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What Adam’s Reading: “The Casual Vacancy” By J.K. Rowling

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200px-The_Casual_VacancyJ.K. Rowling. At this point, everyone knows her name, which is why I’m not even going to dive into her previous work or accolades since it would just be reiterating facts that you’re already familiar with. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when she released her first novel since the Harry Potter series back in September, it became an immediate global best-seller. Being a fan myself, I was very excited to sink my teeth into it and shape my own impressions of her as an adult author and not a creator of children’s books.

As I mentioned, this is JKR’s first foray into being an adult writer and in that perspective, it feels like she’s trying to distance herself from her previous work as much as possible. The first indication of this is the scope of this story. It’s so small compared to Harry Potter not just in its…

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