I know this is a little late, but hey, it’s better late than never.
Potter fans have been waiting since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for another book by the fabulous J.K Rowling, and on September 27th of this year we are finally going to get it.
It’s called The Casual Vacancy and, unfortunately, it is not about magic at all. It’s an adult book and a short synopsis of the book has been posted on Rowling’s website. It reads:
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, 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?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
As a fan of JK Rowling I know I will be picking this book up on its release date despite the content, but lucky for me it actually looks like it will be a good read.
What about all of you? Are you (whether or not you are a fan of J.K. Rowling) interested enough in the book to pick it up and give it a read?
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