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Potter Mania 

Wednesday, Nov 20 2013

In their paperback form sold on, the seven books that make up the Harry Potter series have a cumulative 4,193 pages. A page chosen at random from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has 310 words. Assuming that page is average, that makes for over a million words of wizards, spells, horcruxes, teen angst and Voldemort. This leaves even a dedicated reader with an above-average reading speed of 300 words-per-minute spending 4,333 minutes to read the entire series. All of which makes Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience — A Parody by Dan and Jeff even more impressive. Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, both former BBC Television hosts, have condensed, or "potted," the whole seven book shebang into one, 70-minute show. This marvel of editing prowess isn't accomplished by a steroidal display of speed reading or a CliffsNotes-style approach, but through endearing parody and superior acting skills. Dan and Jeff blaze through 360 different characters with ease and even manage to work in a participatory game of Quidditch.

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