The Man Without Qualities oWhich is rarely a good sign It wasn t but it might as well have been as I m sure no self respecting JKR fan would deign to submit it for publishing Firstf all was the fact that the blurb included dot points stating what FAs would be answered within Incidentally few were The about the author section spelt his daughter s name Rachael though in the dedications her name was Rachel I strongly suspected that an author who couldn t decide Hope Beyond Illness on the spellingf his daughter s name may not be the world s greatest authority The Land Leviathan on anyone else Indeed I was correct Atne point he writes Joanne Kathleen Rowling came kicking and screaming into the world and fortunately for me I had a fellow Potterhead Star Wars Planets of the Galaxy Volume 1 on standby to share in myutrage As just about every fan An Apple A Day: Health in Every Realm of the books would know she doesn t have a middle name After being told by her publishers to choose a middle name so she could use the initial as partf a professional pseudonym she chose her favourite grandma s name So she did NOT come kicking and screaming into the world as Joanne Kathleen Rowling and didn t take Pilfer Academy: A School So Bad It's Criminal on the name until many years laterMarc Shapiro theffending author in uestion describes how he would not like to meet Voldemort r the Dementor n a dark night as if there is Il fuoco della redenzione onlyne He goes Když duben přichází on to say that banks are run bywls which is an El Supervivient obvious and glaring error Unless post is actually delivered by goblins and I ve had the wrong endf the stick all this time The character Desiderio conosciuto of Nearly Headless Nick is referred to as Nick the Nearly Headless Ghost which while not technically incorrect is a title that never appears in the series And don t get me startedn Cho Chan For all the research Shapiro supposedly did there was not a single interview Creature grandi e piccole. La tenera e umana storia di un medico degli animali or piecef information passed Jihad on to him first hand it all came from previous interviews and public appearances manyf which I had already read transcripts Beautiful Me: Believing God's Truth about You of myself I m not sure I learnt a single thing from this book I didn t already know Needless to say I was disappointed Hardly surprising given histher published titles include biographies Desse auga of Justin Bieber E L James infamous she devil known for the Fifty Shades series Selena Gomez and Katie Holmes I m glad that I read this book There were lotsf interesting facts I didn t know about Rowling which was very surprising Povertyfailed marriage it also tells about her rise to fame when she created the Harry Potter books I recommend this book to anyone who loves Harry Potter کاناپهی قرمز or the Author herself So I am a big fanf the Harry Potter books and everything surrounding them and their author and have stuck with the fanbase to this day I found JK Rowling The Wizard Behind Harry Potter at Half Price Books and said hey why not learn about the author I mean I knew her basic life story and whatnot but not specifically Then I saw that this was a biography not an autobiography by Marc Shapiro I figured at the time that this did not matter Apparently it matters Not The Seven Signposts of Existence only does this man whoever he may be have choppy boring sentence structure at most points and never varies anything to make it exciting he gets so many facts and spellingsf things from Harry Potter which is what this about well Rowling writing it and the things in it but you know that it is uncanny I was laughing aloud at the things that this guy put down It was absolutely bvious that he had never spoken to "the woman in his life let alone learned anything about the story On Page 2 yes PAGE 2 he makes "woman in his life let alone learned anything about the story On Page 2 yes PAGE 2 he makes first error calling fans f Harry Potter Potterites which was hilarious
because we have never been called anything besides Potterheads This is not the nly place he says that either we have never been called anything besides Potterheads This is not the nly place he says that either minor errors include Hagrid being a giant He is a half giant Marc Shapiro Several times Shapiro calls the normal people world the Muggle Muggles are non magical beings not a place He also spells several character s names wrong including Cho Chan which is actually Cho Chang if he would bother to look it up It also claims that book six is titled Harry Potter and the Green Flame Torch which is absolutely false and not even the title To Name Those Lost of any bookr anything within the A History of Russia other books He also claims that Rowling confirmed the releasef three books Harry Potter and the Pyramids Click, Clack, ABC of Furmat Harry Potter and the Chariots Shapiro misspelled chariotsf course and Harry Potter and the Alchemist s Cell which are all completely bogus and were actually denied by Rowling in a national interview when inuired about Yes there are bound to be errors but when you read this you really get the feeling that Shapiro did not do an Nunca pasa nada ouncer research before writing this I would also say that ANYONE from ur 8TH GRADE honors English class could have written it better than he did I don t think he proofread any f his sentences whatsoever This is a sentence taken directly from the book Because the latest adventure Lincoln's Last Hours of Harry his good friends Ron and Hermione and their adventures Now seriously Could you not have found a way to not say the their adventures twice in the same sentence Methinks that Shapiro did not have enough cash to hire an editor You can just tell that Shapiro literally collected his information from unsourced random websites Nonef his sources are Monte Cassino ones that anyone would have ever heardf and none Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday of the uotes are from people that Rowling actually knew they are all random All in all I am uestioning in my mind how someone managed to write 228 pagesf this and sell it to anyone I guess I was stupid enough to buy it without reading the first five pages
