Like many, many people my age, I am a devout Potterhead. The books (and movies) were an integral part of my childhood. I happened to rest right in the sweet spot in which I was never “too old” for a new release, and Harry’s story got longer and more complex as I grew into a reader capable of handling such material.
My fellow blogger over at Introverted Playground made a really interesting post on her school’s site about the continuation of the Potter world through The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts. I’m not sure I entirely agree with her, but I think her point is well argued and valid. While I soak up every new tidbit of Potter lore that JK Rowling tosses us, I can’t help but wonder at what point it will end. Books live forever in the hearts of their readers and the pages upon which they’re printed, and Rowling built a lovingly complex and detailed one…but will the back cover ever really close?
If it doesn’t, if Rowling keeps adding forever, are readers (and/or the Potter legacy?) even benefiting?
See the full post below:
Check out my thoughts on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: http://web.emerson.edu/undergrad-students-publishing/2016/03/25/alumni-author-spotlight-frank-gao-2/