The Casual Vacancy
Hedwig, we're not in Hogwarts anymore. The trailer for "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's upcoming HBO miniseries, has
J.K. Rowling's first foray outside of the wizarding world was met with mixed reviews. Some thought The Casual Vacancy was
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It sounds like HBO is set to have one magical summer. The book tells the story of seemingly normal English village, but in
For J.K. Rowling, the act of anonymity represented a big action -- she went to great lengths to remain behind the curtain of a pseudonym -- but it also was a way for her to appear small, and to give pleasure without the burden of fame.
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"The Casual Vacancy" is coming to BBC. J.K. Rowling's latest novel will become a series with the author collaborating "closely
"Hey, how would you like to see Jo tonight?" Jo? Jo who? But then it dawned on me. Oh. My. Goodness. Jo. As in, Joanne "Jo" Rowling.
"We’ve lost our minds when it comes to accountability of public figures," confirmed the comedian. "I couldn’t have written
It was hard for me to love these characters. More than once, I thought of putting the book down because these characters are so real, so raw, that they become dislikable and at the same time, curiously familiar. They remind me of the neighbors Jesus calls me to love.
It is an excellent read. More importantly for me, though, it is the kind of book that I have dreamed about having the world's prominent authors write about: with Sikh characters and references, but as a normal, ordinary part of the narrative, not in the form of lectures and essays.
The news that J.K. Rowling would publish a novel for adults was greeted generally in predictable ways: with excitement, trepidation and skepticism in equal measures.
"The Casual Vacancy" has been knocked off its perch atop Amazon's bestseller list, falling to #2 behind Rick Riordan's "The
Still, Yahoo! Movies says the recent trend in Dickensian films means Rowling's book could very well be picked up by an American
It's way too long. These are all fair statements, but I don't believe they subtract from the quality of the book, or even
J.K. Rowling has a new novel. She's moved away from Harry Potter, the boy wizard whose stories prompted millions of kids
Dear Mrs. Rowling, let me state for the record that I have not read your new novel, The Casual Vacancy, and though I have not skimmed one single page, I must be honest about the depth of your deception, lies, and skullduggery.
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LA Times: People magazine: The Casual Vacancy confirms that Rowling does not lose her narrative gifts by stepping outside
"Theoretically, if you broke the embargo, [the publisher would] refuse access to other embargoed titles in the future, not