Repotting Harry Potter

Repotting Harry Potter

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by James W. Thomas
     
 
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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982238523
Publisher:
Zossima Press LLC
Publication date:
01/08/2009
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
476,950
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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Repotting Harry Potter 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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booksalot More than 1 year ago
Overall, this is a good book. Although de-constructing Harry is always interesting, I didn't feel that I got any new, hoped-for insights into J.K. Rowling and her secrets like I did with the adventurous first installment of Nancy Solon Villaluz' new Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling study trilogy, "Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?" (Or with some of John Granger's early works.) But, Professor Thomas has a great understanding of literature on the whole and does an admirable job. The only downside is that this book certainly lives up to its subtitle "A Professor's Book-by-Book..." because the writing style is very professor-ly. At times the book-by-book format can get a bit tedious, too. Good for adult students of Harry Potter.