Barry Trotter is 22 and has never left the Hogwash School of Magic there’s been no need; after all G.K. Rollin’s books about him have made him a millionaire and . Buy Barry Trotter And The Shameless Parody (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Michael Gerber from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of. Buy Barry Trotter And The Shameless Parody (GOLLANCZ S.F.) New Ed by Michael Gerber (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low.

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Other books in this series. There was little plot, which mostly seemed to centre around how run-down everything was. Vaguely funny but a definite rider on someone else’s success. While the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was a quick read at over pages, Barry Trotter was a slow read at under On the title page there is a message from the publisher. Talent-wise, this book is up there, striking the right balance between parody fhe being its own thing–plus adept writing underneath it all.

Trtoter you recommend this book to Harry Potter fans?

The book parodies the series, the writer, the business of publishing and moviemaking, marketing, and pop-culture fandom, but has very little to say about any of those things that is either original or funny. Then another thought struck me like thunder, how can anyone even imagine writing a satire on Harry Potter?

But after you flip past that page it parocy a whole lot of boring, crude nothingness. Barry Trotter had been lying on my shelf for thhe long that I finally decided to give it a go. Barry Trotter is 22 and has never left the Hogwash School of Magic there’s been no need; after all G.


I say that as a person who insists on being able to say fuck in work meetings, who openly discusses masturbation and sex, and who just canceled her Tumblr account because they’re apparently no longer allowing porn. Almost every other character in the novel is a drunk and is stuck in the worst possible situation of their lives.

Maybe read, if you’ve read absolutely everything else already, and you already own it why?! Note for all future writers of literary parody: Nov 08, Lizzi Crystal rated it did not like it. Parodist, author of Barry Trotter series, shamelesa of Harry Potter books.

Soul of the Fire Terry Goodkind. Other books in the series.

Strangely I don’t find the idea of Dumbledore pissing on a model of Harry trptter Hermione’s top being turned invisible absolutely fucking hillarious, I wonder why? Viking Children’s Books Availability: Wizard’s First Rule Terry Goodkind. It’s in no way close to what J. Crude, adolescent, and now terribly dated, it was also witty, inventive, and most of all funny.

It obviously takes from Harry Potter but creates new ideas about the wizarding world. Did you ever read Bored of the Rings?

Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody (Barry Trotter, book 1) by Michael Gerber

I enjoyed the conceits. They are quite hilarious and worth a read if you have some extra time on your hands.


I admit that I did laugh hard once or twice during the book, but shamelesss it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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That those things stuck out as unnecessary more than in good fun, which so much of the book was. Score differential is more than that, the losing team catching the snitch won’t suddenly win.

K Rowling might appreciate. Debt of Bones Terry Goodkind. I’m not gonna finish this crap! Mar 14, Schnicklfritz rated it did not like it Shelves: And okay, the book might be all right, but the writing!

And the Unauthorized Parody.

Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody by Michael Gerber

There sbameless slyly affectionate digs at the books themselves but Gerber’s main scorn is directed at the monster that the Harry Potter franchise has become. It started out funny but got insanely annoying very, very fast. Every single character is a cop-out, for example: Barry Trotter 3 books. It’s not deconstructing Harry Potter enough to be a proper parody. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody Author s: Barry agrees a plan with Bumblemore; the film must be stopped.

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