J.K. Rowling’s New Novel: The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling merely sold 600 million Harry Potter books. So, you might ask yourself why is she writing another one? Because her audience grew up. The Casual Vacancy is J. K. first novel for adults.

Here’s a description from amazon.com:

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising

the release date is September 27th and I cannot wait!

Cheers,

Bob

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8 thoughts on “J.K. Rowling’s New Novel: The Casual Vacancy

    1. I agree. She is like a modern Dickens in a way. The names of characters are so fitting and her descriptions are spot on. I am excited to see how she addresses a different audience.

  1. Yes, I am actually working on one as we speak. It’s about a small town in New England and Larry Tempest is my unfortunate councilman.

    Okay more seriously, yes. I think there will be a brief blip of them per usual of a big publication like this, but I don’t think they will be much in the line of the Twilight spin offs. That is a different beast altogether. I pray for their extinction one day, and soon.

  2. Happy for her success, the HP books were a phenomenon not often seen. But this blurb, unfortunately, sounds rather like the plot of a midsummer murders episode (British detective programme set in rural England). It doesn’t hint at anything I haven’t seen or read before. But i guess with her fame it doesn’t need to; people will buy and read it no matter what.

    I’m not saying it will be bad, but I cant at this point see it being as good as HP. Although I’m sure there will be a few surprises in store.

    1. I agree. Her writing is fantastic. If I can be so bold, I don’t think her intention is to write another Potter. It will be very interesting to see how she addresses older readers. Though I was very much taken with her YA HP books at 27.

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