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JK Rowling: The Casual Vacancy Book Cover Revealed!

Now to start, I would like to say I’m sorry for my long absence from your dose of book news. I blame exams, and you should too.

So to start, here’s a little news that is slightly late but it’s still exciting. JK Rowling (the legend herself) is set to release her first book for adults on 27th of September – very exciting news for Harry Potter fans who have to keep themselves away from the Harry Potter books because the binding is falling apart.

According to JK Rowling’s official website the book tells the story of the fictional village of Pagford, and how the premature death of Barry Fairbrother leaves the villagers in shock. It promises to be “blackly comic, thought provoking and constantly surprising”. I for one can’t wait to read the novel – it’s sure to be ingenious.

Recently the book cover was revealed, to cries of shock, joy, and some horror from unsuspecting fans (see below). Admittedly when I first set eyes on it, I felt slightly unimpressed. It looks quite like the book cover for her previous title Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But when I took a look at a good photo of it, it really looked great. It speaks volumes about the novel, and the idyllic, Britishness of Rowling and her writing style.

What do you think of it? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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4 comments on “JK Rowling: The Casual Vacancy Book Cover Revealed!

  1. Poor choice of font for the author’s name. It’s largely uninspiring.

  2. Looks a bit plain for a modern book cover, perhaps that’s what she was going for?

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