Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bookish News on J.K. Rowling!

This week our bookish news comes from the very notable J.K. Rowling. Her new book finally has a release and a few notes on what its about. Although its not a spin off of Harry in his older years like everyone was hoping it would be, it does sound like an entertaining read. The new book's title is 

"The Casual Vacancy" 

Check out what was said about it on

"According to a Little, Brown press release, the story begins when Barry Fairweather dies suddenly in his early 40s, leaving the little town of Pagford in shock. Now, Pagford seems a nice enough place on the surface with its cobbled square and ancient abbey, but beneath this idyllic setting lies a town at war. Dun dun dun.
The rich fight the poor, teenagers fight parents, wives fight husbands (you get the idea) — and the empty seat on the town's council left by Barry sparks the biggest battle yet. As the drama unfolds, the question arises: who will triumph in this election riddled with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? (Guess politics never change.)
Rowling herself tweeted that it will be "Very different to Harry, although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much."
We can only hope we can say the same when we read it. According to the WSJ, "The Casual Vacancy" hits shelves Sept. 27, which means we'll likely be up when the clock strikes midnight waiting in line for our very own copy."

Not trying to knock anyone off or anything, but if this wasn't by Rowling, I probably wouldn't read it. The synopsis doesn't sound like something I would normally pick up. So I really don't know how I feel about this. I guess I was expecting something with some wizardry or something. 

What do you guys think of the title and synopsis? Anyone else as disappointed as me? 

1 comment:

  1. Nothing about that book makes me want to read it except the fact that J.K. Rowling wrote it. When I read (because I know I will) I just have to keep in mind, this is not Harry Potter.