JK Rowling has announced her first follow up to her Harry Potter series. The Casual Vacancy is a book geared towards adults (but really, adults love Harry Potter too). Not much is known about the series but now we have a brief synopsis, a release date, and a brand new website to get ready for it. Will you be reading?
Does this mean we can't play around on her old site anymore? That used to be so much fun :(. It's a shame it's being released in September. I'm still trying to come up with mothers day gift ideas.
The Casual Vacancy will be released on Thursday, September 27th. Here is a brief synopsis from The Little, Brown Group's official website:
"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 facade 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?"
What do you think of The Casual Vacancy? Does it sound interesting? It kind of reminds me of that movie Hot Fuzz.