Barry Trotter And The Unauthorized Parody

Barry Trotter And The Unauthorized Parody

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Overview

A spoof of the popular series of children's books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890470012
Publisher: Michael Gerber
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 0.41(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read one of the reviews that said that this book was 'gross' and that there were too many sex jokes even though children were going to be reading this book. Well, I for one do not believe anyone below the sixth grade should not read Harry Potter due to the fact that they might not comprehend the forces of evil that are in the book. I dont think that kids should read this book, but then again I would like them to enjoy a hilarious parody of a story they enjoy. Umm...and another mention towards that one review. They stated that this book was just like Harry Potter with the names mixed around and the situations and things. Well, that is what a parody is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have no idea what this other reviewer is speaking of. Yes there are some dirty poop jokes, but nothing that an eight year old who has seen a PG-13 movie isn't familiar with. Gerber skewers Potter mania while celebrating Rowling's creation: I loved it as did my seven year old. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, plus a great way to teach kids about parody!
deliriousdivinity on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. That's all I have to say. Very adult in parts, and constantly pushing the limit, but still a brilliant example of absurdism and parody.
lizzybeans11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I refuse to finish this book. Perhaps I expected too much from a parody but this was just not that funny. There were too many blatant gibes at the HP franchise - which, yes, isn't an awesome reflection of our society, but Gerber doesnt even make jokes out of his scorn. The disgusting part is that Gerber must have, on some level, realised that he would be benefiting from the consumerist culture surrounding the HP franchise. (I'm glad I got my copy for free).There were too few clever parts for me to find it engaging and I gave up in the first chapter.
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Higster More than 1 year ago
While this book may be funny and entertaining, it is absolutely not appropriate for children. Among many of the curse words, is the F bomb. My 10 year old Harry Potter fanatic thought it would be a fun read, but it's going back.
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Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody is one of the best parody stories I have read. The jokes in it are very funny and the story itself is great. This is an excellent read for anyone who loves Harry Potter, but can still take a good joke now and then.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the words of the author, it's a piece of crap--but then, it's supposed to be. Some of the jokes are too blunt or easy to be funny, and I think it contains a bit too much of the author's commentary about Harry Potter's marketing. On the other hand, some of it had me falling out of my chair laughing. The writing isn't the greatest, but the basis for the storyline is quite clever. I laughed out loud enough to make it worth what I paid for it. 'Real Harry Potter fans' who can't laugh at themselves will just find this book stupid and insulting. Everyone else will probably have a good time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some said this was disrespectful toward Ms. Rowling, but I think this book is more of a tribute to her books. Michael Gerber has a habit of showing adoration toward real things the same way a seventh grade boy shows he likes a girl: instead of holding it sacred, he purposely blasphems it to get attention. I think it's funny, essentially, brilliant, in spite of its incredibly stupidity... Good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it's awfully rude and insensitive making fun of a great book like Harry Potter. Any REAL fan of Harry wouldn't stand for this insulting series. Honestly,HOGWASH?
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was funny. I recommended it to my friend, Austin after, the night before looking up 'Harry Potter jokes and parodies'!! I still wonder what Daniel Radcliffe would say, though he might vomit and laugh both at the book, the idea, and mostly at himself!!Dork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Althogh i am one of the biggest harry potter fans in the world, i have to admit it was a funny book. after all, every great book has a parody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the funniest books that I have ever read. ANyone of all ages can read this book. It makes fun of Harry Potter in lots of different ways. But it is not anapropriate so anyone can read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was hurtful rude and distastefull For Harry Potter fans its NOT recomneded..
Guest More than 1 year ago
barry trotter was unwittingly funny beside the fact that it is mimicing the true harry potter series although there are a few punch lines here and there its not that all that and a bag of chips so if i will say so myself read both books the real Harry Potter and the halairous Barry Trotter
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, someone has brouhgt som reality to an overly fitional bok. While I am a fan of the Harry Potter series, this book brings an 'E: True Hollywood Story' feel to it, and it was very rereshing. Although the humor is a bit above the 'PG' rating of it's basis, they're great none-the-less, and i found myself having to put down the book, for a second, just to catch my breath between some of the more serious dialouge. Get this book if you like to laugh and/or if you would ike to see Harry Potter should try suviving in OUR world for a while.*_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I first heard of Barry Trotter from a friend. I decided to buy it for fun. I read it and loved it! It was a great book and I think anyone that likes humor will like this. It is stupid, but that's why it's funny. But in the end I still think Barry's no Harry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book in my local bookstore, it looked like a great book. The book cover is HILARIOUS and I love the names of the characters! They crack me up! Unfortunately, the book itself is a bit tedious and I can only think of about two or three sentences in it that I fully enjoyed. However, the cover compensated for the book being bad, and even right now that book cover has been ripped off the book and is now taped onto my dorm room wall. If you see this book somewhere and you're looking for something interesting to read, I suggest you just buy a real Harry Potter book, unless you like the cover as much as I do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brevity is the soul of wit, so it's unfortunate that this wicked, bratty satire doesn't know when to quit. Skilled comic writer Michael Gerber gleefully fills 176 dense (in both senses of the word) pages with vulgar humor, mild sexual deviation, muddy storytelling, mean-spirited barbs and (fictional) character assassination. So far so good, satire fans will say. But it's guaranteed to anger Harry Potter's core audience and their rating-conscious parents, and will soar over the heads of non-Potter readers. So who exactly is the non-PG "Barry Trotter" intended to amuse?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book please read it if you have a sense of humor
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a FUNNY BOOK READ IT !!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an insult to (real) Harry Potter fans -like me-, but of course if you don't like Harry Potter, be my guest and read it.