Report by JENIFERLAMUG
This time there’s no magic unlike the Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling’s second book “The Casual Vacancy” is aimed at grown-up audience. Little, Brown & Co., the publishing company announced on Thursday that the new book will be available worldwide on Sept. 27, in e-book, audio download and traditional hardback form.
The 480-page novel’s synopsis as suggested by the Associated Press: It opens with the sudden death of a popular man whose unexpected demise shocks the town. The battle for his seat on the local council sets off "the biggest war the town has yet seen," with rich people fighting poor, parents battling their teenagers, and wives in conflict with their husbands.
According to Jon Howells of British book store chain Waterstones, the synopsis of Rowling’s new book has some similarities to the works of Alexander McCall Smith- a writer of childrens’ book with great detective stories and Mark Haddon- an English novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
Howells believed that “The Casual Vacancy” will become this year’s best-selling novel like “Harry Potter”- one of the most successful fiction stories ever in history.