One of my biggest hangups, though, is that she breaks her own damn rules. In PoA it's clear that the timeline is fixed - whatever you do when you go back in time doesn't actually affect the timeline because you've already done it (if that makes sense, I kind of feel like I just went in a circle). Now suddenly we're introducing alternate timelines and the ability to change the future? And conveniently every possible change brings upon the worst possible futures?As much as I liked being "back at Hogwarts", that bugged me - a lot.
@JealousofBelle, read this fic.
I haven't had a chance to read the play yet, but I stayed with some friends in London who got to see a performance (bastards), and they said reading the story isn't even in the same galaxy as seeing it. That it was the closest to watching a live-action film with special effects that they've ever seen. That they're still not sure how it was all done. After talking to them, I think even if the story leaves something to be desired (which they agreed with) it would still be SO worth seeing in person.
I wondered while reading it how they'd pull off some of the things described! I have to say that time travel stories are not my favorite- they give me a headache- but I enjoyed the book. It wasn't my favorite HP by any stretch, but it was nice to catch up the original trio, and I loved Albus and especially Scorpius.
I wonder if they plan to bring the production to the U.S.?
I haven't finished yet but I have some of the same complaints. The characters don't feel fleshed out, but that may be the format. I hated the beginning, where it compresses 2 or 3 years into a couple of pages. I think the time turner issue is because they went so far back in time. In PoA, they only went back a few hours. Maybe going back years really screws things up.