Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
This is a half-humorous look at why Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had to be the way it was. Let’s get this straight: I read the book in one night. I enjoyed it. It was fast paced, easy to read, required no deep thinking and revisited all the characters I had grown to love from the original series. In other words, it read very much like fanfiction. Which essentially (not being written by J. K. Rowling), it was.
Now before we all jump on the bandwagon of denouncing fanfiction as being unliterary, let me say a few words in defence of the genre.