J.K. Rowling revealed as writer of critically acclaimed crime novel

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  • Lindsay Payson, UT
    July 18, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    The Casual Vacancy was so boring, the characters so unlikable, and the language used so coarse and profane that I have sworn never to pay money for anything Rowling ever writes again. I will be skipping this new series.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    July 16, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    JK is a great author, and honestly I wish she'd write more Harry Potter... but all that expectation is exactly why she'll never be able to reproduce what wonders she once did. The fact that she can manage to obtain critical acclaim writing a different genre shows us all that she's a fantastic writer (which she is)... Good for her for trying to share her craft and downplay the hype that comes from fame and public pressure. If she can shrug off all the expectations, she may even succeed in creating something fresh and new in our favorite series...

  • MikeWinder West Valley City, UT
    July 14, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    I realize that Robert Galbraith and Richard Burwash are certainly not the same sort of thing, but I do empathize with Rowling when she says: "It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name."

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    July 14, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    Nice to see she has a life beyond Harry Potter, but I'll be passing on this. The preview I read of the book was rather profane and vulgar. Still, I wish her well.