Monday, August 22, 2016
After Reading: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
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. (Goodreads)
This play has received a lot of flack from people, and I know it is a bit odd to read about Harry Potter in play format, and yeah there are a few holes in the time-travel component, but it's still Harry Potter. Personally, I liked reading about the different families and their adult lives in particular, as they are now close to my age and it feels much more relatable. That, for me, made this so much more fun. Albus does seem a bit whiney and kind of irritated me a bit, but I can understand where he's coming from. It's not easy being him, and Harry went through a similar stage (hello, book 5, we all remember your beginning and the angsty Harry). Anyhow, overall, this was a really fun look into the Harry Potter universe, with shout-outs to some famous (or infamous) characters. I really, really wish I could see it on the stage...maybe if I win the lotto or something, haha!
Who else has managed to read this? Any thoughts?