Book review: a brilliant crime thriller in ‘The Silkworm’

As you may know, J.K. Rowling has branched out somewhat since the Harry Potter series. Aside from The Casual Vacancy (which received lukewarm reviews), she has developed the highly popular Cormoran Strike series under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith. The series has been well received, and is soon to be dramatised by the BBC. Having read the first and third books in the series (The Cuckoo’s Calling and Career of Evil respectively), I was eagerly awaiting reading the second book, The Silkworm – and I was not disappointed.

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Philosophy in Harry Potter

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Dobby the free elf. Copyright Warner Bros Studios

At first glance, the Harry Potter series seems like a bit of fun, an interesting and diverting read, but with no serious meaning. Upon closer inspection however, it carries several weighty philosophical truisms and beliefs.

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