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June 26, 2012

Book Review: Harry Potter: The Prequel – J.K.Rowling

Filed under: Books — Santhosh @ 1:59 PM

Book Name: Harry Potter: The Prequel
Author: J.K.Rowling
Genre: Fantasy
Link: Read the piece here.

Handwritten on a card, this is an 800-word story written by J. K. Rowling, which was auctioned off alongside thirteen similar cards from other authors on 11 June 2008 in the “What’s Your Story?” auction at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly. Bought for £25,000 the proceeds went for charity. Set about three years before the birth of Harry Potter, the story recounts an adventure experienced by Sirius Black and James Potter.

Comment: More like a short scene than a short story. The writing’s more fan-fiction than JKR. Poor writing even for a napkin/card, heroes giving the weak a hard time, intentional display of magic before muggles, wands breaking on impact, and if I read it correctly, tees emblazoned with the Order’s logo (so much for a secret society fighting against all-powerful evil who in turn provide comic relief by smashing into cars and falling senseless).

My Rating: 2/5. Rated 2 stars purely for the thrill of discovery and the intent behind this piece.

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