How Harry Cast His Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J. K. Rowling's Bestselling Books
More than any other book of the last fifty years (and perhaps ever), the Harry Potter novels have captured the imagination of children and adults around the world. Yet no one has ever been able to unlock the secret of Harry's wild popularity . . . until now. Updated and expanded since its original publication as Looking for God in Harry Potter (and now containing final conclusions based on the entire series), How Harry Cast His Spell explains why the books meet our longing to experience the truths of life, love, and death; help us better understand life and our role in the universe; and encourage us to discover and develop our own gifts and abilities.
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The other review here is completely ridiculous and reeks of intellectual nascency. This is a serious, mature work of abstract literary analysis of the Harry Potter book series. It goes in-depth with analysis of themes, symbols, and formulas utilized by Rowling that contribute to the overall power and appeal of the book series. If that sounds interesting to you, then I recommend this book!
It isn't very good to be honest. I expected how magic works and all but you just get baptism and gospel prayers. Booooo.