New JK Rowling Book – A Casual Vacancy

I heard a few months ago that J.K. Rowling was writing a new book. I was very excited. Then a little disappointed when I heard it wasn’t going to be related to Harry Potter at all.

Now, I am stuck in limbo. I can’t decide if I want to read it or if I don’t. I know I’ll compare it to the Harry Potter books constantly. The book is called, “The Casual Vacancy,” and is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

From what I have read online, it doesn’t sound like the sort of book I’d usually read, but the Author’s name makes me want to read it. The official information is available HERE but here’s my brief summary:

“The story is set in an English town called Pagford. The town is typically English – complete with cobbled Market square, and an ancient Abbey. The town looks quaint to visitors; but in reality the town is at war. Parents, children, teachers, pupils, husbands and wives are all at war with one another.

When local man Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly, the town is left in shock – he was only in his early forties. His death means there is an empty seat on the Parish Council, and this becomes the catalyst for the town’s biggest war to date.

In the quest to win the election and occupancy of the empty Parish Council seat, there will be revelations, deceit and passion. The novel has been described as “Thought-provoking, blackly comic, and constantly surprising.”

The UK and USA publication date is 27th September 2012. The RRP for the
hardback is £20 in the UK and £35 in the USA. Pre-ordering is available
now in good book shops and online.

UK Amazon customers can pre-order for £9.86 – that’s over 50% off the RRP!
USA Amazon customers can pre-order for $20.95 – Over $14 under the RRP!
Amazon offer a price guarantee – if the pre-order price drops between you placing your order and the release date, you will pay the lowest price.

This is not a sponsored post, I am just a fan of J.K.Rowling.
I have not read the book – this post is based on information I have read on J.K. Rowling’s official website and the publisher’s websites.

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