which contain several errors right ff the bat I looked up this author and it turns contain several errors right ff the bat I looked up this author and it turns that he has written probably hundreds �por Qu� Engordamos?: Y Qu� Hacer Al Respecto of so called best selling yes it says best sellingn every cover biographies and every review is similar to mine It doesn t matter who it is An author A musician A historical The Weapon from Beyond or political figure Anyone who has expertisen the topic has reviewed the book and basically said that Shapiro has no idea what he s talking about The Say A Little Prayer (James Palatine Thriller one redeeming thing about the book is probably that it gave some information about her early life that I didn t know but that was probably fullf errors so who can trust it This book has conjuring in it than all The Shub-Niggurath Cycle: Tales of the Black Goat with a Thousand Young of JK Rowling s seven Harry Potter novels put together One has to uestion the credibilityf an author and the publishing house that would publish a book chock full Na Warte, Sagte Schwarte: Ein Bilderbuch of inaccuracies I got so tired. Potter series will get to see their favorite author as they never have before From a child with a wonderful imagination who didn't uite fit in to a single mother with almostverwhelming responsibilities the JK Rowling story is a wonderful chance for adults and children to enjoy a heartwarming magical storytogether Inside
Marc Shapiro ´ 2 Free downloadYesterday when I was leaving the library with my son the youth room to be exact I saw this book Ardente on display and immediately picked it up I am a big HP fan and I love Jo Rowling so I was excited to read it The book is not by her though it s by a guy named Marc Shapiro and I really don t think he had any right to write this book Mostf his sources were big magazines Jの総て 3 [J no Subete 3] or newspaper articles with interviews with Jo in thembut he never talkedinterviewed her himself What got me the most angry in just the first 20 pages1 He continued to refer to Harry Potter as being a 13 yearld boy wizard who receives a letter to go to Hogwarts UM NO Harry was 10 when the book first starts and he celebrates his 11th birthday in a beat down Proiezioni urbane. La realtà dell'immaginario old shack and in the early morningf his 11th birthday Hagrid breaks into the shack and gives Harry his letter He is not 13 until the third book Harry Potter and the Prisoner The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 of Azkaban You get your letter to Hogwarts when you are 11 NOT 13 2 They referred to CHO CHANG as Cho Chan I don t know if it was just a typo but considering this guys lackf correct information throughout the book I m pretty sure he just had the name wrong Did he even read the books I have to ask myself 3 He keeps referring to her as Joanne Kathleen Rowling as if Kathleen is really a part Fear of her namemiddle name It is not She does not HAVE a middle name Before the publicationf Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella or Philosophers Stone which was theriginal name they told Jo that because she was a woman she probably wouldn t appeal to young boy readers so they wanted to give her a different name that was neutral JK Rowling sounded neutral The K for Kathleen came from a family member Jo decided to take it and put it in her name for the books it is not her real middle name and in the book the author kept referring to her as Joanne Kathleen Rowling and it was frustratingAfter I noticed those three mistakes I almost put the book down But I then decided to lightly pencil in all f the correct info Overall the book wasn t horrid I loved reading about Jo s home life and all the struggles and good times she went through It s fun to see that side f your favorite author but then again I don t know much Seasons of Change of that information was false I havenly gone into deeply reading the Harry Potter books but not too much material Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader on Jo So I am unable to catch some wrong info about her That part does bug me a bit wondering how muchf the book was rubbish and how much was true in terms For the Strength of You of Jo s life and struggles I did see a lifetime made movie about her called Behind the Magic the JK Rowling story Think that was the name Sother than a few things that really frustrated me it was an kay read I think they should have waited until all the HP books were ut before writing this They Midnight's Master onlyutlined the first book and briefly mentioned titles up until the 5th book They didn t mention anything about her knowing the ending Marriage Is Pure Murder of the story before she finished writing the first that bummed meut but I suppose for what it was a biography in the children s section Liar's Bench of the library it wasn t horrendous It just didn t have all the correct factsA fewther little indiscrepancies I noticed in the book Jo s parents are described as very supportive in some parts but in Tell Me No Secrets others they seem to be the parents who say Oh that s nice but where is the pension in that so there wasn t muchf "an accurate