I will try to be as gentle with this post as possible. I can’t really call it a review because I didn’t finish the book. I respect JK Rowling immensely as a writer, having grown up in the Harry Potter generation. I hate to be critical of her work.
I don’t understand why she had to put out a book so with much profanity and vulgarity. Plus, the book has so many characters that I couldn’t keep track of them. Beyond the first five pages, I had no idea what was happening. I’ve tried to read the book twice now. The first time, I read 150 pages without having a clue of what was going on. The second time, I gave it twenty. I just wasn’t going to go through that anymore.
Like I said, I’m sorry to be so critical. I love reading her Harry Potter books. If she wanted to write an adult novel, I don’t know why she had to incorporate all these sometimes gross things into it. If she wanted to write realistic fiction, she could have done this without the bad stuff. I couldn’t finish the book because of it. If this book didn’t have her name on it, I never would have given it a second thought. I tried my hardest to read it.
I hope that if she puts out another book, she returns to fantasy or writes an adult novel that has a little more life to it, and doesn’t use what I’ve already mentioned. This just was sad because I was looking forward to reading what she was putting out next. I was very disappointed with this. Regrettably, because of all the issues I’ve mentioned, I give it 1 star.
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