Return of the Hero
I felt that Wrigley's analysis of the Harry Potter books was the most interesting part of this book. When looking at Pullman's work he seems to get rather bogged down in a parallel with Greek myth, although this chapter does improve at the end with a look at Pullman's attitude to religion. The main criticism I would have of 'Return of the Hero' is that it is too short. There are several negative comments about C.S. Lewis's Narnia books, and I feel that it would be interesting to have a chapter on why Wrigley thinks that these books fail while the others succeed. But most of all the book needs a concluding chapter to bring together the ideas raised in considering the different works.