It is 5 p.m. on September 21st and that means it is exactly 6 days to the minute before the release of J. K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’. It is under strict embargo so we are not even allowed to have it locked away until the minute it goes on sale. It also means we haven’t had any advance proofs to read so we will be as fascinated as everyone else to see how good it is.
My tip is that it will be very, very good. Rowling became an even better writer as she worked through the Harry Potter series and she has had plenty of time to work on this, her first adult book. We do know that it is a dark comedy set in an apparently idyllic English village where a lot goes on behind the genteel facade so we can look forward to dastardly deeds!.
‘The Casual Vacancy’ will be in hardback at a recommended price of $39.99 but our 20% OFF PRICE will be $31.99.