"The Harry Potter series may be named after the Boy Who Lived, but if you want to know the story, keep your eyes fixed on Severus Snape. This hook-nosed, greasy-haired, grumpy character is one of J.K. Rowling’s enduring gifts to English literature. He’s the archetypal ill-tempered teacher: acerbic, yet horribly, deliciously funny. When he’s in a scene, you can’t take your eyes off him. Snape is always the story." (from the Introduction)
In this examination of J.K. Rowling's most enigmatic character, Lorrie Kim shows us how to sort through the illusions and lies to the man who dared to spy on Voldemort and without whom, Harry's story would have turned out very differently. In his final moments, he asks Harry (and the reader) to "Look at me." This book does just that.
|Publisher:||Story Spring Publishing, LLC|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Magnificence of Severus Snape
Severus Snape And the Sorcerer's Stone
Severus Snape And the Chamber of Secrets
Severus Snape And the Prisoner of Azkaban
Severus Snape And the Goblet of Fire
Severus Snape And the Order of the Phoenix
Severus Snape And the Half-Blood Prince
Severus Snape And the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Severus Snape And the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What Snape: A Definitive Reading will overwhelmingly achieve is instil and nurture empathy in readers. This is a must-read before you reread Harry Potter this year. If you haven’t read/finished HP series, then this book should be right after HP & The Deathly Hallows on your TBR! A lovely rerun through HP series from a different point of view because as the author puts it “Snape is always in the story”. It made me see even more how talented J.K. Rowling actually is. HP Series was meant for younger readers but it is written in such a way that belies that. If you pay close enough attention, you’ll be able to pick up more things because as an adult, you have the advantage of experience and thus be able to read situations, cause and effect, and circumstances.
Each precise assertion was backed up with careful quotes and examples. So much depth I hadn't noticed, and I don't find myself saying that often. Well worth reading. Time to go back and read the series and the play script for the umpteenth time.