Wednesday 7 December 2016

One-line reviews by people who clearly had not read the books - Part V

This is the fifth Part in a series we are doing of one-line reviews of Books - where the reviewer has clearly not actually read the Book itself. This is, let it be noted, an exercise in humour, and no author sentiments, cats, or country musicians are intended to be harmed.

The first Part of this series, along with a detailed introductory note, can be found here:

All entries are by me except where indicated.

41. Of Mice and Men is John Steinbeck’s account of human-rodent interactions and how they have evolved over the ages. [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

42. The Ground Beneath her Feet is Salman Rushdie’s scholarly look at seismology. [Ravi Kumar]

43. Through Shame, Salman Rushdie presents a believable account of Adam, Eve, the talking snake and the forbidden fruit and in that process impresses on readers the importance of following religious texts without question. [Ravi Kumar]

44. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is JK Rowling’s insightful look at one young boy’s first experience with marijuana and existentialism [JeanBurke-Spraker]

45. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets goes on to narrate the delinquent teen’s visits to opium dens [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

46. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban takes forward the story of the boy’s moral fall by association with criminal elements. [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

47. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we see the boy undergoing a trial by fire, consuming the most dangerous and addictive of substances. [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

48. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix sees the teen finally formally join the drug cartels [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

49. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we see the boy take on the Prince of the Half-bloods, those whose blood has been thinned by decades of substance abuse. [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

50. In the final volume, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we see how substance abuse leads to a bitter end, as the protagonist is hanged to death. The series is strongly recommended for all those who are tempted to try drugs. [Karthik Lakshminarayan]

For entries 51-60 in this series, click here

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