That’s right. I read Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling. Book six in the series if you’re keeping score at home.
There’s little point in reading this book if you haven’t read the five that preceded it. It’s really very good, and there is a reason that kids read it in one sitting. It holds up for adult reading as well, if you haven’t lost your childlike wonder and you’re belief in……. ***MAGIC****. Sorry. I was channeling Doug Henning there for a minute.
Anyway. That’s all I really have to say about this book. It has been written about and analyzed at length elsewhere. What I did come across, that I thought was really very cool, was The Guardian’s alternative Harry Potter Contest. The idea was to write about the death of Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the manner of a famous writer (not a spoiler, because the contest was held well before the book came out). My favorites are in the style of Irvine Welsh, JD Salinger, and the Wooster & Jeeves stories.