JK Rowling adult book on sale

Bookshops opened their doors early for readers to get their hands on JK Rowling's first novel for adults. The Casual Vacancy is the author's first full-length book in five years.

Latest ITV News reports

Newspapers review JK Rowling's new novel

  • The Evening Standard's David Sexton: "The problem for Rowling's legions of fans will be that she has forgotten to include any basic likeability in her characters here or any real suspense as to what will happen - or deliberately chosen not to supply it."
  • The Daily Express's Emma Lee-Potter: "The book isn't flawless. Her writing style is direct and uncomplicated rather than literary and she has an annoying habit of shoving slabs of explanatory detail into brackets."

Advertisement