Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter (Greg Garrett)

One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter Greg Garrett Baylor University Press The mark of a great book discussing the Harry Potter books, especially if, like me, you have kept abreast of the current Potter scholarship, is that you learn something knew or see the Potter books in a new light. Greg Garrett’s book is exactly this sort… Read more →

Book Review: A Reader’s Manifesto

This is a fantastic contrarian look at contemporary “literary” fiction. Myers merrily dissects the “greats” of literary fiction: Don DeLillo, Cormac MaCarthy, Paul Auster, David Guterson and Annie Proulx. He takes them to task for being boring, pretentious and poor writers. His chief complaint is with the prose itself; he takes a close reading of some of the most famous… Read more →