Susanita (bardhlul) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 37 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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.

While I completely understand the concerns others have mentioned in their reviews of this, for my part I enjoyed the return to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The word that comes to mind is interesting -- it was an interesting story, and it was interesting to see these characters again (and some new ones) in a different light. Perhaps, however, it would work better to see the production instead of reading the script, at least in this particular case. Be that as it may, along with the latest movie installment, I think I'm sated with the wizarding world for the time being.

This fulfilled the "read a play" task for the Read Harder Challenge. In the meantime, however, I decided not to stress myself about completing the challenge this year, so that's just an aside now. I probably would have read it in any case.
Tags: harry potter, play

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