Harry Potter and the Power of Narrative. Many, many articles on JK Rowling’s books have been published over the last few weeks. I liked literary critic Michael Bérubé’s essay about what the books mean to his son Jamie. (Scroll down to get a PDF.)
Potter in the past. Prospect briefly dipped a toe in these waters in October 2000, when Richard Jenkyns appraised the first four books and found their roots in the peculiarly English genre of school stories.
Burn Voldemort’s Butt. This was definitely the oddest Harry Potter article I’ve read.
(And if you’re looking forward to reading book seven, I hope no one spoils it for you, like people did last time.)