New J.K. Rowling book has a release date, title, AND synopsis!

Color me surprised!

With how far into the year the announcement of J.K. Rowling's first adult novel was announced, I assumed that Little, Brown would publish it in early 2013.  I was WRONG.

The novel, entitled THE CASUAL VACANCY, will release world-wide [in English] on September 27th, 2012.  That's only a few months away!

Here's the synopsis:

Author: J.K. Rowling
Release Date: Out March 01, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group


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 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...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish 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.

What are your thoughts?  Will you be reading it?


  1. Definitely not Harry Potter. lol

    Honestly, I'm more of a fantasy fan, so I dunno if I'd be interested in buying, but it'd at least be worth picking a copy up at the library.

  2. I'll read it because it's JK Rowling but... it sounds kind of boring to me. I'm definitely a fantasy gal, but I read a lot of 'real' adult novels. This just doesn't sound like something I'll get into. Because of Harry Potter though, I'll get through to the end. Then I'll make my decision...

  3. Ohhh, that is SOON! o: I have to say I'm definitely curious, even though it doesn't sound similar to HP at all. ;)


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