To Buy or Not To Buy: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

A great surprise for us all last week: for those of us who won’t be able to go to the play, there will be a book with the script made available this summer. The great question in my mind: will it be worth buying?

The media present it as the eight book in the Harry Potter series, which makes it seem like it follows up the seventh. It does in a way, but let’s all be aware we’re talking about a script here. It is not a similar story told by J.K. Rowling such as the other books, rather it is a transcription of the two plays that make up Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I’ve written about the play before and although I very much would have wanted to go, I will not be able to (mainly because of financial reasons, the plays are quite expensive). Now that the script will be published I’m finding myself wondering whether I will purchase the book once it is released.

The book will be released on 31 July, a day after the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which gives me more than enough time to think about whether I’m going to purchase or pre-order it. I have several reasons for my doubt. First of all, it’s the transcription of the play, it’ll hardly be like any of the other seven books. It won’t have the same Continue reading “To Buy or Not To Buy: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Fantastic Beasts – What We Know So Far

Sneak peeks are coming our way more and more as we wait to be echanted by J.K. Rowling once more. It will take another eight months before Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be released, but we can revel in the scarce revelations that have been circling the internet.

There are already many things we know about the story. We know the talented Eddie Redmayne will be playing Newt Scamander, a Magizoologist, who Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts – What We Know So Far”

Harry Potter – The Illustrated Edition

We’re up for some Harry Potter madness the coming years! A little over a month ago the very first Illustrated Edition of the Harry Potter series made its way to the bookstores, the first of seven that will bring HP fans screaming for a copy.

I’ve seen several BookTubers proudly presenting their copies. For budget reasons I have not purchased the Illustrated Edition myself just yet, but by the looks of it, it is absolutely stunning. The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has been Continue reading “Harry Potter – The Illustrated Edition”

Harry Potter Part Eight on Stage

The Telegraph left me gazing at my screen for quite a while. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child… on stage, with the approval of J.K. Rowling? Yes, it is happening. Harry Potter is making its way to the theatre. Although not necessarily in the way we might expect it.

The eight part of Harry Potter continues nineteen years later, which is where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ends. Harry is now a father and works for the Ministry of Magic, yet he cannot seem to shake his past. His son Albus also plays an important part in the play as the child struggling with the fame of his father.

An interesting choice is Continue reading “Harry Potter Part Eight on Stage”