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NYTimes Allegedly Buys Last Potter Book and Reveals Plot Details in...

The NY Times has a review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book even before the book goes on sale. (use for username and password) This is actually quite normal for all books but with Potter, no review copies were sent and no copies were supposed to be sold until Friday night.

Times hasn’t said where they purchased the book and no one else in NY is crowing about purchasing it. is supposed to have shipped it early but the Times posted the review on July 18 and the earliest reporting of those who received the book was on Tuesday, the 17th. I guess its possible that the reviewer sped read the book and composed a review in time for it to appear in the NY Times the following day but it doesn’t really pass the smell test to me. Am I the only one who thinks that the NY Times got a copy of the pirated version and wrote the review from that?

I’m not going to cite the review because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but you can go to the review and read the plot and what the reviewer thought of the ending.

Edited to Add: The story of a Harry Potter entrepreneur and how DeepDiscount.Com’s flub made one book buyer a small amount of cash.

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Harry Potter No. 7 Revealed (For Real This Time)

harrypotterganked.jpg The final version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is on the internet for anyone to view, if you are good enough to google it. The book has been photographed, two pages at a time, by someone (I assume a bookseller or a distributor). There are slideshows and photographs that reveal the deaths and the ending (for the record, it is nothing like the previous spoiler). edited to add: link seems to be down. Having seen some of the photos, it looks like the real deal to me. So if you want to be spoiled, the answer to the Harry Potter question is out there despite excessive and extreme security attempts.

The trucks Bloomsbury will use are fitted with satellite tracking systems costing up to 1,000 pounds each, which will reveal whether any of the vehicles deviate from their intended route. The books are on sealed pallets fitted with alarms to prevent tampering.

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P.S. If you click and are spoiled, don’t blame me. Blame your poor impulse control.