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What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?

Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
5694 (15%)
The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
3147 (8%)
Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
20313 (54%)
I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
7982 (21%)
  37136 votes in total

13047 Comments

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I’m reading the reviews on Goodreads. People are making comments about feeling as if they have entered a world they don’t want to leave when the book ends. That sort of sentiment makes me feel very excited for this book. Obviously, it is not Harry but it sounds as if she may have “done it again” in this first novel of a new series.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 14, 2013, 08:52 AM report to moderator
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One person who only gave it three stars demoted it because it had long sentences with lots of commas.

Another person who only gave it three stars said there was a long exposition toward the end explaining how and why the murder was committed. (In other words there was a Dumbledump at the end.)

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 14, 2013, 08:58 AM report to moderator
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245 Points

I just picked up the copy I put on hold at my local independent bookstore.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 14, 2013, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I have had a lovely day. I met up with my sister. Had a little look around the shops, then headed to the Cathedral Close with a picnic. We sat on a bench in the shade and nibbled our way through a selection of salad and fruits. Very yummy and enjoyable, with lots of good chatting.
It is still very hot. As soon as I got home I sat in the empty bath and used the shower attachment to have a cold, refreshing wash!

I saw the news about JK’s new book last night. I find it interesting that suspicion was first raised as it was deemed too good to be a debut novel. I’d have thought that the reviewers might have recognised her very distinctive writing style that was so obvious in The Casual Vacancy I will be looking for that when I read it.
I am about to go to Amazon to order it. Neither of the large, narional bookshops in the city today had it.

Talking of Amazon, there has been a flood of new reviews since I first went to look last night. It is interesting to read the reviews that were made before the news broke. One of them must have been in the know, as it mentions a lack of wizards!
It also shows how very difficult it must be to make it as a new writer. Until the news broke, only 1,500 copies had sold!

I wish, for her sake, that Mr. Galbraith’s privacy had held a little longer.

Posted by asti on July 14, 2013, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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I just looked at Amazon. The sales of the book has increased almost 10 million percent since last night.

Apparently, even though the book had critical acclaim and very good reader ratings it had still did not seem to be selling well in my estimation. Selling 1500 copies in ten weeks doesn’t seem like many but they were referring to it as a best selling murder mystery even before the sales too off. So, there is evidence you can write a very well received book and still hardly sell any books, not enough to make an impact on your personal economy.

JKR wrote a book that very few of us liked but it sold many copies just because she wrote it. Now she has written a book that is being well received, even acclaimed by the critics, and the sales didn’t take off until the world knew who wrote it.

I would never have seen it left to myself. I don’t even go down the murder mystery/private detective aisle.

At least she knows she has written a book that the people who read it liked it without knowing who wrote it.

I wonder if they printed several million copies in anticipation of making a reveal or if they are going to have to go to a second printing now.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 14, 2013, 07:53 PM report to moderator
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Interesting, the percentage increase appears to have reached 10 million percent and has had to start a recount. The book has reached a 3 million percent increase for the second time today. I don’t think the calculator at Amazon can go over 10 million, rather like an old fashioned odometer in a car that reached 100,000 miles and turned back to zero.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 14, 2013, 09:48 PM report to moderator
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I downloaded a sample of the book. It was good. I am buying it. “Just because it is JK Rowlong”. LOL. I hate that the reviews citizen her writing. That she can’t write adult fiction, yet here we are the millions of her fans and we love her books and her writing. We are testimony to her excellent writing. :)

I’m not sure I worded that correctly. Millions of people can not be wrong about her writing. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on July 15, 2013, 06:48 AM report to moderator
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857 Points

Aloha from work. ;)

Just work lurking. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2013, 09:00 AM report to moderator
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245 Points

Reading and doing laundry. So far, I like it much better than A CASUAL VACANCY.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 15, 2013, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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231 Points

Just noticed that this poll started on May 30th 2011. I had a lot more hair back then.

Posted by ironsos on July 15, 2013, 02:07 PM report to moderator
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857 Points

I had a lot more sanity back then. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2013, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos, That was my 40th birthday!!!

I am going to have to wait for my book…….when I ordered it last night, it said it would take between 5 and 10 days to dispatch! I actively spend time to research and seek out new, interesting books; I would never have found this.
Lady Hawke, it’s so good to hear that it’s got off to a good start!

