Friday, February 24, 2012

JK Rowling Writing New Book - For Adults


JK Rowling is getting paid $8M for her next novel and it is not about Harry Potter or anyone in Harry Potter. Ostensibly it is for adults, but I think adults made up about half her Harry Potter readers so I think it is unfair to say those books were for kids. Would you read a 7 year old Deathly Hallows? I don't think so. No one knows what the book will be about and I do wonder whether it will be any good, but at least she did not just give up on writing like so many authors who get one great book or series out of themselves and then just go into hiding because they can't write anymore.

14 comments:

HannahPalindrome said...

I loved Harry Potter, but I don't think she's a very good writer.

.robert said...

She is not an adult themed writer. If she was any good then it would be reflected in the HP books. She is a genius when compared to whoever wrote the Left Behind series though.

Maja. With a J. said...

Betcha it'll be like Helen Fielding on steroids.

Moosefan said...

I am excited about this. Wonder if it will be a series.
@.robert-I agree with you. I liked the first 3 in that series and then it just went bad.

ali said...

I will definitely give it a try!

Mamaroni said...

Makes sense...all the kid Potter readers are adults now so I'm sure she'll get some readers

crila16 said...

My niece and nephew, and even my friends kids aren't allowed to watch the Harry Potter movies past the first one. the 2nd was too violent and too scary for children, and it started getting really dark by the 3 or 4th book. The Harry Potter books are definitely NOT for children. They're for teens and up if you ask me.

crila16 said...

I also disagree that JK Rowling HP series went bad after the 3rd book. On the contrary...I think she's brilliant and was able to take incidents from the first books and integrate them into the later books. Brilliant and genius.

Sis said...

Loved the HP books and movies too! I enjoy her story and am glad she kept the licensing rights, I'll be interested in what she writes this time.

lutefisk said...

She will definitely get all of the young adults who grew up with the HP books. My daughter called from college to tell me about this. She can't wait.

WUWT? said...

I just want to say, so people know, that "Rowling" rhymes with "bowling" not with "howling." I cringe every time a fan says it wrong.

djphob said...

@crila be wary of talking down to children. Be aware of tHe difference between frightening them and introducing them to darker themes. Either way they'll turn out fine but we all enjoyed scary stories as kids!

BigMama said...

It's my understanding that she has been writing adult themed books for years, she just never tried getting them published because no one wanted to even THINK of her concentrating on anything but HP

Lelaina Pierce said...

^Yes, I believe I read the same thing?

I'll read it.