Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The long wait is finally over! One of the most anticipated book releases of the year, J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, will be launched in the Philippines today, September 27 at exactly 3 pm by National Book Store.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the biggest selling young adult series of all-time, Harry Potter, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide. The Harry Potter books have also been adapted into eight blockbuster movies.

The Casual Vacancy is Rowling’s first book in five years and is her first book aimed at an adult readership. It tells the story of the little town of Pagford, which is left in shock after the death of Barry Fairbrother. Pagford, seemingly an English idyll, is a town at war. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council triggers the biggest war the town has yet seen.

Raise your hand if you're getting your copy of The Casual Vacancy today!

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  1. I cannot wait! I'm getting my copy today and I'm so excited. Great post!

  2. I hate to admit it, but I am so unsure about this book. I am so afraid to read it and not like it and then have it taint my love for J.K. Rowling - I know it sounds petty, but it's possible - ugh! lol! I know I'm definitely going to buy it eventually, but will probably wait a bit before reading it - I feel so intimidated :)
    Thanks for sharing! Enjoy and happy reading!!!

  3. I LOVE J.K. ROWLING. And wow, ^that comment above really got me thinking too. Haha. But this is an adult book so it will be way different from Harry Potter. ):

  4. To start with, I wasn't appreciating the plot initially as I thought the characters and the connections between them were pretty disjointed. I was struck by an apparent lack of cohesiveness. But as I crossed the 100th page, I was hooked to the travails and comic elements that make up the tapestry of Pagford! I was literally reading the book slowly so that the end might not come too soon! I think this book offers a very vivid picture if the social reality in decadent English villages. I think all booklovers should immerse themselves in Rowling's canvas!


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