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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(really more like 3.5 stars)

All in all, it was pretty good. There were parts of it that felt a bit fan-fictiony to me, and I feel like the author of the play (who was not JK Rowling, I guess she wrote the story it was based on?) didn't quite nail the characters. But maybe that's because it's set 19 years in the future and I'm being too harsh.

Also, it has this line of dialog which made me laugh out loud
Your solidarity is admirable, but it doesn't make your negligence negligible
Which, two things:
- No one talks like this. Not even witches and wizards from England.
- "negligence negligible" - seriously? Google results for this phrase only turn up dictionaries and this play.

It's 300 pages but it's literally the script to a play so it's a fast read. Also, I kind of want to see how they stage this thing - there are lots of descriptions of people doing magic, and how would that work?!

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