), so I didn't read it on Monday when I returned, nor Tuesday, once too much of the day had been consumed with customs minutia. But today I did, in one long swoop interrupted only by the occasional breaks for soup and chocolate. (The New Covent Garden Soup Co.'s Parsnip and Bramley Apple soup tastes rather like a savory apple sauce.)

Anyways, that's a long-winded way of saying I've finally read it. I can now read everyone else's discussions of the book.

After reading the ending, here's the song that's stuck in my head:

Glinda: You can still be with the wizard
What you've worked and waited for
You can have all you ever wanted...

Elphaba: I know--- But I don't want it- NO--- I can't want it
Anymore...

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my insticts
Close my eyes and leap

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying Gravity
And you can't pull me down...

From "Defying Gravity", from the musical Wicked
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