Wednesday 12 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Casual Vacancy

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My selection for this week is:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Publication Date:September 27th 201
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Summary from Goodreads:
When Barry Fairweather dies in his early forties, the 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?

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

What I think:
Well, I know, I must be living under a rock for not hearing sooner about J.K. Rowling's newest release... I'm deeply ashamed of myself for that, believe me :P

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so anything written by this author, must be awesome! The Casual Vacancy is totally different and for a whole different target group of readers, making me believe that I will come to appreciate J.K. Rowling on a whole new level. I needed to read this book, even before I ever heard about it :)


  1. I kinda want this just because its jk Rowling but it not really my thing. Lol.

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  2. It'll be really interesting to see how JK tackles adult fiction. Great choice :)

  3. Yay! Another Rowling fan! I am dying to read this book. Have it on pre-order. Brave thing she's done - shifting genres.
    Here's mine- WoW
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  4. I'm not all that excited about this one but I will read it if I get the chance to. Nice pick!
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  5. I've known about her book for a while now but this is the first time I've actually read the synopsis!
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  6. I'm so curious about The Casual Vacancy. I'm a huge HP fan, as well, and I can't wait to see what new story Rowling has created. I know it won't be HP, but Rowling is a wonderful writer, and she can be very funny, too.

    Not long now, until we can get our hands on this one. :)


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