Thursday, April 12, 2012

J.K. Rowling: Writing Again

J.K. Rowling, author of the famous and well loved Harry Potter series, is coming out with a new book to be released on September 27, 2012.
Don't get too excited Harry Potter fans; it's not a continuation of the series. The book, titled The Casual Vacancy, is an adult novel focused on the character Barry Fairweather, a man who dies unexpectedly in his early forties, leaving his little town of Pagford in shock. Pagford, seemingly pleasant, is actually a town that is at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, and teachers at war with their pupils.
The missing place of Fairweather on the parish council provokes the biggest war the town has yet seen.
The story is blackly comic, thought-provoking, and surprising.
Although I'm disappointed that she's not continuing with Potter, I'm sure that Rowling's new book will be spectacular in it's own way because of the magnificent writer that she is and I'm excited to read it.

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