A Prelude to Evil in ‘Half-Blood Prince’

Sam, The Tom Riddle narrative is presented in kernels in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, leaving significant portions of Voldemort’s life to the imagination. This is a perfect storm for J. K. Rowling to write a spin-off book (fingers crossed for plural) and elaborate on the events that twisted young Tom into a Dark…

The Unspoken Horror in ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’

Sam, Happy Halloween! ‘Tis the season of ghost stories, Trick-or-Treating, and reflecting on our mortality in the face of the Dead. There’s one thing each of these traits of the Gaelic festival have in common. That common theme is the central topic of this post; wherein Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be the…