Friday, 9 September 2016

Book review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Unfortunately I can understand the poor and ambivalent reviews, and I have to say that having read this, I have no interest in seeing the play even if I was able to get tickets and make the journey! Five hours of this flimsy story? No thanks.

What I did like was Scorpius - great character as the son of Draco, and I liked being able to see Draco grown up as he was just a child in an impossible situation. I also liked that Harry has a son who doesn't enjoy Hogwarts and the impact that has on Harry. The first Act made me so happy to be back in HP world that I am still giving this three stars.

What I didn't like was that the characters weren't very well developed, and although I know this is a play, I've certainly read fantastic plays that have been able to convey character's thoughts and feelings and develop them appropriately. More so, I just didn't like the story. It was unoriginal and seemed like a cheap re-hash. I do wonder what JKR was thinking. There were also plot holes galore and the big 'reveal' just had me shake my head.

I've loved everything JKR has done until this point. I wish I had my own time turner to go back in time and stop her from ever agreeing to do this.

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