A Tale of Two Villains: Theme and Symbolism in Dracula and the Harry Potter Saga (Hardcover)
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About the Author
Calvin H. Cherry is a published author and fantasy and horror scholar. He maintains an author Facebook page and YouTube channel where he posts weekly blogs (written or video), sharing information about the research effort, writing progression, and publication process that went into his debut novel STOKER: Evolution of a Vampire ©2018, along with lectures about Bram Stoker, Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, and all things vampires. He has spoken at numerous colleges and bookstores around the southeast and has been interviewed by several radio and news stations about his novel and his passion for literature and writing. He has also participated in many podcasts and writing blogs where he was asked questions about his travels to the actual locations used in Bram Stoker and J.K. Rowling’s works. He served a combination of twenty-two years in the US Navy (active and reservist) and has spent thirty years in the insurance industry. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and has his Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Greenbelt certifications. He is a Georgian native, currently living in Macon—the musically influenced “Heart of Georgia”—with his husband, Kevin, and their feline child Francis.
“For over a century, the world of literature has sired countless characters who became cornerstones for modern popular culture. None so iconic and memorable as Dracula and Harry Potter. Calvin Cherry, author of Stoker: Evolution of a Vampire, delves into the two treasured storylines and reveals the seemingly endless parade of comparisons in character archetypes, locations, symbolism, and plot. Suspension of disbelief itself is suspended as the telling of these stories are dissected to the point of reality. With remarkable detail provides real life landmarks to solidify the bond between reader, fan, and tourist.” —Shon Medley, Literary Editor and ‘Con Nooga’ FanCon convention coordinator, Chattanooga, TN
"A careful, respectful and comprehensive comparison between two works which seem superficially very different. Cherry’s arguments are convincing. I very much enjoyed this and would recommend it to any fans of the books." —The Book Review Crew