Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J. K. Rowling)

Synopsis: A Harry Potter "textbook", this is an index with introduction to all the magical beasts that inhabit the world of Harry Potter.

Review: This is a fun, thin volume that lets one, for a moment, pretend you are on your way to Hogwarts and this is your textbook. Part of the "story" behind the book is it is a copy of Harry's and includes his comments and notes - which are quite hilarious. The layout is easy to read, but still enjoyable for the adult reader. My two favorite animals are the Kneazle (I want one) and the Chizpurfle (a nearly invisible creature that, in the absence of something magical to knaw, will attack modern electronics). Given how often my computer has issues, it makes the Chizpurfle almost believable. This is a must-have book for any Harry Potter fan, and a enjoyable read.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-439-32160-3
Date Finished: 7-18-2015
Pages: 42

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