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I can't believe I read the whole thing.
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2018
Well that was depressing! The whining of an entire cast of selfish, small minded, unlikable characters fills the nine hours it takes to read this over long novel. The only possibly likeable character dies in the first few pages and yet even he is a typically naive bleeding heart who spends all his time trying to save the unsaveable while ignoring his own wife and children. I kept reading, hoping for a positive message in the end. It never came. Krystal and Robbie were always going to be victims. Rowling should stick to Harry Potter. She does fantasy far better than harsh reality.