Harry Potter should have died – Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen

Harry Potter should have died
Harry Potter should have died
Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen
Ulysses Press, 2009
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The Harry Potter saga ended in mid-2007, but the magical world J. K. Rowling created is big enough to, even after thousands and thousands of pages, still create doubts amongst readers. That’s how ‘Harry Potter Should Have Died’ appears, written by the two better known representatives of the quintessential american Harry Potter fansite, Mugglenet.

The book written by Emerson Spartz and Ben Schoen poses something different than other Harry Potter books. While you read it you encounter with Harry Potter questions in many levels, with two possible answers and the respective arguments to accept them, with a final veredict in the end of each one that determines the most coherent answer.

The questions themselves can be quite interesting, as if Snape is actually a hero, if Harry should have died, if the epilogue was a disappointment and more. Also, you can find funny questions to make the reading a bit more comical, like if it’s better to kiss Voldemort or a Dementor.

‘Harry Potter Should Have Died’ is a different book in the Harry Potter subject, without a major critical analysis of the phenomenon but an exclusive look at the content of the books themselves.


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5 Responses to Harry Potter should have died – Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen

  1. Courtney says:

    Hmmm… This is a light review and more of a summary of what the book is about. What did you think of it? What kind of answers did they give to these questions? Could you give an example?

    • Courtney, I usually do light reviews because I don’t want to spoil the book. I like to read a book and discover things as I read, and I think everyone should do that.

      I like the book, I read it on holidays, and I like it. It makes me feel back on time where I used to chat on Harry Potter forums. The answer they give depends on the question. If it’s a serious question, they give a totally serious answer. If is a comical question (like What’s the chessiest scene in the Harry Potter movies), they answer in a comical way.

  2. anonymous says:

    hahahaa, nope. he’s the boy who lived… he can die of old age instead πŸ˜‰

  3. ATM says:

    no offence, but that book is stupid! He IS the boy who lived!!!!

  4. Gail says:

    For all we know he did die momentarily. The scene with Dumbledore seems like it could have been a ‘near-death’ experience, which people have when they are clinically dead for a short time and then return

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