Week 38 – Shelf Pleasure’s 2016 Reading Challenge
We bought a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child the minute it pubbed, but the reviews have been so mixed we were reluctant to start reading. We finally picked it up this past weekend. We are huge Harry fans, but this book doesn’t do him justice. The Boy Who Lived has become an overworked government worker with too much paperwork. He doesn’t have a great relationship with his kids. It is kind of depressing.
One of the best parts of J.K. Rowling’s world is its vividness. The script reads like fan fiction. Her world – and the magic that used to shimmer within it – feels hollow. This book is slowly breaking our hearts and we wish Rowling had let Harry stay in the memories of all her readers.
Have you read it yet? What do you think?
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