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After Reading The "Harry Potter" Series 20 Times, Here's Why I'll Never Touch "Cursed Child" Again
From a nineteen year old captivated by Stephen Fry's complete reading of Philosopher's Stone on New Year's Day of , to a Potter obsessed undergraduate making a wand out of a twig and shoe polish for a Harry Potter party, to a slightly more jaded post grad getting together with an old friend to finish the series with a spectacular 24 hour reading and a slight sense of melancholy in , I can't deny Harry Potter has had a huge effect on my life as an adult. To add a new chapter to that story, reading through the script of Cursed Child with my new and absolutely wonderful wife seems extremely apt, as does writing this review. Cursed Child begins with that famous scene from the epilogue of Deathly Hallows with Harry, Ron, Hermione and indeed Draco Malfoy seeing their children onto the Hogwarts express. The story follows an unlikely friendship between Harry's middle son Albus Severus, and Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius, meeting on the train to Hogwarts in a scene that consciously mirror's Harry's first meeting with Ron and Hermione. One major thing which this story gets spot on and which I recognized instantly is the instant complexity and realism of its characters.
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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.
Those were the three words that ended the epic 7-part Harry Potter series when the final book was released in The three syllables brought closure to millions of fans after years of watching our hero, Harry, suffer unimaginable loss. Flash forward nine years to the first announcement of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, when fans found out that, actually, all is not well for Harry Potter. Even though we thought J. Rowling had closed the door to the wizarding world, the fandom — me especially — welcomed the new Harry Potter installment with open arms and I pre-ordered it faster than a Firebolt with a nice tailwind.