Posted by asti on July 15, 2013, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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Your 40th birthday,like this poll,may last forever.

Posted by ironsos on July 15, 2013, 05:25 PM report to moderator
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Oooh, does that mean I can cancel out the last two birthdays??! Long live this poll!!

Posted by asti on July 15, 2013, 05:30 PM report to moderator
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Asti I was very disgruntled by the expected delivery date on my order: normally I don’t pay postage on my orders, I just accept standard delivery time, but, on this occasion, I paid the amount which stated delivery in “two business days”. I am not a happy bunny!

I don’t envy Countess Kate having to spend the final days of her pregnancy in this heat:(

Posted by Graymayne on July 15, 2013, 05:33 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, I see why you are talking about the poll. It has suddenly become relevant again.

I am not a crime fiction reader so I have no means of comparing this book to its peers. I don’t know if it is moving fast or slow or if it is in any way up to standard. I just know I keep turning pages. I like the smart main characters.

Someone in a review made the point our HP books were in many ways sleuthing novels.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 15, 2013, 05:59 PM report to moderator
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I like crime novels and would have found it eventually. I bought it after reading the first chapter and I am hooked.

Posted by korey1979 on July 15, 2013, 07:17 PM report to moderator
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85 Points

Reading JK Rowling aka Robert Galbraith. :)

I bought it for my IPad.

Posted by Madame Minerva on July 15, 2013, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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245 Points

I think I’m the only one with a hard copy of the book.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 15, 2013, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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245 Points

I think I know who did it and the feeling is very intense. Either she has thrown out a discrete red herring or my suspicion, knowing the author of the book, are centering on someone for no good reason other than instinct.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 16, 2013, 09:46 AM report to moderator
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May be a good idea NOT to change your avatar.

Posted by ironsos on July 16, 2013, 01:08 PM report to moderator
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Well this avatar is not to big.

Posted by ironsos on July 16, 2013, 01:18 PM report to moderator
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http://www.garfield.com/comics/todayscomic.html

A classic!!!

Posted by ironsos on July 16, 2013, 01:24 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

Good evening!

I am still really enjoying this hot weather. It seems so long since we’ve had a stretch of full sun and high temperatures, I don’t even mind when I am TOO hot! I am spending a lot of time in a cold bath, lol!

Still no royal baby news. She’s now three days overdue.

I am glad to see the new book is going down well. I look forward to reading my copy in about a fortnight, sigh!

Posted by asti on July 16, 2013, 03:59 PM report to moderator
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Asti I wouldn’t be surprised by a birth at the end of the month. Kate didn’t seem eight months pregnant to me when she launched that ship just before the day of the Trooping of the Colour.

Posted by Graymayne on July 16, 2013, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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My only “complaint” is that there is so much information packed on a page that I feel like I’ve been reading for ages and I’ve barely made a dent. Other than that I am pretty sure I know who did it and I’m thoroughly engrossed.

Posted by korey1979 on July 16, 2013, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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Finally broke down and bought a Kindle. Got the basic low cost one.

Posted by ironsos on July 16, 2013, 07:29 PM report to moderator
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245 Points

Aimee Carter, author of The Goddess Test series, just offered me $500 for my copy of TCC!

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 16, 2013, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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857 Points

Ironsos that’s the one I have. I do not read magazines and I do not need color & if I do need those, I have the app on 4 computers. The kindle is great for reading at lunch or while waiting at the doctor’s offices and while travelling by car (when I’m the passenger and not sleeping, that is).

It is very adequate to my needs. I do not see myself “upgrading” until they no longer support the basic model. ;)

Lady Hawke because it is a first edition? ;)

Tomorrow I go get my CPAP machine and headgear fitting. I am still ambivilent (sp?) about getting it, but I do intend to give it an honest try. My cardiologist said that some of his patients have told him that it really makes a huge difference in the quality of their lives. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 16, 2013, 11:06 PM report to moderator
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Deanie: I have the kindle for pc already installed and this unit will free me from the laptop which is why I got it.

Hope the CPAP works for you.

Posted by ironsos on July 16, 2013, 11:19 PM report to moderator
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