Title: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Publisher: Pottermore (2016)
Num of pages: 320 pages
First published: 2016
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
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.
Well now, actually I didn't really want to read this. First, coz it is a staged script, not really a novel, I would preferred to watched the play *yeah right!!*.
Another reason, it's not 100% original JKR.
And mostly, coz I reaaaaallyy like the closing of HP7. It's done. Finale. Perfect.
Why ruins it?
But one thing leads to another, and I end up read it all in one sit. In general, I don't don't like it, I just don't love it like the original HP series.
1) I think JKR is still amazing with every little details. Things that seems trivial in the beginning do have big meaning in the story. Just like Hagrid rode *Sirius Black's bike* to Pivet Drive to take baby Harry, one little blankie plays important in the climax of TCC.
2) Don't like that the villain was too obvious. Oh c'mon, I bet all HP readers point finger to the real CC before 2nd stage even begin, if not earlier. In all seven HP, this never happened... we keep gueesing and guessing... is he bad? is he not?
3) LOVVVVVE that JKR gave Slytherin house a fair chanche. LOVE IT!!!
4) I prefered the concept of time turner in the PoA compare to the concept in here. You can change the future if you obviously came back from the future in the same reality (remember that Harry can defeat the dementors coz he saw/know he defeated them?) That was so unique, and yet surprising.
5) The bromance between this new generation of Potter and Malfoy was overloaded overheated over.... =))
*not sure wether I like or not*
But by and by, it was a fun read. Nostalgic. Some -what if- play with Ron and Hermione life highlight the story. Enjoying new relationship between Harry and Draco too. Great to know of what they all become after all these years (I miss Luna, where is she?). And then sigh.... ooughh, am I as old as them?? Am I as happy as they are?
Btw, I love you, Scorpius, you are sweet candy man. Don't worry, Rose will soon noticed you for sure, hehehe.... ^^