I’ve read (and linked to) excerpts. I’ve read reviews of the book that discuss the plot. And I also know about Rowling’s very non-fictional TERF views. Put together, that’s more than sufficient for me to render a conclusion on what’s going on here without having read the book all the way through.
Seriously, have you read Mein Kampf all the way through?* How about (if you want to make a distinction between non-fiction and fiction) The Turner Diaries? If not, do you think you have the right to register your opinion on these influential works of bigotry?
I haven’t read Ben Shapiro’s racist action potboiler, but listening to the Behind the Bastards podcast’s semi-regular recap of the plot (complete with excerpts and references to his other statements) I feel confident in saying that Shapiro exposes himself via the novel as a dumpster fire of bigotry, self-loathing, and ignorance (not to mention being a talentless writer). Am I being as unfair to him as you say we are to Rowling?
This is not the same situation as the Qanon idiots calling for a ban on “Cuties”. It’s clear that not only did they not see the film, but also that they didn’t read any reviews, read of any interviews with its creators, read any reactions by women who were abused as children, or watch any clips. They’re just following the lead of right-wing extremist opportunists who seized on a poor marketing decision by Netflix in the secure knowledge that they never do their homework and have great difficulty thinking critically.
[* I haven’t. It quickly becomes a slog through a toxic swamp and you get the idea pretty quickly]