Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling book reviewHowever, it quickly transpired this was going to be no normal book release. Critics, including myself, were blown away by the magical performance, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany helping Rowling create something of immense wonder. So, how does the script, released to the public in book form, compare to the theatre production? Is the magic still there? Already, fans have devoured the story, taking it apart bit by bit, uncovering inconsistencies in the story telling, particularly regarding a certain time-turner paradox.
Book Review: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' (2016)
The wait is over. The time is finally now upon us muggles to don our cloaks, ready our wands, hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and embark on the next magical adventure in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We love the Harry Potter books here at Book People, and so we decided we should put together a review a spoiler-free review!!! The first Harry Potter story since 's amazing, heart-breaking, thrilling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes readers by the hand and dives straight back into the Wizarding World we all know and love, 19 years later. While not a novel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the script for the West End stage play written by Jack Thorne , the book acts in a way like the eighth part of the Harry Potter series but with cross-medium appeal, enabling both fans of the films or books or both! For the first few pages it really would have been useful to have had some kind of 'get your head around anything' potion from Professor Slughorn - if you're a fan of the books like we are , the script formatting really does take a few pages to get used to. That being said, once you've gone through a few pages and taken in some of Thorne's hypnotically poetic stage directions, you really do feel like you're zipping through pages of Rowling's story-led prose.
I can remember my father reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to me when I was maybe eight or nine—way back when it was still a new release and before what we now know as "Pottermania" had taken hold. I was immediately drawn into the story's fascinating world, and little time passed before I had been made into a lifelong fan. I devoured every new novel in the series as it came out and attended my local movie theater to see every film adaptation. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is also my all-time favourite novel. That's gotta count for something, right?