Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

A best-seller is said to be capable of selling 328 copies in a day and once again this 8 th edition in Potter series proved to be that. On 31 st July 2016 the book was released and by 2 nd August, it sold 2 million copies. Though it is a storming success amongst fans but of course, a number of them are woefully disappointed.

The difference is that the book isn’t a novel unlike the previous seven books by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a script of a stage play, written by Jack Thorne based on a tale arranged in association with J.K. Rowling and Director John Tiffany.

Unlike a novel a script is a bunch of instructions meant to be for a theatrical grandeur, not the experience itself. Therefore the play came out to be a triumph of events, portrayed with types of special effects on stage. But if you are not a professional playgoer or are not acquainted with the background from before, you won’t vision the magnificence of the magic spells just by reading.

Play scripts never account for any pause or recaps; it dives into action from the very 1 st scene. Therefore the play starts right from where it ended in the 7 th book; at King’s Cross station, adult Harry, Ron, and Hermione see offs their children for Hogwarts. Harry’s youngest son Albus develops a friendship with Draco’s son Scorpius and decides to go back through the time travel plot to save Cedric Diggory. But they call for some disastrous alternate realities with far reaching consequences.

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