I haven’t read any of the books, but I’m interested to see how long it takes before the ending is ‘spoiled’ for me (I use quotes because, well, I feel fairly ambiguous about learning the outcome). How long before I get, uh, Crying Gamed? A week? A month? Never?
I suspect it’ll be a week or too before I accidentally read something online, or see it satirized in a Saturday Night Live sketch and more or less guess at the book’s denouement. It’ll help, I suppose, that I’m living on a rural Maltese island.
I’ve seen the movies, and will continue to watch them (assuming the fourth one ever comes to Malta). So I’ll eventually learn of the outcome.
And, of course, I’m kind of Heisenberging this test by blogging about it.
If you’re panicked about reading spoilers, here’s an example of filtering your RSS feeds for the dodgy keywords.