Henry VI, Part II, is so much better than Henry VI, Part I. I just wanted to mention that. I’m not done with it yet but it’s way, way, way better than the first part. I’m not saying it’s the best play I’ve ever read, but I’m enjoying it, and I can envision a future in which I might read it again just for fun sometime. There’s so much political intrigue! Plus, shades of future plays – particularly Macbeth. Gloucester’s wife is extremely ambitious, and there are prophecies that are rather cryptic. One contains the line “Let him shun castles”, which for some reason I really like. Let him shun castles.
But soon I will review the whole thing. Also the sixth Harry Potter book. I’m just at the bit where Scrimgeour comes to visit, and Harry’s all, “If you’re smart, you won’t mess with Dumbledore” and Scrimgeour’s all “I see you’re Dumbledore’s man through and through” and Harry’s all “Yes. That is right.” Oh. This makes Dumbledore teary, and me, too.