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<   No. 1474   2007-02-08   >

Comic #1474

1 Ophelia: Will, you're risking your job here. If we don't make this deadline, Mr Marlowe will want to know why.
2 Mercutio: {walking up to see what's going on} What's up?
3 Ophelia: Will has been wasting time writing Harry Potter fan-fic instead of working on that documentation!
4 Mercutio: Oooh, can I read it?
4 Ophelia: You're not helping!

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2016-10-16 Rerun commentary: Like many people, no doubt, I bought a copy of the recently released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script so I could read it.

My review? Well, while it was definitely good to read some new Potterverse material with J.K. Rowling on the writing team, it actually felt somewhat like a fan-fic, rather than another Potter novel. Mostly because of the stage play format, I suspect, in which the action has to be seriously compressed to be viable. Basically, I would have preferred it as a novel rather than a play script, I think.

I could go into more details, but I'll avoid spoilers here.

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