's Harry Potter Should Have Died's Harry Potter Should Have Died

Controversial Views From the #1 Fan Site

eBook - 2009
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The seventh and final book is out, but fans still fiercely debate the many controversial issues left unresolved. Now, the experts at argue passionately about what really happened and what should have happened.
Publisher: [United States] : Ulysses Press : Made available through hoopla, 2009
ISBN: 9781569757444
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Harry Potter should have died


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Oct 27, 2011

I didn’t enjoy this book, I won’t go so far as to make definitive statements like “this book sucks” or it was “totally awesome”. I felt the book off-putting due to its emotionally driven and unfiltered opinions. Even when I agreed with one of the positions, I cringed at the amateurish delivery. I’ll try to refrain from being so being so acerbic in my own opinion of this book and not grade it “T” for troll.

As I write this, I can barely hold back my own emotional judgments which strike to the heart of my contention with this book; it may present opposing sides to an issue but I feel that the all-or-nothing emotion opinons detract from the enjoyment and the experience of the books. I may bawl my eyes out every time Harry buries Dobby but that doesn’t mean that I don’t also deeply grieve the deaths of Snape or Dumbledore. I didn’t enjoy the black-or-white judgments the book made even if I agreed with them. And so, while I didn’t love this book I shouldn’t bash it either because some people loved it. To definitively declare that one thing is “better” than another or that someone else's opinos is "totally wrong" negates and insults another’s emotional experience.

While this book encouraged me to test some of my own preconceived notions, I would have preferred to read something that encouraged the informing of opinions while deepening one’s level of experience of the series. Besides, anyone who, like, thought Harry actually died is like, so totally wrong. It’s, like, clearly stated in the text at least twice that he totally didn’t die (DH pg. 567 and pg.570). Like, totally.

Aug 03, 2011

This book was really funny and I liked how more than one side of the argument was mentioned. It was fun to learn more about some characters and get more insight on the plot.

Dec 20, 2010

This was utterly fascinating to read and really opened my eyes about the things in Harry Potter which I had never really thought of before. Great work, MuggleNet!

Sep 01, 2010

This book was sheer brilliance on the part of authors Ben Schoen and Emerson Spartz. It was a hilarious book and I loved every arguement, from, "Are Gryffindors too glorified"(they said no) to what was the cheesiest movie scene, (the last scene for chamber of secrets) every single one was well thought out, and in the end they settled on a verdict. Mugglenet always comes out with the best Harry Potter fanbooks!

lol! :P That sounds mom forbade me to bring this book into the house, but I'm going to get it anyways...can't wait to read the essays!

loonylovesgood Aug 05, 2010

This is for the very obsessive Harry Potter fans out there (like me) who enjoy reading essays by opinionated fans! Some of the essays were a bit ridiculous ("Who would you rather make out with - Voldemore or a Dementor?") but many of them were well written and posed interesting questions. I always like the interesting books Mugglenet comes out with!


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