date started: 5.7.2014
date completed: 5.23.2014
i got that and more.
garrett approaches the harry potter series through a christian lens, yes, but he does so in a fair and honest way. instead of the preachy-ness i feared i would find and have found to be the case in many books of this kind, i discovered a rational and refreshing argument.
in addition, garrett expounded on the texts through the four levels of interpretation found in thomas aquinas' summa theologica, one of my favorite texts.
while i did find his interpretation at the tropological level a bit weak, overall this is an interesting and compelling read. it is well written and contains some really terrific ideas and sources.
probable next read: lost at sea: the jon ronson mysteries by jon ronson (whom i REALLY don't enjoy over the course of an entire book, so we'll see how short articles strike me...we'll see)