|Reviews for Too Good to be True|
| Kira Regulus Black 3/28/13 . chapter 1
Interesting concept. (Pity it wasn't more of a surprise- I guessed the ending after reading the title, but that's just me. I have that issue with pretty much everything but Sherlock Holmes, and even then some.)
It did seem to be a bit sudden, though. We've got the whole story as the parody, but only one paragraph as the tragedy. I feel like it should focus more on the tragedy, because it's the only bit with any real substance. We've all read the "And Harry gets his awesomely awesome inheritance, and goes on to rock everybody's socks, except for Dumbledore because he's evil" stories. We could probably find dozens more if we wanted to. (We don't.) But the kicker is "What is actually different about this story? What sets it apart from all those other crappy ones?"
| Beacon21 12/14/12 . chapter 1
The ending got to me :'(
| jabarber69 11/28/12 . chapter 1
hehehehehehe hey is what I was doing after reading this...you had me so caught up in the story that it came as a complete surprise that it was all a dream! Good Job!
| dreammyth 10/11/12 . chapter 1
Ok, I just knew there would be a surprise ending but I was not expecting that!
| JimandArtie4ever 7/4/12 . chapter 1
| ILikeComps 6/26/12 . chapter 1
If you are going to die, what a way to dream before you do. Thanks for sharing!
| Runecutter 6/11/12 . chapter 1
And i guess you can't think of a reason for this lack of "Parody/tragedy" stories, can you?
The basic idea isn't horrible, making fun of the type of "Harry gets all the help he needs, is famously rich and heir to twenty seven powerful magical families" fanfic is always welcome, as they're almost a parody of their own in their overbounding wallowing in wealth and titles, also a sad little piece about Harry the boy who lived failing in his task can be a tear jerking but satisfying read, tears ARE cleansing after all. But sadly this special example of a mixed concept story lacks a lot in its execution... most of the "hilariously easy" part - that i assume shall be called the parody? - is quite sloppy and superficially formulated and the end is the complete downer.
I'd rather see two separate stories, one of rthe parody part and another with heaps and lots of tragedy, both written in a well rounded style and without the break in the penultimate paragraph that suddenly changes the one into the other, than such a kind of story. Sorry. As i've written i appreciate the idea(s), but it's just not to my tastes how it's written.
| Lord Jeram 5/25/12 . chapter 1
| Wolfe7 5/25/12 . chapter 1
I kinda like the tragedy bit better. :o
| Meteoricshipyards 5/24/12 . chapter 1
I think, with yours, I've seen enough Parody/Tragedy stories for a long time.
"forced to work like a house elf, you are as courageous as a goblin, and, ahem..." LOL.
Very good. Thanks for the story.
| chrnno 5/24/12 . chapter 1
Ha good one, the ending was more or less expected but still parody/tragedy is something not normally seen.
| SlickRCBD 5/23/12 . chapter 1
Interesting, this is a little reminiscent of the parody I posted to CaerAzkaban a month or so before the release of the last book. I too made it so that Harry wakes up at Private Drive and the whole Hogwarts experience was a dream.
| gryffinsdoor 5/23/12 . chapter 1
That was quite the ride - you were piling up cliche's so high and fast that the final crash was all the more devastating. And there's probably a good reason this genre is sparsely populated... :-)
| SomeGuyFawkes 5/23/12 . chapter 1
Well, we knew that ending was coming but it was fun anyway - especially since you didn't drag out the gag intolerably long.
›› "and, ahem, you are hung like a centaur"
LOL! Really laying it on thick, are we? :)
Of course, I don't think Harry would have the knowledge (or maybe even the imagination) to dream up most of that stuff.
| Crys 5/22/12 . chapter 1
Huh. Quite the bait 'n' switch. Still, rather liked that, overall. Parts were cliched, but that's unavoidable.
Thanks for writing.