Harry Potter and the Cursed Child… don’t judge me.

 

Hello there !  Renxkyoko Iglesias here .

I got my pre- ordered Harry Potter book  ” Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ” two weeks ago. DSCN2592

This is not a novel …. rather, it is a script for a play  published in book form, and because it is a script,  the reader will not get to read  any description of  the world of witches and wizards.  Nevertheless, the magic is still there, and the plotline is just as amazing  as the parent story…. like, who would have thought…. well, never mind, you can check out Wiki, the story is written there in great detail.

Although I love the story,  (  there is no HP book that I don’t love) there is one aspect in the plot that I find  troublesome. What is that, you ask .  It is the character development  of  Harry Potter, et al, which I find a  bit off.  After seven books, and reading each book at least two or three times, I would think  I already know Harry”s character  , inside and out.  There is just no way he would  be capable of telling his own flesh and blood, ” I wish you weren’t my son.”  So many people died because of their love for Harry, so , why Ms. Rowling ?  Why make him utter such horrible words  to his own son ?

I have 2 or more complaints but I don’t  want to spoil you. Oh, wait, there is one other thing that is worth noting.  Did Lord Voldemort ever get some romantic love , or  did he die a zero ?  Bellatrix  Lastrange loved him to death, and she did cling to him like a leech. (  I’m imagining it now…. Eeeeew !  lol )

Anyway, I wrote ” don’t judge me ” in the title of this post. Why ?

Here’s why…….

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.HP’s wand … I bought it at  Disneyland  for $50 on July 4.

We have the complete HP books already,

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but  I gifted myself last Christmas  with this…..

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.And when I was in London….

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I confess. I’m a Potterhead.  Please don’t judge me.  \(^_^)/

And check out my anime /manga blogsite  HERE

This is all for now . Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

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92 responses to this post.

  1. Glad to encounter a fellow potterhead! So.. it’s a script? But still worth reading, right? Can’t wait to grab a copy. It would be my first book of HP though. I’ve read all the series but due to lack of resources, we just borrowed all of them from thank-goodness-generous-friends. 🙂 you had a wand!! I love that set of HP books as well! Oh my! 🙂

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  2. Hey, Wednesday bought a wand on line, and somewhere in my world there’s a picture of Annie and Kerry pushing that same cart. What year were you in London? Maybe they were waiting for you to get out of the way. 😉

    I bought HP and TCC for “The Real Annie” and she read it in a sitting at night. Loved it to death. As for Harry saying that to his son? Maybe I’ve been hanging with JK and exchanging notes on parents. 😀

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    • I was in London summer of 2012… the first country we visited in our one month tour. 3 days wasn’t enough, but I just had to go to King’s Cross Station, ha ha ha ! I was a bit embarrassed coz people were looking at us taking pics of Platform 9 3/4, but it was okay, they were smiling ( and maybe muttering ” idiot tourists” ha ha )

      Oh, Wednesday did ? Cassie, I thought they wouldn’t be caught dead using a wand ! ! lol

      Hmmmp… * pouts * I really feel I’m the real Annie, as in Annie ! ! * wink, wink *

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      • Annie and Kerry were by King’s Cross in 2011, but who knows? They were only a tube station away, maybe the next edit on B For Bewitching has them waiting for you to finish being a pretend witch. 🙂

        Remember, first day of Spells class Wednesday was asked about that and she showed her wand and said she bought it on line–then she said, “No Wands EVAR!”

        Hummm… Annie meeting Annie? That could be interesting. 😀

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        • I don’t know how you can do it in a novel. Stephen King always has a cameo appearance in the movie adaptations of his novels. Stan Lee, as well.

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          • I’m a writer: I know how to do these things. In a lot of the later Dirk Pitt novels the author, Clive Cussler, would run into Dirk, and even saved his life at least once.

            Believe me, if I wanted Annie and Kerry to run into you, they could. 🙂

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  3. My daughter bought the last book too, we have a complete set but they are not as lovely as yours (in a wooden box). I read all seven but never got to appreciate much the movie adaptations.

