|Harry Potter, 19 years after the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, is an overworked employee of the Ministry |
I think the most surprising thing about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was how quickly I finished it. Obviously, a play is only dialogue and a few stage directions, taking up far less space on a page than a novel would, but it still surprised me that I read the book in only a little over two hours. For that reason, I'm quite pleased I resisted buying the book.
I'm so mixed about what to rate this. It just wasn't quite enough for me. Obviously, like I said, it's a play, and perhaps seeing it live would make it enjoy it more than I did. I don't want to spoil the major plot points, so it's hard to say more. Some have said that it reads more like an average-written fan fiction, and I would heartily agree with that assessment. I'm not even sure if I accept the story as canon.