Can J.K. Rowling's New Novel Save Us From the '50 Shades of Grey' Apocalypse?

the casual vacancyThose who have been anxiously anticipating the release of J.K. Rowling's new novel won't have to wait much longer, as The Casual Vacancy will officially be found on store shelves this Thursday. And while die-hard Harry Potter fans will likely be standing in line to score one of the first copies, this book is a far cry from a children's novel.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The Casual Vacancy is a book meant for adults' eyes only, as it promises to touch on topics such as drugs, sexuality, and even prostitution.

Wait a second -- sexuality? Did someone say sexuality? OMG. Could this book potentially be the one to knock Fifty Shades of Grey out of the spotlight once and for all? (How awesome would that be?)


There's a pretty good chance of that happening -- especially since The Casual Vacancy is written by a world renowned author who actually knows how to write (sorry E. L. James, but it's true) -- and from the description, it sounds like it has a definite plot, which is something Fifty Shades totally lacks.

The story is set in an English village called Padford, and centers around a town councilman dying, which starts a class warfare between another town, called Fields. And somewhere in the middle of all that is where the sex, drugs, and rock and roll (or something to that effect) come in.

OMG. Is this a welcome change from Fifty Shades or what? J.K.'s book deals with real problems and issues instead of focusing on lip biting and red rooms of pain -- and possibly has the potential to bring America back from the brink of reading insanity. Because let's face it -- even if you were entertained by Fifty Shades of Grey, it isn't exactly what anyone would deem a literary masterpiece.

Readers desperately need a good book to obsess over instead of getting caught up in the frenzy of someone else's sexual fantasies. And considering just how successful J.K. Rowling was with her Harry Potter series, it would kind of be a huge shock if The Casual Vacancy doesn't turn up on the reading list of book clubs all over the country.

And maybe, just maybe -- we'll finally start hearing intelligent discussions among adults instead of listening to people constantly talk about lip biting, spanking, blindfolds, and being tied to their own bedposts after the kids go to bed at night.

(C'mon J.K., you HAVE to salvage what's left of the intelligence of the general adult population with The Casual Vacancy -- you just HAVE to.)

Do you plan on reading J.K.'s new book?


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