Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Publisher: Little Brown UK
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.
If you were a fan hoping for another HP book then this book isn’t for you at all; this one is a less magical story more focused on the “human” side of the characters, their struggles with a relationship between famous-father and child, it’s about relationships, conflicts and character-driven stories.
I have to admit, after the Deathly Hallows I felt the melancholy, the void of the end and I so needed to have more HP, but at the same time was satisfied. But when I heard there was more HP coming I was anxious.
It’s a play so if you don’t like plays then this book is not for you, although it is very readable with an awesome dialog and I can see JKR’s hand in it because of it’s easy style and sense of humour. The plot is also different since it is not about the magic and its learning but about the humanity of the characters.
- It’s time to say goodbye to HP’s world for good. We had a good run but the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione need to stop now, while we still love them, before an unfixable mistake is made.