Harry’s second year is not off to a good start. He hasn’t received any letters from his friends. The Dursleys are managing to treat him as both a threat and a non-entity at the same time, and Harry has to spend his birthday doing chores and pretending he doesn’t exist. Join hosts Alison, Beth, and Katy, along with special guest Eric Scull, as they continue our seven-part anniversary discussion with Chapter 1 of Chamber of Secrets, “The Worst Birthday.”
It’s not every day that a young wizard turns seventeen, and Harry’s big birthday is certainly eventful, particularly with an unexpected gift and an uninvited visitor.
Nice watch, Harry. What did you get, Hermione?
Love. Disgust. Deliberation. Cross-dressing. Those are just a few of the topics that are discussed on this week’s analysis of Chapter 18 of Half-Blood Prince, “Birthday Surprises.” Join Kat, Eric, Michael, along with Aussie fan host Em as they discuss the ever present Snape, and exactly how hard it truly is to learn to disappear at will.