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Barry Trotter und die schamlose Parodie (original 2001; edition 2004)

by Michael Gerber, Michael Gerber (Author)

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Parody of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
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Title:Barry Trotter und die schamlose Parodie
Authors:Michael Gerber
Other authors:Michael Gerber (Author)
Info:Goldmann Verlag (2004), Taschenbuch, 256 pages
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Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody by Michael Gerber (2001)

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    Larry Bodter - Met de l'Ordre a Phoenix, Arizona by Yan Sored (Medicinos)
    Medicinos: Larry Bodter est une autre parodie de Harry Potter mais qui s'aventure dans d'autres mondes comme celui de Buffy contre les vampires et Le seigneur des anneaux tout en véhiculant une image plutôt méliorative tandis de Barry Trotter dresse un portrait plutôt cinglant de la saga. Deux parodies très différentes l'une de l'autre mais qui peuvent être complémentaires.… (more)
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As the title suggests this is a parody of the highly successful Harry Potter series. Barry is the “person” that Harry is based on. He sold his story to G.K. Rollins and has never left the Hogwash School of Magic because he is constantly surrounded by his leagues of muddle fans. In an attempt to stop the production of the movie version of one of the books he, Lon Measley and Ermine Cringer have an adventure taking them from England to New York and then on to L.A. This book has some funny moments and is very clever but I would not go out of my way to highly recommend it to anyone. It’s an amusing read for Potter fans and nothing more. Also, definitely not for the kiddies. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
am sewing of an evening.

I picked this up at Powell's in the Portland airport during an especially long, uncomfortable flight (4 planes, 2 airlines, 18 hours....) and wound up laughing out loud during my Portland to Minneapolis leg - my seatmate thought I was nuts, but it sure took the edge off the flight!

Don't look to this book for intellectual stimulation, or for a 'sacred' look at Harry in his adulthood. These people are more your every-day Joes, just looking for a way to get by, and stumbling more than they stand. A very relaxing, and relaxed, look at the Potters, by an author who is relaxed enough about himself and his writing to not only poke fun at his characters, but at himself.

Having an especially tough day? Pull this out and have a giggle, you deserve it! ( )
  soireadthisbooktoday | May 4, 2014 |
am sewing of an evening.

I picked this up at Powell's in the Portland airport during an especially long, uncomfortable flight (4 planes, 2 airlines, 18 hours....) and wound up laughing out loud during my Portland to Minneapolis leg - my seatmate thought I was nuts, but it sure took the edge off the flight!

Don't look to this book for intellectual stimulation, or for a 'sacred' look at Harry in his adulthood. These people are more your every-day Joes, just looking for a way to get by, and stumbling more than they stand. A very relaxing, and relaxed, look at the Potters, by an author who is relaxed enough about himself and his writing to not only poke fun at his characters, but at himself.

Having an especially tough day? Pull this out and have a giggle, you deserve it! ( )
  Leiahc | May 4, 2013 |
You don't really need to read this unless you're compelled to read everything related to Harry Potter. Mad Magazine's parodies of the films are funnier, albeit in a different genre. This parody certainly has its amusing points, and benefits from Gerber's affection for Harry Potter, but it's a mild parody of the content and the commercial exploitation of the books. There is no attempt to poke fun at Rowling's writing style (for example, there is not capitalized ADOLESCENT ANGST!), unlike the otherwise-weak Doon or the robust and still-entertaining Bored of the Rings. Still, Gerber's book manages to be something of its own as well as a parody, and is eerily prescient of an event or two occurring in Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
Snarky, a bit mean-spirited in places, but it did make me smile here and there. The plot within a plot within a plot was an interesting twist. I'll probably read the sequel. ( )
  MerryMary | Sep 13, 2012 |
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Für Jon und Kate...
und J. K. Rowling, in schamloser Bewunderung
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The Hogwash School for Wizards was the most famous school in the wizarding world, and Barry Trotter is its most famous student.
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Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody is the American title of Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody.
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Hogwash is the most famous school in the wizarding world and Barry Trotter is its most famous pupil. It's been that way ever since J.G. Rollins' Barry Trotter and the Philosopher's Scone broke publishing records worldwide.

So important has Barry become to the school's bottom-line that it has been agreed that he can stay at Hogwash for as long as he likes. Barry Trotter is 22.

Groupie-laden and scholarship-free, life has been good for the perpetual student, but now disaster looms. The movie Barry Trotter and the Incredible Attempt to Cash-in has gone into production and the Marketing Dept. at Wagner Bros. is going into overdrive. Hogwash will be submerged under a tide of souvenir-crazed Muddle fans, torn apart and sold on eBay, stone by mossy stone.

The movie must be stopped. Forget Lord Valumart — Barry, Ermine Cringer and Lon Measely must try to defeat the most powerful force of grasping sleazoids the world has ever known: Hollywood.
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