Thursday, August 18, 2016

Read: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

JK Rowling's world building is enough to pull a fan and use his or her imagination to recreate Hogwarts, Harry Potter, and all the other elements of the wizarding world.

With that, even though the book says story by JK Rowling, and this is something I will continue on telling people, even though I don't believe it myself, I feel like the story just didn't come from Rowling. Maybe bits of it did. parts of it did, but the time turner and alternate reality thing just didn't come off to me as something that would exist in the same universe as the story of the Prisoner of Azkaban. and, and, and ---Ron, come on Ron Weasley! He felt like a stand in for the twins!

Still, like what I do with everything else that I read, I take it in as fact (even though it may be contradictory or even fallacious) and just get on with it.

Surprisingly, it made me laugh and there were moments that made me cry.

Good reads blurb:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

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.

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