Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
Published July 31, 2016
- Author John Tiffany
It’s the first time in, perhaps forever, that I have stayed up until the midnight release date for a book, but I was so eager to see what happens in the next part of Harry Potter’s story, that I read the first act before finally admitting defeat and getting some sleep. The rest of it was read in just a few hours upon waking, and what a great story it is.
I’m wary of writing spoilers, but think it’s fair to admit that adding more emphasis on the time and place of events made it a hugely interesting story to me. That old characters pop up, even when it seems unlikely they should, is wonderful, and revisiting what happened at past events to make sense of the situation now is what makes a rich world like Potter’s even more wonderful.
Naturally, you have to be a Potter fanatic to get the most out of it, you wouldn’t want to start your HP journey with this, and it also takes more imagination than most, given that it’s merely the dialogue more than any descriptive work, but it’s enough to give you that happy, warm feeling of a story well told. I can’t wait to see it in the theatre now.