HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Book 8 of "Harry Potter"
ISBN - 9780751565355
FIRST PUBLISHED - 2016
PAGES - 330
GENRE - Fantasy (Play)
PUBLISHER- Little Brown
AUTHOR - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
SYNOPSIS - 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.
FL SPEAK -
Holy fucking moaning myrtle!
They're back, you know? That boy who lived. And his freckled friend and that bossy muggle. The trio are back. But this isn't their tale. It is and yet it isn't. This is the story of kids. Of Albus Severus Potter and his friend.
I thought I had done my share of laughing and smiling and shedding tears over Potter stories. Apparently, J.K. Rowling isn't done meddling with my emotions. Harry Potter and the cursed child takes you back to London, Hogwarts, friendships, dementors and a new monstrosity. The scar hurts, love. And when the scar hurts, you-know-who what's coming.
No spoilers. You'll need to read this. Every Potterhead needs to read this. This play, this amazing play brings the magic back in front of your eyes. I can only shudder with uncontrolled excitement at how much more awesome this would've been if it was turned into a full fledged novel. Brings back memories, it does. HP was first released in '97. By the time Goblet of Fire came out in 2000, I was in 7th standard waiting outside a bookshop since 7am in the morning with a very grumpy dad to be the first one to read it. When the last book came out in '07, I was 20 and got a one way ticket to Bangalore to read that book first.
12 years later, I'm 29 but the kid in me is still the first year in Hogwarts. Harry is now 40. He has aged far faster than me but then he was always the special one. This play will take you back to the past like a time turner, make you meet some old friends and even older foes, turn your stoic face into an emotional mess and make you wish you had one more page to read.
Read it like a play. Read it like it is meant to be. Savor the words for you don't know when you're going to read them again. Feel the magic and trust in the boy who lived.
Rating - A solid 5/5
Picture credit : Pottermore