Thursday, April 12, 2012

J.K. Rowling's New Book - Title and Release Date

I don't own this photo. If I actually did, you would never hear the end of me meeting J.K. Rowling. Alas, did not happen, so again, photo not mine.

I'm sure you all know by now but J.K. Rowling is working on her first adult book (and first post-Potter novel too of course) to be published by Little, Brown.

However, now the title and the release date have been announced and I'm so excited!!


Book: The Casual Vacancy

Out: September 27. Yeah, this year!! Can you say awesome?!


This is what the publisher posted about the book-

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 facade 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?

I was on Tumblr, I believe, and someone pointed out the whole Harry and Barry thing. Too funny!! Didn't even think of that. At any rate, I really love adult books so I'm excited that J.K. is venturing into that age level, especially since the original kid fans of Harry Potter are now grown up, like myself! The publisher also says that the book is "blackly comic." NICE!!

What do you all think? Excited for the book? Not so much? Share your thoughts! 

2 comments:

Medeia Sharif said...

This is a departure from HP, but I don't mind. She's such a great writer that I'd love to read this.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog) said...

I dunno. The summary didn't really grab me...
But then again, I LOVED Twilight, but couldn't get into The Host.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog