Sunday, October 9, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

I wasn't going to read it.  I didn't think I could handle the play format.  And, then it was on my book fair this week.  I always buy some books to support the library and book fair, so I felt like it was a sign.  At first, I thought, I would just "own" it for my collection.  Then, I just went for it.  And, I liked it.  Was it a great story?  Not really.  But it was Harry Potter!  I think the best part was just being back in Harry Potter "land"...being at Hogwarts...being with all those characters that we grew to love so much.  The great part is that if you have read all the books and watched all the movies, then when you are reading this - the play form starts to go away and you can just hear the characters voice in your head.  At the end of the day, if you are Harry Potter, you kind of have to read it.  Just do it.
Now...who wants to have a Harry Potter movie marathon with me? :)

Summary from B&N site:
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, 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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