Further Potter Musings

Out of deference to readers who don't want plot spoilers, I'm sticking this off on a separate page. Also, in one of those great bump-set-spike deals the universe occasionally pulls, over at Slate, this week's Book Club is discussing, yes, surpise of surprises, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Jodi Kantor's opening entry, although by and large perceptive (and quite honest about the Potter reading experience), made a startling misstep near the end, in writing off the "moral lessons" of the series. This was actually an issue I'd been thinking about for a while (well, okay, since I read the book). I've added my thoughts to my mini-archive.