Harry Potter Full of Gibberish, Judge Says
He admits he got confused reading it to his grandkids
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2008 7:59 PM CDT
Author J.K. Rowling exits Manhattan federal court, Monday, April 14, 2008, in New York after testifying on the first day of her trial.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The judge in the Harry Potter copyright case gave the man who compiled The Harry Potter Lexicon a one-up against JK Rowling today when he announced that her books were full of gibberish, the Telegraph reports. He said he tried reading one to his grandkids and found it "extremely complex" and suggested that a guidebook would be handy. He won't issue his ruling for several weeks and urged both sides to settle out of court.

The guidebook's publisher maintains that it's no different than a regular reference guide, but Rowling, her voice rising, said that a ruling in their favor will open "the floodgates" to Potter piracy and set a dangerous precedent. She said she planned to write her own reference soon.