The last instalment of Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows 2 hit the market and was an immediate success within 24 hours some years ago, when millions were still new to the fandom. And years after when characters like Severus Snape and Sirius Black actually made their place in the hearts of those naive readers, now turned into Potterheads, they wanted more of it as they just couldn’t believe the fact that the much-loved series had come to an end.Throwback to the day J.K.Rowling, the master-creator, announced for another book in the series- it ushered in ecstasy among scores. Million smiles, tears, pride and what not, their fandom would be back again was what most thought. Flash forward to the present week.
As those crores of Potterheads got their hands finally on the much- coveted ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed child’, the overwhelming reaction was contrasting and shocking. Mere disappointment!
Reason? They say they deserve better and more. The book, that is called as a script, has been published after a gap of almost nine years. Potterheads all around the globe counted as every second However, when the ‘script’ was released last Saturday, being thrilled was the last thing that the readers were. They said it had no ‘story’, but was a plain script, that too a collaboration by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, loosely based on a story written authored by Rowling.
“Kindly don’t buy this if you are a hardcore Potter fan. You will end up horror stuck that Rowling approved of this s***. You can’t read it without getting a headache. I hope I will get a time-turner and unread the book so that I can be happy with the seven books,” a furious customer remarked on Amazon.
JK Rowling, back at the premier of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had stated that, “Harry is done now”. Well, if this holds to be true, we would then have to do with this, and call it a very sad and solemn end for all the Potterheads around. *sigh*”
|Author:||J K Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany|
|Publisher:||Hachette India||Year of Publishing:||2016|
|Cover:||Hardcover||No. of Pages:||352|
|MRP:||Rs 899||Buy From:|| Flipkart.com
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