If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series, then you will likely be pleased to know that JK Rowling's latest novel is due to be released on September 27th. However, the newest novel isn't about the boy wizard at all, but instead is aimed at adults, called The Casual Vacancy. If this novel is even half as good as the Harry Potter series, you can expect that it will be an international bestseller.
However, for those wondering what the British author has been up to since finishing the final book in the seven-volume Harry Potter series, there is a documentary produced by ABC Television Australia that will tell you just that. Life After Harry Potter will air on September 27th, one month before the release date of Casual Vacancy, which will be available on October 27th.
The Casual Vacancy is about the politics of a small town, but the bestselling author is being tight-lipped about the rest of the plot. The cover, which was released in July, doesn't give very many clues as to what awaits inside either. Rowling told the UK Guardian, "the worst that can happen is that everyone says, 'that's shockingly bad'." After writing seven of the most popular books in the world, one would think that Rowling had any doubts about her writing abilities conquered, but that is apparently not the case.
It has been fifteen years since the 47-year-old writer scribbled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on napkins at her local coffee shop. While there is universal sadness among fans everywhere that the last tale has been woven about the boy wizard with the lightning-shaped scar on his forehead, what would have been even sadder is if Rowling had never written again. However, that is not the case, and readers can bite into JK Rowling's latest masterpiece on September 27th.
Here is the trailer for Life After Harry Potter.
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