Video news: Why Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ will be the biggest adult book release of the 21st century
In a new video, Buzz:60 claims that J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy will be the biggest book release for adult novels of the 21st century as it has surpassed Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol opening week sales mark with over one million pre-orders and climbing.
The new book by Rowling deals with topics such as addiction, prostitution, single parenthood, and adolescent lust, all of which are far removed from ‘The Boy Who Lived’ book series.
A reminder of the synopsis of The Casual Vacancy by the publishers of Little, Brown Book Group:
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
The Casual Vacancy is due out September 27.