Well, I've read the damn book and am now suffering a severe case of Harry Potter indigestion, to the extent that I don't want to see it or hear mention of it for the next month. At least.
Beloved Other Half, of course, is eager to discuss it in depth.
It's also already clear that the areas of the story we're interested in are wildly different, and I got a lot more satisfaction from the bits I'm interested in that she did from hers. This is likely to colour quite dramatically whether or not we think the book a success.
Oh – and we seem to disagree fundamentally about the true motivations of a particular character. So things could get a bit turbulent here for a while…