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    • It’s patterned after Harry’s luggage. Isn’t it cool ?

      You know, I think that no one who has only watched the movies, but has not read the book will ever truly understand the movies.

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  4. I won’t judge you. lol Have a great weekend.

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  5. Potterhead here! 🙂 I joined a group on Facebook exclusively for Potterheads . lol. #dontjudgeme

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    • Great ! I don’t think I’ll join Potterheads groups . I used to frequent Mugglenet and Leaky Cauldron. I wonder if they’re still here or they have disbanded or what. maybe I’ll check them out .

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  6. I’m a Potterhead too. So, forgive, but I had to skip over your comments on the hook! I will have to read it myself.

    But I just put aside another JK Rowling book, Casual Vacancy. It is written for adults, and had I read it before The Sorcerer’s Stone, I wouldn’t have read any of the Potter books!

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  7. Not judging here. I still collect FireFly stuff (not as much as I used to – a lot more selective now).

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  8. Hey! Ain’t no shame in your Potter game 😉

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  9. I take it you’re a fan then? I have never been much of a fan of the saga but I have enjoyed seeing my local Chapters all decked out for the release of the new book.

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  10. I never was a “Potterhead” although I went to a couple of films in my role as “long-suffering dad” with daughters who were. I enjoyed them, to be honest but not enough to read all books. My loss I’m sure.

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    • It’s okay, Peter. If it isn’t the kind of book that you want to read then you don’t have read it. I know I won’t . I read to entertain myself, basically.

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  11. Posted by Rebecca Dawn on August 22, 2016 at 12:09 am

    I really am envious of your book collection.
    I don’t have many hard covers just soft covers.
    I really need to organise my library.
    The cursed child wasn’t written by Rowling. Which is why Harry is so disconnected.
    I agree with you about how Harry treats his son. Especially his childhood being raised by muggles. How his uncle treated him.
    However I am glad that his son became friends with a Draco to deal with the troubles in his life

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    • Rebecca, believe it or not, I buy my books ( unused ) from our neighborhood library for a dollar. ( Of course not HP books and newly published books by my favorite authors ). I go there with about $20 in my pocket, and come home with 20 hard bound books.

      The script was written by one of the ” authors” but the storyline is by JKRowling. So that ” I wish you weren’t my son” thing was hers. she could have told the scriptwriter to change that coz Harry would never, ever say that , especially to his own flesh and blood.

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  12. Maybe Harry’s character feels off because the play is written by Jack Thorne instead of Ms Rowling?

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    • There are 3 authors, but the script has been written entirely by Jack THorne…. with Ms. Rowling’s approval, of course. I mean, that’s her story.

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  13. I love that you announce yourself at the start of each post. ☺️

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  14. hahaha beautiful and lovely post Ryoko… Love the way you shared don’t judge me pictures! Platform 9 3/4 is the most awesome of them all. Keep it up 😉

    PS> I loved HP & TCC.

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    • Awwww, thank you. Yes, I suppose that was rather clever of me, * bows * Ha ha ha Just kidding.

      Oh, yeah, that’s a good pic at King’s Cross Station. I just had to go and see the famous place, no matter what, thru hell or high water, lol.

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  15. I was planning to buy this book kaya lang ang mahal pa, hehehe. 🙂

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    • When I was in the Philippines in 2010, a friend asked me to buy 3 manga books ( written and illustrated by a Filipino author , and it’s about a thriller story/ murder story that happened on ” Balete Drive . I wanted to read them ifrst before mailing them to my friend ( she’s American , too ) but the book was covered with plastic. So, okay, if I remember right, it was Php 120 each ( about USD 3…. very cheap . Over here in the US, a manga is about $10 . Not sure, coz I buy my manga on Amazon, secondhand.

      So how much is a regular fiction book over there ? Hardbound .

