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I would rather just read any Harry Potter book instead. But then comes news that Hollywood is planning a film of Rollin’s first book about Barry. I read this book and although I was confused seems frotter be an extended theme in my reviews at first if I liked it or not. This is definitely the stupidest book I’ve read in a long time.

It’s in no way close to what J. The Barry Trotter books are parodies on the actual series.

I personally feel that this book has been cheap, cheap publicity and the author was probably jealous of Queen JKR and thought he’d get something by taking her baby and giving it his own ridiculous and extremely pathetic twist. I believe, it would have been a low blow to detoriate the original story in any trotte way. This is a spoof on Harry Potter. Fortunately, it’s not very long. I bsrry the conceits. The Art of Discworld Terry Pratchett. There is exactly two demographics for Barry Trotter–people who read the first Harry Potter book and didn’t care for it and who have a crude sense of shamekessand people who were forced to see the movie and hated it.


Feb 16, Glenn rated it did not like it. And that is hilarious. It was kind of funny in parts, but mostly just ridiculous. The hoardes of Muddles who hang around outside Hogwash desperate to see him, touch him, are a bit of pain but he can deal with that.

I still don’t think the names were funny, they just sounded childish and ridiculous. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. For more reviews, go here.

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For example, there is a Quiddit aka, Quidditch scene and the author makes reference to how dumb it is that the person who catches the sneetch snitch wins the game, and how it makes for a convenient plot device. Barry Trotter is a n’er do well, a perpetual student at Hogwash. K Rowling might appreciate. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The facet that Gerber changed the names Harry to Barry wasn’t too funny.

With fond memories of that parody in mind, I was looking forward to Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody. It started out funny but got abrry annoying very, very fast. House of Suns Alastair Reynolds.

Bumblemore sends Barry and Lon to the rescue mission. You take the guy fond of alcohol shhameless is kind of slow intellectually, and make him dumber and drunker? Got to about page 30 and it stank so bad Except that’s not how the game works.

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

That those things stuck out as unnecessary more than in good fun, which so much of the book was. Barry agrees a plan with Bumblemore; the film must be stopped. Ugh, this was abysmal, truly terrible. I shall now be petitioning Gerber for the 50p I wasted on this back. Names like the Dork Lord, Bumblemore, Serious and Snipe fascinated me back then but anything even mildly going against Potter was on my oh-no-you-didn’t list.


The book starts off simply, with Barry et al travelling to America to stop the latest Trotter film. But it kept me entertained while I waited for my car to get fixed, so it was worth reading.

May 21, Louisa rated it did not like it Shelves: Return to Book Page.

Ermine, on Barry’s request paying off her student loans joins them because even in the parody she is good with spells. But instead, it turned out to be intolerable, unnecessary and straight up stupid.

While trying to be funny, it fell into a sort of annoying crudeness, and the best part about it was getting it over with. But after grotter flip past that page it is a whole lot of boring, crude nothingness. Other books in the series. It had the potential to be really funny, but I didn’t find it funny.