11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Fun, but clever..?,
This review is from: Barry Trotter And The Shameless Parody (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
A shameless parody is exactly what this book is. It's quite fun and entertaining, but I feel it could have been much funnier. Barry Trotter is a perpetual student who is doing everything in his power to avoid leaving Hogwash School and get a job. He uses his celebrity to make money and take advantage of impressionable young ladies! The humour in this book comes from seeing favourite characters portrayed in a slightly less innocent light. The problem with this book is that the joke wears thin very quickly. Yes, there are some funny moments and the sarcastic comments about the Harry Potter merchandising monster are good. I feel that this joke could have made a great article or story in a magazine, but there wasn't really enough material for a whole book.