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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2003
You don't need to be a Potter fan to enjoy in this incredibly humourous book. If the JK Rowling books annoy you slightly, then this magical spoof is even better, ripping apart everything (in a good way).
Sure, it pulls apart lots of stuff from Harry Potter that will make your sides split, but it has another look on life. It shows just what fame and fortune can do to people.
A very classy read. Buy it.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 28 December 2002
If you like Harry Potter and are of a certain age ( either physically or mentally 12 years of age ), then you will really enjoy this book. Unfortunately I am 39 and didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would - although I really enjoyed the Harry Potter books and am looking forward to the next one.
I also purchased 'Bored Of The Rings,' which I imagine is be published by the same people because it is the same size hardback book, because I had read this 20 years ago and unfortunately did not find this as funny as I had done originally.
Buy it for your kids to read and then borrow it for yourself.
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5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2002
if you enjoy a good parody (bored of the rings, et al) then windmill into this one.
as a j.k.rowling fan (although not describing her in gushy terms as all seem to) i found this tome entertaining, topical (if you catch my drift), and humourous as every opportunity.
"mistakes are intentional" (sic) is proclaimed at the very beginning "they are jokkes" - sets the pace which is maintained and does not disappoint.
fantastic references to the "real thing", true tongue-in-cheek stuff, with an hilarious plot which just makes you wonder from time to time who created who...
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7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 3 November 2003
THis book is a great book. I recommend it for anyone who doesn't miund a little bit of swearing and a good read! Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down!! A good read
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2003
...book I've attempted to read in a long time.
A parody should be funny, witty and clever. This book lacks points 1,2 and 3.
I did try, but like another reviewer I got stuck/fed-up about a quarter of the way through.
I know I should really finish a book before reviewing, and if I do and change my mind I'll re post...but somehow I can't imagine it.
Truly awful.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2003
I am absoloutely astounded about the humour in this parody. However, It was getting increasingly close to the actual book "Harry Potter", any closer, and there could have been a law suit. Congratulations, but watch it
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2005
Complete bilge - Gerber is clearly trying so hard to make a quick buck that he falls over himself in his study of parody.
When a reader wishes to be amused by such a spoof (and there ARE some funny bits to it) the craft of the spoof should be consistent with the original and the simple fact is that he cannot write as well as J K Rowling.
I gave up half way through, something I've never done before.
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5 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2003
Hi i am actually a really sad person who reads these sad books and actually enjoys them. Well done to J.K Rowling for wriring such an excellent and enticing book. I am 12 and really likes thesebooks. My favourite character is Valumart he's sensational. Where did J.K Rowling get her inspiration from? Her Dad? Barry is a stupid lazy typical teenager just like my mother. This book is crazy but i enjoyed reading it. The storyline is magic. When Lon Measly gets a new Washing machine for his christmas, it sucks him and barry into a magic world of witches and goblins with huge noses. Bumblemore is sooooo funny..............I wish i could meet him in real life!! J.K Rowlings books are the best in the world my mum even read them and she's 19! J.k Rowling please bring out a new book. I can't wait to read. GGGGRRRRR!
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