Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John TIffany and Jack Thorne

Synopsis: It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Guys! A new Harry Potter Book! Hear the angels sing!

For me, I didn't even care if it was a chapter written on a napkin. It was just good to have a Harry Potter fix.

Now, this book isn't like the previous Harry Potter novels, as in its not a novel. Its a screen play.  At first this took a bit used to, but the dialogue between the characters made it flow pretty easily. However, this is a huge negative. I WANTED MORE! The previous novels had such magic in them, explaining things, rather than just talking. I wanted the back stories!  But, again this is written based off of the play.

Okay, so back to the story line. This is about Harry Potter 19 years later, focusing on his son Albus. Of course having a famous dad isn't the easiest thing for anyone, especially when you aren't in the same house, talented at Quidditch, and basically the exact opposite of what everyone expects of you. Albus just ain't having a good time at Hogwarts, and falls into the friendship of Scorpius Malfoy. (Oh shit, Harry and Draco have kids that are bffs....oh snap!)

I liked Scorpius, and this is where another problem comes with this book/play. I felt it was more focused on Scorpius than Albus, which is fine, but ya...

I also wished it focused more on the ol' gang, Harry, Hermione and Ron. They did feel grown up and mature (especially Draco). Obviously they had to deal with some shit after the Battle of Hogwarts, so - but I wanted to know more about how they got to where they are. I mean the kids are important and all.. but.

All in all, I am glad to have gotten my Harry Potter fix and now I want more.

 Come on JK Rowling, you know you have to make more!!

1 comment:

  1. I got my Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book today.
    I brought it from Amazon and they delivered it in just 2 days!
    Here is the link:
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child