By Michael Gerber
Barry Trotter is 22 and hasn't ever left the Hogwash university of Magic - there's been little need; finally, G.K. Rollin's books approximately him have made him a millionaire, and Barry is completely chuffed to whereas away his days as a perpetual (loaded) scholar. The hoardes of Muddles who loiter around outdoor Hogwash eager to see him, contact him, are slightly discomfort yet he can take care of that. yet then comes information that Hollywood is making plans a movie of Rollin's first booklet approximately Barry. and so they all comprehend what that suggests: lack of inventive regulate; affordable advertising; thousands extra Muddles swarming over Hogwash. Barry consents a plan with Bumblemore: the movie has to be stopped. BARRY TROTTER AND THE SHAMELESS PARODY is an incisive and hilarious parody of the Harry Potter phenomenon. There are slyly affectionate digs on the books themselves yet Gerber's major scorn is directed on the monster that the Harry Potter franchise has turn into. The booklet has an inventive power all its personal introducing characters and a hilarious tackle magic that even J.K Rowling could have fun with.
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