’s Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site

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Posted 13 May 2010 in General

  • ISBN13: 9781569757116
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
J. K. Rowling not only told a wonderful story of a boy wizard; she also created an endless, magical world filled with millions of what-ifs. Whether the reader is a ten-year-old in the school lunchroom or an adult posting on one of the countless Potter fansites, debating what ifs is the love of millions of Harry Potter fans. Now’s Unofficial, Unauthorized and Unequaled Harry Potter Debates brings the original and entertaining views of the experts behind to 100 of the most interesting and contentious debate topics in the Potter world. Digging into every reference in all seven books, the authors apply the same unmatched insight that allowed them to be so incredibly accurate with their p… More >>’s Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site


  1. Malia Nash

    This book is presented in a rather clever manner: topics such as “Who made the most romantic couple” is discussed as one would see on a forum…the pro and the con with their “verdict”.

    I would have enjoyed it better if they had asked the REAL question: which character was the most annoying in the end?

    The two contenders would be Herminone and Ron. Herminone who I wanted to tell “give it a rest already!” and Ron who hurt Harry twice with his jealousy.

    Another “should have” question would be, “Did Harry REALLY love Ginny or did he just want the most popular girl?” Rating: 3 / 5

  2. Michelle

    Can someone please tell me what the point of this book is for? This is just stuff they talked about on their cast. Thats all!!! Don’t waste your money! Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Christa J. Gartner

    Here is yet another great Mugglenet book! The first was terrific and this one follows in it’s footsteps. HOWEVER, I am in total disagreement with their take on it being good that Rowling said that Dumbledore was gay. It was NOT obvious in the books, NOT relevant to the story and personally it ruined the series for me. I really think she should have kept her mouth shut and let people privately make their own observations. I’m a HUGE HP fan, a huge Rowling fan, but I really feel she just shot her mouth off about this when it wasn’t necessary. Everything else in the book… well it’s just as terrific as everything was in the first book. The speculations, opinions, everything is well explained, well written and summerized. I am just in total disagreement with that one thing. It’s a book I would definitely recommend to anyone who is head over heels for the HP series like I am! :) Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Fatima Gonzalez

    I really like this book, it was a review of our Harry Potter books. I almost agree in everything,but sometimes they get a lot focus in one thing.

    Thank mugglecast, Keep working! Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Runa Zaman

    In their return book, Ben Schoen and Emerson Spartz decide to go for an interesting Q&A debate format. As they mention in the opening (which, by the way, incorrectly names the podcast ‘MuggleSpace’, which gets on my nerves), many of their views will get on your nerves, and I may be paraphrasing on that one. I found myself continually asking “Did they really have to go there?” and raging at the book. I almost felt like some of the debates, if not all, would have been better off if they’d been argued by fans, leaving the end result ambiguous and up to the reader to decide, as opposed to giving definite answers. The arguments are quick, concise, and compelling, sure to keep your attention in their fun, conversational tones. It really made me wonder what JK Rowling herself would think of some of these arguments, and I almost feel like there’d be some she’d certainly disagree with, although I won’t pretend to know how she thinks. I think the one argument that bothered me most of all (and there were many) was the titular one, Should Harry Potter Have Died? I don’t know, I kind of feel like if you’re going to name your book Harry Potter Should Have Died, that should also be the conclusion you should reach in your debate, as opposed to “Harry should have lived.” Maybe that’s just me.

    Rating: 4/5 Rating: 4 / 5

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