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Book #64: Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Number of pages: 88

Book written by J.K. Rowling although under the pretense of having been written by the ficticious Newt Scamander. It documents a huge number of fantasy creatures which presumably made an appearance at some point in the Harry Potter series.

I love the way the book shows Rowling's vivid imagination, which feels at times inspired by Edgar Allen Poe (one of my favourite asides involves the Loch Ness Monster being a kelpie).

I enjoyed the biography provided for Newt Scamander, providing a background for even the fictional writer, although my favourite touch was the handwritten notes supposedly by Ron Weasley, providing the book's humour.

Next book: One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
Tags: fantasy, harry potter, j.k. rowling, myth and legend

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