J.K. Rowling is to publish a new novel for adults

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  1. Agent Sideburns

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    http://www.jkrowling.com/

    J.K. Rowling is to publish a new novel for adults.
    Further details will be announced later in the year.
    J.K. Rowling’s official website is currently being refreshed and
    redesigned, and will be relaunched later this Spring.


    omg omg omg omg!!!

    *faints*
     
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    Very interesting, I'm actually excited to see what she comes out with
     
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    I'm guessing the majority of her fans think it's going to be a new series of Harry Potter novels, when in all reality it's not going to have a damn thing to do with that universe in the slightest.

    Although, if it does end up being new Harry Potter books, I'll be at first surprised, then happy.
     
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    It clearly says on the site that the new novel will be very different from the Harry Potter series.
     
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    I didn't bother going to her web site. That said, her fan base is full of 13- to 14-year-old girls who will look at that and claim it's all a conspiracy to cover up her intentions to write a series of novels about Harry's kids fighting Voldemort and Snape's love child.

    She has the worst fucking handwriting...
     
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    Sweet, hopefully it'll proove to the haters she is indeed a good writer and not just an author of "kids books".
     
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    I think she's an amazing writer so I'm looking forward to this. :)
     
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    Stephen King said she was a good writer, and that basically Stephanie Meyer was shit. :lol:

    I loved all the HP books, especially the last but I am really happy to hear that Mrs. Rowling is going for an adult audience this time around.
     
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    I hope that it involves vampires. WE NEED MORE VAMPIRES.
     
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    Only if they sparkle!!! If they don't sparkle I'm fuckin burning that shit
     
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    What kind of 'adult' novels? I like where this is going. If Harry Potter was written like a porno it would have ended so much better than it actually did. The whole series might have been more fulfilling.
     
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    'arry Potter? The porno?
     
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    http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/02/23/j-k-rowling-leaving-hogwarts-behind-for-first-adult-novel/

    Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.
     
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    Or just more filling.
     
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    A neighbor of Rowling's in Edinburgh, author Ian Rankin, tweeted Thursday that he thinks Rowling has written a mystery novel.

    "Wouldn't it be funny if J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults turned out to be a crime story set in Edinburgh?" Rankin wrote. "My word yes."



    Goddddddddammn I can't wait! I'm a sucker for mystery!
     
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    I've never understood how people classify books. There are obvious ways to classify books as "children's books," but in my opinion, the Harry Potter books (save maybe the first two) aren't "children's books" in any way. Because there's magic? That's a lame qualifier. The only reason anyone considers them as children's books is because mostly kids read them. That'd be like saying Stephen King was a children's author if the same audience read his books and no one else (which is kind of what Harry Potter is like).
     
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    They're children's books because that's the audience the author had in mind while writing it. Every artist worth their salt targets an audience. There's no such thing as an "everybody" book, so they'll pick a broad category and write for that.

    If you want the tell signs of a kids book: for one the book is about children who are in a children's setting full of other children who are given much more responsibility than real children would ever have. In short, it has qualities that appeal to children.
     

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