Book Hunters in Brief #136: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The stage play, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, opens tomorrow in London's West End. It could be a disaster. But it won't be. Here are three reasons why:

  1. 1. The sheer number of people who love the books guarantee financial success (if not necessarily a critical one).
  2. 2. With a few minor exceptions, J.K Rowling artistic and commercial instincts remain unparalleled.
  3. 3. Despite all the supernatural goings-on and the incredibly imaginative universe Rowling created, the books were essentially about  relationships which is, of course, what stage drama excels at.

All the Book Hunters say, "Break a Leg, Harry."


The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

You say you gave up on the whole idea of magic when the original Darrin on TV's Bewitched was "magically" transformed? We don't blame you. Just tell Book Hunters what you like and don't like to read and we'll conjure up a list of books that will soon appear in your email inbox as if by magic.