J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel The Casual Vacancy is the most anticipated book of year, so the media fanfare surrounding its release yesterday came as no surprise. Following millions of pre-orders, Rowling’s legion of now-grown-up fans found themselves a comfortable armchair and buried their noses in her latest offering. And after some impressive speed-reading many of them have finished!
The world has moved on from the days of Hogwarts so, whilst excitable readers might once have called, texted or Facebooked their opinions, nowadays they take to Twitter. And my how they tweeted… Here’s a round up of what they thought:
Professor Snape’s Twitter alias kicked off the hype by ascribing HRH J.K. the royal nickname used by many of her Harry Potter fans…
J.K. Rowling's new book, 'The Casual Vacancy' was released today. The Queen has returned. #TheCasualVacancy
But before you’re quick to judge what some readers regard to be the novel’s shortcomings, there were scores of fans who took to Twitter to share their delight in Rowling’s change of tone. Alexandra Darr was one of many users to tweet her praise to the author:
I can feel J.K. Rowling in The Casual Vacancy and I absolutely love it! @jkrowling