Sharing Books and Authors, with an emphasis on Mysteries.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I didn't have as much reading time as I thought I would today, so I didn't finish the book I'm reading. And, I have to admit it's an easy read. Have you read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet? I have mixed feelings. I don't mind the stage directions and the fact it's a play. As I mentioned here before, I like to read plays. What I'm having problems with is the next generation. Like so many books in which favorite young characters grow up, I prefer to read about them in their youth. I don't really want to see Harry, Hermione, Ron and Ginny as adults. Think about your favorite books about young people. None of the sequels were as good as Little Women. Frankly, Alcott married Jo off to the wrong person, and all kinds of readers were disappointed. And, I read a comment recently about Peter Pan. It really wasn't as much fun after Wendy grew up. I can think of several other books off the top of my head that are the same. Although The Velveteen Rabbit really did get to become real because the boy grew up.
When it comes time to review Harry Potter and the Curse Child, I may actually like the story itself. As I said, though, it's just tough to see Harry as an adult.
What do you think about sequels to books about youth? I started to ask about sequels to favorite books, but that's a whole other subject when it comes to mysteries. I'm not talking about mysteries. I'm talking about books featuring young people. Maybe Alan Bradley is smart in keeping Flavia de Luce young.