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Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
REVIEW: "AN AMAZING NEW BOOK ABOUT HARRY POTTER...THIS BOOK DOES MORE, GOES DEEPER, TELLS MORE, EXPLAINS MORE, FINDS OUT MORE: IN SHORT, THIS BOOK TAKES OFF WHERE [JOHN]GRANGER ENDS...I WAS ENORMOUSLY IMPRESSED. ELEPHANTINELY IMPRESSED...BOTTOM LINE: THIS IS THE BEST HARRY POTTER IN-DEPTH UNCOVER-ALL-THE-SECRETS-THE-AUTHOR-TRIED-TO-HIDE BOOK EVER."--AMERICAN CHESTERTON SOC ...more
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published November 8th 2008 by Ramance Press
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Regina Doman
Mar 20, 2009 Regina Doman rated it it was amazing
I thought I couldn't learn any more about Harry Potter. NOT that I am an expert, but I'd thought that my several re-readings of the seven Harry Potter books, plus reading analyses of the books by Christian analysts John Granger and Janet Batchler (as well as other forgettable secular ones who were more concerned with fitting Harry Potter into the Hero's Journey or getting facts wrong in their rush to come out with a book to please screaming HP fans) had covered me. It took this book by Nancy Sol ...more
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Jan 16, 2009 Adam Ross rated it really liked it
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The goodreads title above is incorrect. The book is actually titled "Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?"

An interesting book. The central thesis is essentially that in the Harry Potter books J. K. Rowling tried to do what Lewis did and sneak the gospel past the "watchful dragons" of secular, materialist culture and shape and prepare the Western heart in Christian directions rather like Narnia. Running as a thematic key to this book is Hogwart's motto, "Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon," whi
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Lavonne
Feb 21, 2009 Lavonne rated it it was ok
After reading this book, I can state three facts:

1. Ms. Villaluz has certainly spent a lot of time researching J.K. Rowling's influences on the HP series and anything else relating to the HP author, including the books themselves,

2. She idolizes J.K. Rowling, almost to the point of infatuation,

and

3. The book certainly could have used at least one more editing session. (My hard-cover copy actually has words and phrases covered with whiteout and hand-written corrections on the pages. It's highly a
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Runa
Oct 26, 2013 Runa rated it really liked it
It's rare that I read an analysis of Harry Potter without rolling my eyes at yet ANOTHER text comparing Rowling's nomenclature to Greek and Roman mythology. This is, thankfully, not one of those books. The book starts off with the basic assumption that, if you are reading this, you are a fan who is familiar with all the old analysis. The central tenet this book is arguing is that the Harry Potter series is, at its core, derived from very religious sources. It's a really interesting point, and th ...more
Stephanie Moore
Mar 31, 2014 Stephanie Moore rated it liked it
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This book is actually part 1 in a 3-part series. This book itself takes an academic look at the JKR's religious allegorical elements in her books. I did not know that going into this, but I found that the way the author did it was a rather nice way of going about things. I gave it 3 stars because I generally dislike book that concentrate on religion in any way. This one managed to not sound "preachy" but I feel that it toed the line a few times.
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