So, I know this is a late post. Sorry about that, I totally forgot. It happens. That being said, this is as good a time as any to announce that from now on I’ll only be doing one post per week. It’ll go up on either Saturday or Sunday. I feel like I’ve been spending too much time on the Internet and I want to change that. So this is part of that mission.
Okay. On to business.
This week, J.K. Rowling released the synopsis and title of her upcoming novel, which now has a tentative release date on September 27th. You can also pre-order it.
The title is The Casual Vacancy.
Here’s the synopsis, taking directly from Rowling’s website:
Little, Brown announces details of J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, 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.
It sounds awesome, and judging from the synopsis it will be just as beautifully layered and intricate as the Harry Potter series is.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for The Casual Vacancy? Or do you fear that it’ll be disappointing given the brilliance of her previous work? As for me, I’m about as optimistic as you can get. I can’t wait to have this on my bookshelf.