Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) byHarry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

It’s easy to view this story as milking the Harry Potter franchise because it does. Although co-written by Rowling it has a feel to me of wonderful fan fiction. The Cursed Child relies on the reader having read the series or seen the movies, but if you have, it’s fun reading and easy to imagine what is going on.

Action moves quickly. The book is written in screen play format. It relies almost exclusively on dialogue, but since so many of us have the settings already in our mind’s eye from the books, descriptions are unnecessary.

For purists I’ve heard it is a disappointment. For me, The Cursed Child is entertainment.  Not a great book, but entertaining none-the-less and it is rated Goodreads Fantasy Book of 2016. For a more extensive review of the book check out Read at Midnight Book Reviews.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book reviewHarry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Series: Harry Potter #8
on July 31st 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 343
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three-half-stars

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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