Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse
[from the back cover:] "Find out just how awful Barry was when he first came to Hogwash. The previous two Barry Trotter books have sold 600,000 copies, to people all around the world who really should know better. So when Mike said he wanted to do a prequel (technical terminology for 'artistically unjustified but financially sound hasty last-minute addition to an unexpectedly successful series of books') you can be sure we put on our best 'what-a-great-idea' faces, and agreed. And because this is a 'prequel' (see above) you really don't have to have read either Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody or Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel (even though we're taking this opportunity to remind you just what great books they really are) before you buy this book." Told in flashbacks, hypnotized Barry experiences his first true romance and a trip to the afterlife. He tries to recharge his wand by reeking pointless chaos as he flees across the world pursued by Lord Valumart, who, as always, is intent on killing him. Included at the end of this intelligent and idiotic story full of sophisticated and gutter humor are a hilarious glossary and ridiculous set of ten reading group discussion questions. All three of the Barry Trotter parody's of the Harry Potter series are in the Bookshare collection.
- 2004 Michael Gerber
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