Posted in Reading & Literature, Subject English

A Balanced Look at Harry Potter

From Exodus Books:

499px-Coat_of_arms_Hogwarts.svgIf this is different magic than that employed by Aslan and Gandalf, it’s only different in that it’s less serious. Logic would indicate that this makes it even less offensive, as would the fact that these books, though dark and scary at times, are also filled with fun and absurdity…

…The first couple books in the series aren’t particularly well written. They tell a good story, but that’s about it. However, as the series progresses, so do Rowling’s writing skills, so that by the last book her compelling tale is also compellingly told. And it is a compelling story, filled with mystery and imagination, selfishness and martyrdom, excitement and tenderness. It’s a fantasy, but it’s a fantasy that penetrates the human condition and reveals more about ourselves and those around us.

Read more: http://www.exodusbooks.com/category.aspx?id=8331

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