Friday, 13 April 2012

J. K. Rowling's first book for adults

This morning, the title and synopsis of J. K. Rowling's first novel for adults was revealed on, and I personally think - although it is a whole world away from the Harry Potter books - that it sounds like a fairly interesting read. But we shall see, I guess.
Anyway, I thought you guys might want to read about it, so here is the information from the Waterstones website.

Publishing Thursday 27th September 2012
The Casual Vacancy

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 fa├žade 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 parish 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 Casual Vacancy is JK Rowling's first novel for adults.

No cover art has been released for the book yet, but I will endeavour to keep you updated with all the details, when I know them!

Oh! And for my readers in the UK - Waterstones will be selling the novel at half price "later this year" (as it says on the website). I think that means when it's released it'll be half price - so it'll be worth taking a look.

How do you feel about J. K.'s first adult novel? Do you think it'll be a hit? Are you interested in reading it, despite the absence of Harry? Let me know in the comments :)


Vicky said...

I'll probably read it just because I loved Harry so much - I'm not sure I like the synopsis and the idea as much as I loved HP, but we'll see. :-)

HeroineAddict said...

I don't think anything could ever compare to HP. But I think this sounds pretty interesting and I'll definitely read it. JKR is an A-plus writer no matter what :)

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