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The Casual Vacancy

  1. J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy HBO/BBC Miniseries Picks Up A Slew Of British Actors

    and let it be known

    Did we expect anything less? 

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  2. The Work of J.K. Rowling is Coming to HBO

    This is just like magic!

    But it still won't be available on Amazon Prime.

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  3. Have You Read Robert Galbraith’s New Book? No? Surprise! He’s Actually J.K. Rowling.

    Gender Bendery

    If you somehow hadn't heard of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, you might assume she was a man. In fact, that was done on purpose. She used that pen name rather than her real name,"Joanne," upon first release of that series at the behest of her publisher, who thought boys might not want to read a book by a woman. But Rowling recently published another novel under a different pseudonym, and it was her idea. The Mary Sue readers, allow us to introduce you to Robert Galbraith

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  4. The BBC Is On a Roll, Nabs The Casual Vacancy For Exclusive Adaptation

    This is just like magic!

    Well, that didn't take long. JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, a global bestseller and the first adult book by the author, is being adapted for the small screen by the BBC. As of yet there's no specific information on anyone who will be involved in the projectsave Rowling herself, whom the BBC reports "will collaborate closely with the project, with the number and length of the episodes to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun."

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  5. Fifty Shades of Grey and The Casual Vacancy Escape Nomination for Bad Sex Writing

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    I am eternally amused by the existence of the Bad Sex Awards, a yearly attempt to crown the worst sex scene in an otherwise non-erotic work of fiction "to draw attention to the crude and often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel – and to discourage it." Every reader knows how fun it is to encounter a terrible sex scene in the middle of an otherwise adequate or even enjoyable book. You know, ones that look like they were created in a game of madlibs, which, by the way, is a game I have totally played with dollar store paperback bodice rippers. The other thing I totally love about the Bad Sex Awards is that this is the one literary award list where I don't mind if women are always underrepresented on it.

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  6. Fantasy Author J.K. Rowling Doesn’t Read Fantasy Or Sci-Fi Books, Names Her Favorite Literary Heroine

    Not a Misprint

    The New York Times recently sat down with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to discuss something near and dear to her - books! But in the midst of talk ranging from classic authors, to books that made her cry, and her favorite literary heroine, something huge was revealed. Rowling doesn't read fantasy or sci-fi. DOES NOT COMPUTE!!! 

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  7. J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy is Genuinely Unreadable on Kindle

    In case you've been waiting for J.K. Rowling's newest offering, called The Casual Vacancy, and were looking forward to reading it on your fancy Kindle, it's probably time to start reining in your expectations. The book is seriously, literally, unreadable. Due to a formatting error, the book essentially has two font settings: Minuscule, and huge. Even better? Due to a legal loophole, the eBook still retails for $17.99, and Kindle users can't even read it.

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  8. J.K. Rowling on Unicorns and Sex

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    I had a lot of real-world material in me, believe you me. The thing about fantasy — there are certain things you just don’t do in fantasy. You don’t have sex near unicorns. It’s an ironclad rule. It’s tacky. -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, to The New Yorker. With the imminent release of her first post-Harry Potter book, The Casual Vacancy, The New Yorker has secured an indepth feature with the British author, and fortunately for the rest of us, it's available free online. It's an interesting read, despite a strange moment where the writer feels the need to let us know that Rowling's wearing too much foundation. Flavorwire has some key quotes. Previously in Rowlings The Casual Vacancy

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  9. J.K. Rowling Primes Herself for Negative Reviews when The Casual Vacancy Hits Shelves this Thursday

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    Harry Potter may be over (except for in our hearts. Harry Potter is never over in our hearts), but the literary output of J.K. Rowling isn't. The Casual Vacancy, Rowling's first post-Potter novel, comes out this Thursday, and while anticipation for the book is sky-high (understatement of the year), Rowling seemed a bit nervous in a recent interview with The Guardian regarding her new book, the first she's written for adults.

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  10. UPDATED: Security Breach Sends Harry Potter Fans Into A Panic After J.K. Rowling’s New York Appearance Tickets Oversell

    Natural Disasters

    J.K. Rowling fans in the United States were both terrified and giddy with excitement when the author announced she'd be making just one U.S. stop this year. The Harry Potter scribe would be promoting her upcoming book, The Casual Vacancy, at New York's Lincoln Center to a crowd of just over 1,000. There's just one problem now - tickets accidentally went on sale early and now the highly anticipated event is oversold. 

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