Today’s New York Times examines the fandom over the seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The title is out in less than a month, but the story notes that some online HP nerds are claiming to have seen the manuscript–and that it features a bizarre music-related twist. If you’re a fan of the books you won’t want to read any further.
Seriously, don’t look below!
At the same time, with little more than three weeks to go before “Deathly Hallows” goes on sale at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, some people claiming to have actual knowledge of the book’s plot are posting ostensible spoilers online. At one site, for instance, what appears to be a page from a manuscript appears, showing one paragraph outlined in red, suggesting that one of the most morally enigmatic characters in the series dies in the final book, with a few bars from the chorus of “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora playing on an endless loop in the background.
It seems improbable, but who knows? That song is no stranger to family-friendly franchises.