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  16. Around $21 for aed 80. I don’t think HP is band anymore here, its everywhere in the bookstore. Oh I miss national bookstore in Phil., it’s more cheaper! 🙂

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  17. My girls and I each have a wand also. I hope it is good despite it being like a script. Hard to think it would be.
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  18. I love Harry Potter but I struggle with the idea of this new book and that, after it was announced already that this would be the very very very last, they now announced that there will be 3 more to come. I just hope they will not kill it…

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  19. I won’t judge you – I love that you are passionate about the HP series… I have seen all of the movies but not read the books (don’t judge ME!!). I reread books sometimes too, just like you with your HP books. Right now I’m rereading Wuthering Heights.

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    • Christy, if you can find the time to read all seven, please do so. You would find out what made it tick. It was so magical….. though the fact is, it was actually dark.

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      • Hi! Yes, I really do want to read them. I love reading so much… It is like an escape, you know? Thanks for getting me excited about the future HP reads 🙂

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  20. You really are a fan, my friend, I wont judge you, I think its great that you are so into it and I’m completely amazed by your magical Platform 9 3/4 photo, magic really does happen.

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    • There was no way I would miss King’s Cross Station, no way. London was the first country we visited, without the tour group. We had a map, rode the red double decker bus to King’s Cross. I don’t know if it was better without a tour guide, but we were able to go where we wanted to go. By the way, I love London…. and ofr some reason, we felt very comfortable in London. As in, at home.

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  21. I wish you a nice weekend.

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  22. Posted by KimmieKawaii on August 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve not started reading my copy yet but I completely agree with you, I couldn’t imagine Harry ever telling his son such a thing… regardless of the context.

    Also, I went to London too and got a pic at Platform 9 3/4!

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    • I know, right ? It’s so out of character. And what annoys me is the fact this will be the last we see of Harry. . JKR just shot Harry’s good persona, what with that kind of outburst. It left a bad taste in my my mouth.

      I hope you get to visit my manga/anime blog.

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  23. That’s cool. I have the first Harry Potter book, but I’ve never read it. I need to do that.

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  24. I’ve never read an HP book or seen any of the movies so I bet I’ll miss this one too. But you go ahead and enjoy it as much as you like, no judgment.

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  25. No judgment here. I love Harry and Hermione and all of them too. Hooray for magic! 🙂

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  26. Wow you are a true HP fan. I bought every book and took the boys to see every movie but now they have no interest at all anymore.

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  27. Always happy to come across a fellow Potterhead!! 🙂

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  28. I haven’t read Harry Potter and The Cursed Child yet (and I shouldn’t have read this post before I read the book) BUT Harry tells his son “I wish you weren’t my son.” ??!! 😐

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    • I hope I haven’t really spoiled you, but I couldn’t help saying something about that…. it was so dumbfounding. But please, please, don’t let that little thing spoil you. The storyline is not based upon that stupid remark of HP…. I guess I just nitpicked. * sweats *

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  29. I found much the same thing myself with the book – did you read my review of it? I too love HP and was saddened that this new play doesn’t really live up to the excellence of the original seven.

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    • Yes, I did ! !

      I understand the authors want a new “story ” and yes, it’s not that bad. But they completely missed out on Harry Potter himself. He can waver, can get unreasonably angry, but he will never, ever say ” I wish you’ weren’t my child. “

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  30. I bought the book, and I started it but didn’t care for the play format. I wanted more. Then I overheard some big blabbermouth in a restaurant giving the whole story away. I didn’t need to read it after that. 😦 She gave away several key plot points and ruined it for me.

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    • Oh, no, I hope ” I wish you were my son” thing didn’t spoil it for you. My short ” review ” and feelings about the book were based solely on that one remark . The story isn’t about that, though. It ‘s just me. Sorry. T.T

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  31. Great review! I found the cursed child quite disappointing personally, the plot didn’t seem to be as strong. I might do a book review sometime, mind checking out my blog? X

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  32. I totally agree! I was so excited to read the Cursed Child and it didn’t bother that it was a script. I was really surprised with Harrys character though too! I definitely thought that the Harry I had read in the 7 other books would not have said that to his son and I was really surprised!

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  33. Posted by joyofwordsbooks on March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I write Harry Potter inspired books! It will be great if you can check them out!

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