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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:39 pm

Her new adult book http://cbsn.ws/HNW7Fx
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Tris » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:48 pm

Unfortunately, I can't read it because I'm 12... :( Please, Mom, let me read it... :pray:
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:22 am

The write-up leaves me cold, I'm afraid.

The Casual Vacancy focuses on the little town of Pagford, with its cobbled square and ancient abbey, which is left in shock when parish councillor Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties.

The publishers said: "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." The story follows the battle for the empty seat on the parish council "in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations".


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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby michelanCello » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:46 am

Dunno if I'll read it... it's not my kind of book so far...
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Dotsie » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:12 pm

She should have published under a pen name. HP fanboys will buy it and be crushed!
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby michelanCello » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:21 pm

Maybe she was affraid it wouldn't be such a hit?
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby LilMaibe » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:56 pm

When I see such a tagline I come to two possible solutions for the plot:
1- Supernatural elements: That post holds great mystic power, though one has to hold creatures from beyond at bay.
2- Non-supernatural: Something with money laundering and general wordly power.
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby pip » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:19 pm

Dotsie wrote:She should have published under a pen name. HP fanboys will buy it and be crushed!

JK is a pen name . oddly could be interesting. publisher described it as a black comedy so we shall see. might be a new iain banks. ;) :D
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby stripy_tie » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:53 pm

Dotsie wrote:She should have published under a pen name. HP fanboys will buy it and be crushed!


She's said that's what she'd prefer to do but that the press would discover it in seconds, which is probably accurate.
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Tris » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:19 pm

Anything J. K. Rowling writes HAS to be good, right???
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby BatrickPatrick » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:47 pm

Sounds pretty boring to me...Maybe she's trying to be too grown up :P
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:19 pm

I'm willing to give it a try.
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby author3 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:24 pm

It doesn't sound very interesting and for some unknown reason it reminds me of The Colorado Kid by Stephen King :?
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:07 pm

I heard that it was a black comedy, so I might give it a go. I enjoy comedy that's black as pitch, as long as it doesn't cross the line into DBC.
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Re: J.K.Rowling

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun May 06, 2012 11:04 pm

That is a serious amount of books sold on her new site.

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/potte ... um=twitter
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