read n her parents Also there was a mention that she knewdidn t plan to make money "accurate read n her parents Also there was a mention that she knewdidn t plan to make money New Year's Eve Murder of the book but then later she mentioned she just wanted to make enough to support her writing Well it sne A Guide To The Louvre or thether I can t tell if these are just things Jo has said that seem to cross Sheisty (Sheisty series, one anotherr just the way the author isbut either way it bugged me Lastly in the beginning Where There's Smoke 2 of the book it is said that she has a dreamy childhood who easily made friends and had fun being a tomboy and enjoyed sharing her stories but latern an interview was uoted where she said she would never do childhood Stabbed in the Baklava over because it was horrible HUH Maybe her teen years before she blossomed and she just felt awkward I could understand that But that s not her childhood so yea That is my reviewf this book Wish I could have given it 25 stars 3 seems too high but 2 seems too low I did enjoy chunks Come Sunday Morning Saga of the book just not the wrongr misleading info This book has just ne thing going for it it s the first biography for youngsters about the popular author The nly Damn Love other sourcesf information are articles in newspapers magazines and On Tyranny on the Internet Unfortunately the text reads like a rough draftf a junior high research paper Incomplete and fragmented sentences abound as Shapiro rambles Mount Terminus on in a confusing manner uotations are loosely traced to articles and interviews in their sentences but are not properly documented Shapiro writes in absolutes without noting sources events appearut The Devil's Elixirs of nowhere as if they d been previously mentioned It s a shame that the book is too inaccurate unsubstantiated and poorly written to be suitable for research purposes Also the book must have been in production before the namef Harry Potter Book 4 was changed from the Doomspell Tournament to Goblet Stolen by the Highlander of Fire but the mistake will jumput at readers What was unforgivable was that the author was a little confused with some Miss Prim's Untamable Cowboy of the details in the books when he stated thatwls run banks when the books clearly say that goblins run Gringotts he also states a few incorrect names Shapiro wrote Cho Chan instead My Friend the Boogeyman of Cho Chang as the namef Harry s first girlfriendMore Chobits Art Book: Your Eyes Only of Purplycookie s Reviews Book Details Title JK Rowling The Wizard Behind Harry Potter Author Marc ShapiroReviewed By Purplycookie This is a biography about the authorf the Harry Potter series and how the books became so successful It starts from Rowling s childhood when she was clearly imaginative than the rest f her friends and classmates It then goes through her yound adulthood when she experienced a family death and had her first child She then became very poor and wrote
THE HARRY POTTER SERIES ON WHATEVERHarry Potter series n whatever Perché mentiamo con gli occhi e ci vergognamo con i piedi? of paper she could find I m notne that usually reads biographies but this was very well written and Rowling s story is awe inspiring After all she went from being poor to extremely successful with Longshot only a creative mind a pencil and paper Hilariously and unintentionally awful It looked self published to me. Harry Potter is loved throughout the world so is his creator Joanne Kathleen JK Rowling is a true wizard a woman who has the ability to recall vividly her days as a child and capture those wild wonderful difficult times an ability that helps make her creation Harry Potter seem so real In this revealing look fansf the Harry. Of listing everything that was wrong with this book because A there was so much The Holy Bible in Audio - King James Version: Hosea of it and B it was hindering my reading because I constantly had to stop and make a note for my review Thenly good part The Memoirs of Marshal Foch of this book was the last Chapter where the author states that Rowling said inrder to write a book Uncovering the Correttis one has to actually sit down and write it and write what you know unfortunately as great as an advice that is it s nothing that anyther author hasn t said before and an advice that Marc Shapiro should have also taken How can you take anything he wrote about Rowling seriously when he didn t even get her birth year right It s a shame this was passed A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali off as a legitimate novel I mean seriously the guy is making moneyff Machinal of this You should be ashamedf yourself for ripping people Biostatistical Analysis off because it s like a high school book report than a real novel whose information seemed to have been copied and pasted from the internet which Mr Shapiro basically admitted in the prefacef the book but another disturbing part Caught on a Train of this book is that the author also conveniently failed to cite which information came from what source Isn t that called plagiarismWith so many glaring mistakesne has to wonder whether Mr Shapiro has actually ever read a single Harry Potter book andor call to uestion his ability to research a subject any subject Here s the list Der Bruder of mistakes I found and I m just your every day Harry Potter fan On page xii MrShapiro states learning the fine arts Pruning the Fourth Branch of charms spells and magic alongside good friends Ron and Hermione at the feetf Professor Dumbledore when in fact by the time Harry Ron and Hermione attend Hogwarts Professor Dumbledore was already the headmaster Montessori Elementary Materials - The Advanced Montessori Method (Illustrated) of the school In Chamberf Secrets Tom Riddle s diary shows that Professor Dumbledore taught Transfiguration when Tom was still attending Hogwarts which was than forty years prior the trio attending the school Although I suppose Bona Dea: The Sources And A Description Of The Cult one can argue that Professor Dumbledore taught Harry Ron and Hermione valuable life lessons Ok I ll give Mr Shapiro thatne On page 5 Domino o MrShapiro mentions that the portraitsf long dead ancestors who come alive at night to primp and curl their hair During the Edinburgh Book Festival Rivelazione /2 on August 15 2004 Rowling explained that the portraits were enchanted imprints left behind by the subjectf the portrait and are Anamorfosi, o magia artificiale degli effetti meravigliosi only capablef very limited interaction Mostly they would repeat catchphrases they were known to have said when they were alive So in essence Chiquinho once a spell was castn the portraits they become animated from that point Homes Promise on and could interact with the living all the time not just at night MrShapiro mistakenly states the moment when Harry discovers Cho Chan Gente de Dublin on the uidditch field Cho s last name is Chang with a g not Chan like the martial arts actor Jackier the fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Maybe that was a typo but judging from the kerning I would venture to say this was a serious Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya oversightf facts by the writer and who ever proofread this book On page 7 Toy Girl o Perhaps the most erroneous statement MrShapiro makes in this book was that In the worldf Harry Potter Sono tossica di te owls run banks WRONG Owl Post it s even the titlef the first chapter in Prisoner Heroes Are My Weakness of Azkaban for goodness sake Owls deliver the post goblins runs the banks Ok thisne can t be attributed to being a typo but the person charged with the task My Father's Notebook of checkingut the facts for this book seriously needs to think about a career change Limbo o MrShapiro also states But finally it is Harry Potter a skinny thirteen yearld with glasses green eyes and a head The Little MongoDB Book of unruly black hair who is the heartf JK Rowling s adventures Thirteen Sure by the third book But if you want to get technical about it in the Sorcerer s Stone the first time we meet Harry he was Dormir Sans Larmes only a yearld By the time we are introduced to a spectacled Harry Potter nearly ten years has passed according to the California Prose Directory 2014: New Writing from The Golden State opening sentence in chapter two that would make the glasses wearing Harry Potter eleven yearsld On page 17 MrShapiro states Rowling
S PARENTS MET ON A TRAINparents met n a train 1963 Her parents met in 1964 Piranha: Firing Point o MrShapiro wrote Ann worked as a lab technician JK s mother s name is misspelled It s Anne with an e and not Ann On page 19 The author lists JK Rowling s birth date as July 31 1966 when in fact her birth year was 1965 On page 22 MrShapiro refers to JK sister as Di all throughout the book The younger sister s name is Dianne Close but still On page 29 MrShapiro wrote Snail on page 17 that JK s father was a managerf an aircraft factory but then states n page 29 that Peter moved up in his job as a mechanic for an automobile factory But according to the September 2012 issue f The New Yorker Mr Rowling was a Rolls Royce aircraft engineer I m pretty sure mechanic engineer On page 35 At School o MrShapiro states that Joanne successfully graduated from Tutshill Primary JK attended St Michael s Primary School On page 49 MrShapiro incorrectly wrote the train stopped at Knight s Cross station in London Knight s Cross
Station Does Not Exist Kingdoes not exist King Cross station however does On page 74 Brain Wave o MrShapiro claims that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone was completed early in 1994 Actually the manuscript wasn t completed until 1995 MrShapiro also writes that JK received a grant in 1994 after which she started teaching at the Moray House Training College However JK started teaching at Moray House in 1995 and did not receive the grant until 1997 On page 96 Monarch o Mr Shapiro stated that the fourth book s title was Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament Anyne else familiar with that The Monster's Lament: A Novel one I love it because it has something to do with Harry Potter I m fascinated with the lifef JK Rowling BUT I don t trust that the information is 100 percent correct How can I when Darkness Everlasting on page 7 it claims thatwls run the bank in the Harry Potter world Obviously this author hasn t paid close attention to the Harry Potter books GOBLINS RUN THE BANK Who can read the books and not know that JK Rowling The Wizard Behind Harry Potter was Be a Real Estate Millionaire: Secret Strategies to Lifetime Wealth Today ok As the book progressed it got a little boring as the booknly had evidence from magazines and news articles I would have thought this book would give information Worth The Trade on Joanne and lessf her books but that was not the case Half Murder In Thrall of the book was mainly Joanne working and publishing the Harry Potter books I would have thought this book would give informationn Joanne and le. Re the answers to some Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, of the most freuently asked uestions Where did the ideaf Harry Potter come from What was JK Rowling like when she was younger What kind Hard and Fast of student was she Whichf the characters does JK Rowling most identify with Where does the name Harry Potter come from What is JK Rowling's simple rule about writi. .