That's how long we'll have to wait. The announcement has been made, the website has come back to life and we have a title:
Ladies and Gentlemen, JK Rowling's new book will be entitled The Casual Vacancy!
It will be released on September 27, 2012 and the description so far has me itching to read:
JKR fans know that she is a master at world building as she whisked us all away to the magical world existing parallel to our own in the Harry Potter series, and with this description of The Casual Vacancy, it seems she is at it again. Already the community of Pagford seems to drip out of the words and into my psyche begging to explored completely to figure out just what is going on over there?!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.
As the announcement of this book makes it way around the world wide web, it is exciting to also note that JK Rowling's website has also come back to life. When you visit http://www.jkrowling.com/ you will first be asked to select the language you wish to explore in:
Once you do so, you will be carried along JK Rowling's timeline, which you can explore backwards reading stories about Pottermore, The Casual Vacancy, various important public appearances of JKR, notes about the different stages of the Harry Potter saga and important dates in JKR's personal life. It is a nice journey through the history of JK Rowling, as we know her so far. However, to the keen eye, there are light-handed scribbles in the background along the journey.
- Are these clues from JKR herself?
- Are they about Pottermore's release to the public?
- Do they have to do with the upcoming plot of The Casual Vacancy?
- Did I read one that said, "Tomorrow 2pm"??
Are you looking forward to JK Rowling's new book?
Is the description of the book in line with what you had anticipated from hr first adult book release?
Will you investigate www.jkrowling.com looking for clues about the new title or other JKR announcements?
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