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"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.


THE CASUAL VACANCY 
J.K. Rowling 
Coming September 27th, 2012


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 fa├žade 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 town’s 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. 

 I discovered today that there is info available on J.K. Rowling's next book! And it sounds delightful! As though I could snub anything from the most cherished author of the Harry Potter series, which is still one of my most obsessive obsessions. I'm a little worried that it won't live up to the Potter legend, but I have hope. Rowling's mastery of dark humor already showed through in the Potter books (a favorite line: "Where's Wood?" "In the showers. I think he's trying to drown himself." for just a small example). I think with an adult audience and the ability to be darker and edgier, she'll come up with something squirmingly funny. I'm predicting something along the lines of Diana Wynne Jones meets Neil Gaiman. Guess we'll have to see!

Coming up on the blog: Review of "Not Even There" by J. Scott Sharp (@JScottSharp)


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