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8th Harry Potter book / play announced

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An 8th Harry Potter book has been announced to be released this summer, based on the play. It takes place after the first 7 books, 19 years after the 7th book (but in order not to say anything about its epilogue, I won't post more details here. Only look if you don't want to be a tiny bit spoiled). The play comes from an original story by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and it's titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

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David Shelley, chief executive of the publishers Little, Brown Book Group said: "We are so thrilled to be publishing the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching!

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Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching!

 

Hahahaha. 

 

I'm utterly indifferent to this, to be honest. I'll give it a read when it comes out coz I'm never gonna go see the play.

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I have to admit, I am a little excited about the idea of a new book...I may be lining up to buy a copy...I am in the process of rereading the Deathly Hallows, loving it!. I thought she wasn't writing any more books?

 

 

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When I realised it was going to be a play script was not sure about it.  But I will buy it because it is the next step along for the books.  And I like most will not get to see the play.

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... but its HARRY POTTER!!! eeekk!

 

I think that is what is driving most people, and I doubt most will care about the difference.

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I think it's really cool that Harry Potter can be experienced through a new medium. I have never read plays before (other than the ones we had to for high school) so I am excited!

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This book / play has just been released. Here's an interesting link, about a 10-year-old who speedread the book in 59 mins. He was the first person on Amazon to post a review. So far the reviews are mixed, some people really liked it and some really didn't (and some were in between).

 

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Just an FYI, we have a topic for The Cursed Child in the Children's / YA section. I've moved Danno's post there, please use that topic to discuss the book.

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