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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Since what looks to be the final Harry Potter installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is due out in less than two weeks it comes as no surprise that the discussion on whether Rowling plans on doing yet another installment has come full circle.
Harry Potter Book 8 a Maybe?
Earlier this year we pointed out that JK Rowling's camp stated, "never say never." That doesn't mean anything, except keeps the door open to another installment if JK Rowling sees fit to create another chapter in the life of Potter or whoever else might survive Deathly Hallows.
'Mango' points out a new update from ContraCostaTimes claiming that Rowling's rep is still hinting that another book might come in the future. I personally wouldn't mind an entire batch of new Potter books, just as long as they can keep to the quality of what we have read so far.
Just 11 days before widespread pandemonium breaks out with the release of the seventh and final Harry Potter book, author J.K. Rowling is suddenly hinting that this might not actually be the final book in the series.
In an interview with Britain's Telegraph newspaper, a Rowling rep refused to rule out the possibility of an eighth Potter book. "Never say never," the representative said, adding: "It's not saying that she definitely is (going to write another book), and it's not saying that she definitely isn't. I cannot comment further."
Why is this discussion back again? Well, it turns out that JK Rowling didn't realize how hard it would be emotionally to complete a franchise that she has been working on for over a decade.
"I absolutely howled," she said. "I was sobbing my heart out -- I downed half a bottle of champagne from the mini bar in one and went home with mascara all over my face. That was really tough."
Champagne? Ouch! She must have had one helluva hangover.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits shelves on July 21st.