Apr 14, 2012

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JK Rowling’s New Book: Are You Going To Read It?

Little Brown released details about JK Rowling’s newest project this week.  She’s is working on a new novel for adults titled The Casual Vacancy.  Here’s the blurb:

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 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?

Little Brown says The Casual Vacancy is “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising”.  The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults and is due to release in Hardcover, eBook and CD Thursday, September 27th 2012.  As you can tell by the ‘Thursday’ release that these are the UK dates.  No info yet on whether or not North American dates will be the same.

So…will you be reading Rowling’s new book?

  1. I won’t run to the bookstore to buy it but I’m sure I’ll read it.

  2. Totally going to. I’m a big enough nerd that I’ll end up preordering it. J.K. Rowling could write copy for cereal boxes and I’d run out to get it.

  3. Rain Maiden Jen says:

    I will probably read the reviews in the blog world then decide. I hope it’s good.

  4. It sounds pretty boring, but maybe I will get it from the library, though no hurry

  5. Kathy MacAlister says:

    Not unless they drop the price on the Kindle version–$19.95 is ludicrous!

  6. I think I will, but I’m going to wait until you or any of my favorite bloggers review it, I won’t buy it on the blind.

  7. And of course, you are part that group.

  8. I think that once it gets to reasonable pricing then yes. While I love HP and I preordered all the books and I stood in line at midnight to get a copy, I justify that with… it was an established series that I loved and knew would be worth the money. While I don’t doubt that JK is an excellent writer, the truth is… she is basically an debut author now with this new adult book and I don’t take chances now with HC b/c of the prices. So… if a great deal comes along then I’d snap it up otherwise is waiting for MMP for me.

  9. Nope, totally does not appeal to me. But perhaps some reviews can sway my opinion. But truth be told, the last Harry Potter books were no fun at all, you just had to read them to find out what would happen.

  10. I don’t know yet but I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter so I think J.K Rowling deserve a little bit of trust from me. I might preorder it. What about you Julie?

  11. I’m not impatient to read it, but I would be curious to read some reviews about the book and I think I’ll read it too as well.

  12. Well, I was going to read it until I just saw they wanted $19.95 for the ebook. That is CRAZY talk. Not that big of a Rowling fan.

  13. Yes,absolutely she is a brilliant storyteller!

  14. I honestly can’t say whether or not I’m going to read it. I think I will do like most and wait and see. It really doesn’t sound like the type of book I would normally read so ??? I’ll wait for you guys to read it and convince me. ;)

  15. Yup! I like mysteries. But I’ll get it from the library. :)

  16. I’m gonna have to wait & see with this one. I think the HP series are some of the best books ever written & I truly love them, but this one I’m kinda “meh” about.

  17. No. It sounds so mundane and boring!

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