Rowling’s magic absent in Vacancy

Posted: October 2, 2012 at 1:58 a.m.

An employee looks at a copy of The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s long-anticipated first book for adults, at a bookstore in London on Thursday. Publishers tried to keep details of the book under wraps ahead of its release, but The Casual Vacancy has gotten early buzz about references to sex and drugs that might be a tad mature for the youngest Potter fans.

Imagine Harry Potter with nothing but Muggles — mean, graceless people without a trace of magic. It would be a dull book indeed.

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