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The Deathly Hallows Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure 2nd Edition
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Because of this book, as well as John's previous ones, I've been delving back into Austen, Dickens, Lewis, Shakespeare and many others. And now, I've added Dante to my list.
"The Deathly Hallows Lectures" by John Granger sheds light on the symbolic writing of Rowling in a way that enhances every re-reading of the Harry Potter books, making them even more enjoyable than they were on my first reading.
The HogWarts Professor writes in an easy-to-read style that combines his quirky humor with the intricacies of literary analysis. John doesn't talk down to his reader. On the contrary, his tone is quite personable. I felt as if I was sitting in an upper-level lit class led by an instructor more interested in making sure I was "getting" the information instead of telling me how much he knew. A word of caution: you may want to keep a dictionary close at hand during the meatier/deeper discussion points!
Bottom line, *The Deathly Hallows Lectures* is a wonderful tool for unlocking the many layers of J K Rowling's work. Serious readers will no doubt recognize the many literary traditions John references throughout. Novices (like myself) will be introduced to new ways of reading and examining the deeper meanings beneath the storylines. I heartily recommend *The Deathly Hallows Lectures* to the serious and interested-in-becoming-serious reader.
Now, before Granger's fans immediate click the "No, not helpful" on this review just because it's only 3-star, please let me explain the reasons for Mr. Granger's star deductions.
I deducted one star for overlong passages. As a long-time reader of Mr. Granger's, I know that he has always had some interesting ideas (along with his history of wildly wrong guesses... who could ever forget his laughable "Evil Slughorn" arguments in his other book, etc.), but it would just be nice if he didn't tend to ramble on like Rowling's character, Professor Binns. Mr. Granger is a live speaker, and though I've never had the opportunity to see him in person, I suspect this book's weakness is that it stems from live lectures which don't always work well in text form. The editing and organizational problems are greatly reduced in Granger's publisher-published books, but this title is self-published by his own "Zossima Press," and the lengthiness just got way out of control without benefit of a professional publisher's editor.Read more ›
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In-depth lecture. For those with College degree who like to be enlightened. Took away the spontaneous like I derived from reading the books, but now I can grasp the genius of J.K. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Born To Read
Each chapter of the book focuses on a different subject that enlightens an aspect of Deathly Hallows. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Randi Kreger
If you're an HP fan, you'll love this. Really helps clear up questions from the final book of the main series.Published 20 months ago by Alex
I admit that I'm only halfway through this book but I can't put it down! It's everything I could have asked for and more. But I shouldn't have been surprised. Read morePublished 24 months ago by S
JG brings up lots of interesting classical references to aid the reader to a better understanding of what is symbolically going on in the wonderful series of books by Lady JKR.Published on June 17, 2014 by William S Jamison
This is a great book written by John Granger (no relation to Hermione Granger hahahaha, if you are a fan you will understand) Great addition to your library.Published on March 7, 2014 by dparker
I'm not new to Harry Potter. I've read the entire 7-book series twice in book form, listened twice on CD, and twice more on digital-audio download (for which I thank JK Rowling for... Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by Suzanne Lucero
This book can be used in elementary schools or in middle schools to teach how classic literature is written and evaluated. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by H. Komiya