Rowling’s birthday, my present

The fandom that surrounds Rowling and her books can only be compared to the great George RR Martin and The Game of Thrones series

Both authors have a wide fan base all over the world, desperate to get an atom’s worth of insight into their respective projects

Unlike Rowling, Martin refuses to succumb to fan pressure and maintains, that even though he may publicly state deadlines for his second last novel, the book “will be done when it’s done,” and that the writing process cannot be sped up until he is satisfied with its final outcome

Though Rowling held her ground about the finality of the seventh book, the sheer response she would get even to a rumour of another novel was impossible to ignore

Finally putting an end to our misery, and somewhat giving in, she came to a compromise and released not a novel, but a stage version of what could possibly succeed The Deathly Hallows

As July 31, 2016, approached, Potterheads all over the world eagerly awaited the release of the final book and play, lining up and waiting for hours before sale time, selling out not only the books within minutes, but also the play, a whole year in advance! In Karachi, Dolmen Mall was no exception to this ordeal; the entirety of the ground floor was transformed into the wizarding world, people from all ages were lined up to feel the thrill of the new book

With ridiculous queues and rumours of a total sell out, I decided to get my hands on the online version instead

Unlike her previous releases, The Cursed Child is pleasantly different

Written as a play, the plot, the writing style, and the details are nothing like what the readers were previously accustomed to

With this disclaimer in mind, we see Rowling’s ideas and storyline diffuse through the script, and immediately are transported back to the familiarity of the wizard world

This time around, she takes the emphasis away from Harry and channels it to his insubordinate second child, Albus, and their strained relationship


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com/LuPanPudding/status/759640455835332609?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Written in script-form, the story takes us back to the end of the seventh book, 19 years into a post Voldemort era

It depicts the start of a spiralling relationship between a hopeful father and a sceptical and anxious son

With the image and reputation that his father has upheld, Albus is convinced he can’t live up to those standards, and constantly fears he will let his whole family down

Therefore teenage angst and the social acceptance rule Albus’ rash decisions, landing him into a classic Potter-style predicament

With the help of the original gang and a few unexpected associations, the Potters find themselves unravelling a new mystery and saving the world once again from complete destruction

As with every Harry Potter book, Rowling marvellously touches on delicate issues and explores the turbulent relationships between family and friends

  Since the book is set in modern-day time, it seems to have evolved and grown along with its characters, incorporating not only the magical element that old Potterheads loved to read about, but also relatable, and mundane problems faced by many people today

While transporting her readers to the much loved Potter-crazed era, Rowling also grounds Harry’s character and shows his evolution from a burdened young wizard, to a struggling father, who simply loves blindly and acts irrationally

The Cursed Child is a distinctively written instalment with unexpected, yet welcomed plot twists and life lessons that will make you pause and evaluate your own relationships and circumstances

It’ll take the timeworn fans to the good old days, returning a piece of their childhood, and help the new fans understand how and why this became such a big phenomenon, and an unforgettable and wonderful piece of literature

Date:03-Aug-2016 Reference:View Original Link