Tag: Harry Potter

Problems with Harry Potter Series (Part 1 of 2)

I have great respect for much of what J.K. Rowling has done: succeeding as a first-time published author; weaving a complex plot; selling gazillions of books; getting kids…

The Harry Potter Series – Great Storytelling or Classics of Literature?

My favorite description of what makes a classic comes from magical realist Italo Calvino: “A classic is a work which has not yet finished telling its story.” My…

Harry Potter, Magic, and Moral Caution

Is Harry Potter a decent person? Okay, we all know that the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling has been the subject of Christian concern, some criticism, and…

New Harry Potter Movie Ahoy – The Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter is coming back to the silver screen, on July 15, 2009, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth of seven movies, based on the series by J.K. Rowling. In general, I’m a fan of Rowling’s books. But I do have some some doubts how well the Harry Potter series will fare as the years go by.