This book is dedicated to my seven: to Jane—my favorite and only sister to Kanet—my first and last wife to Nathan, Blair, and Alexi—our oxymoronic grown children to Jennifer and Matt—our older kids' spouses whom we have gained as another daughter and son
This book is a guide to the rereading of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. I assume you will find, as I have and still do, plenty of rewards and surprises by going back through the series.
Such is the joy and such is the power of rereading a rich text, of reliving a story that resonates so deeply with us all—a story, such as Harry's, that is both in our heads and real. When the story has ended, and the book is done, and when we must say good-bye to the characters we love (and hate), we need only say good-bye for the present—only until be open the book and begin to read again.
A professor of literature for over thirty years, Dr. James W. Thomas takes us on a tour through the Potter books in order to enjoy them in different ways upon subsequent readings. Re-readers will be pleasantly surprised at what they may have missed in the books and at what secrets Rowling has hidden for us to uncover as we revisit these stories. The professor's informal and often lighthearted discussions focus on puns, humor, foreshadowing, literary allusions, narrative techniques, and other aspects of the Potter books that are hard-to-see on the hurried first or fifth reading. Dr. Thomas's brilliant but light touch proves that a "serious" reading of literature can be fun. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. [recommedation]-.- "What do you read after HARRY POTTER? Finally, there's a satisfying answer - you read REPOTTING HARRY POTTER for a whole new depth of appreciation and enjoyment. This book allows anyone intimidated by literature classes to sneak a seat in a class with one of those professors every student loves. You'll come away with a new depth of knowledge of Rowling's epic but also with a list of related literature you will want to read; great insights for aspiring writers too." ~ Connie Neal, author of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HARRY POTTER
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