Thursday, 12 April 2012
J is For J.K. Rowling
And her new book!
The Casual Vacancy will be J.K. Rowling's first foray into the adult genre. Dubbed a "black comedy" the novel opens with the sudden death of a popular man whose unexpected demise shocks the town. The battle for his seat on the local council sets off "the biggest war the town has yet seen," with rich people fighting poor, parents battling their teenagers, and wives in conflict with their husbands.
I loved Harry Potter but I'm not sure I'll love this one too. Only time will tell. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for her to know that Harry Potter was such a success and now the world is waiting to see if she can pull it off again. Talk about anxiety. Though J. might never allude to her fears, she is probably just as nervous as the rest of us.
Nonetheless, I'm excited for its September 27th release because it will be a blast to read a story all about Muggles. And wouldn't it be cool if some magical things happen that no one else in the book can explain except for we, the readers? I'll have a fanboy freakout! LOL.