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(People Magazine)   J.K. Rowling's first novel since You-Know-Who is full of racism, rape, heroin addiction, disappointment, and death. Oh, and cutting. Hermione enchanted   (people.com) divider line 39
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2012-09-27 11:44:09 AM
Unless an effort from JK Rowling involves getting one of the nubile, now-legal female stars or recurrings from the movies getting naked in my living room, I'm uninterested.
 
2012-09-27 12:09:04 PM
And that was just the first date.
 
2012-09-27 03:01:02 PM
you-know-who? I thought they were about harry potter?
 
2012-09-27 03:05:55 PM
But will it contain romantically detailed descriptions of food?
 
2012-09-27 03:11:23 PM
The only way she'll be able to sell copies that don't have Harry Potter on them is to ramp up the sensationalism. The publisher seems to know this already, as people who want to review the book have to go to the publisher's office, sign contracts, not take any notes, and can only divulge vague details.

/like an actor, she's been typecast
//it will require her to tilt far in the other direction to get noticed
 
2012-09-27 03:15:13 PM
Will Emma Watson be playing the teenage daughter of the junkie who gets raped repeatable? I will never leave my bunk again.
 
2012-09-27 03:26:19 PM
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So it's really just about the Hogwart's kids realizing that adult life stinks?
 
2012-09-27 03:39:09 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: The only way she'll be able to sell copies that don't have Harry Potter on them is to ramp up the sensationalism. The publisher seems to know this already, as people who want to review the book have to go to the publisher's office, sign contracts, not take any notes, and can only divulge vague details.

/like an actor, she's been typecast
//it will require her to tilt far in the other direction to get noticed


Yeah she either has to go one writing books for kids or just go full bore into the adult world.
 
2012-09-27 03:51:02 PM
And Harry Potter had centaur gang rape. (You do not fark with Hermione Granger.)
 
2012-09-27 03:52:44 PM
Because if this book fails, what will she do with her millions of dollars? Oh, what a precarious position she's in.
 
2012-09-27 03:54:32 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: The only way she'll be able to sell copies that don't have Harry Potter on them is to ramp up the sensationalism. The publisher seems to know this already, as people who want to review the book have to go to the publisher's office, sign contracts, not take any notes, and can only divulge vague details.

/like an actor, she's been typecast
//it will require her to tilt far in the other direction to get noticed


That's the impression I'm getting. It's kind of like the way teen pop stars feel they have to "sex" themselves up to appear "adult".

It's not like she doesn't have adult fans that would have bought the book no matter what. So she's, as I've long suspected, either completely out of touch with reality, or she's just trolling.
 
2012-09-27 04:23:03 PM

StrikitRich: [img.youtube.com image 480x360]

So it's really just about the Hogwart's kids realizing that adult life stinks?


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No, that's what this is for.
 
2012-09-27 04:34:46 PM

MagnesDrachen: Because if this book fails, what will she do with her millions of dollars? Oh, what a precarious position she's in.


*ahem* BILLIONS of dollars. Rowling is the first billionaire novelist.
 
2012-09-27 04:51:08 PM
Well, I kind of liked HP, and I think I wouldn't mind seeing a documentary on the process of writing it and plotting it out.

Maybe with Evanna Lynch portraying J.K. during her days as an escort.
 
2012-09-27 05:30:10 PM

Six_By_Nine: It's not like she doesn't have adult fans that would have bought the book no matter what. So she's, as I've long suspected, either completely out of touch with reality, or she's just trolling.


I'll play devil's advocate here. Prior to her Harry Potter success she had a pretty rough life. Perhaps she has some artistic demons to... I was going to make a pithy Potter reference here with that silver stag thing but I'll end it with 'exorcise' like normal people do.
 
2012-09-27 05:41:12 PM
I really think she should release the 7th book in the Harry Potter series before she gets involved with side projects.

/no, it hasn't been released yet - that miserable failure of a 7th book was obviously some sort of cruel, cruel joke, and the real 7th book will be coming out soon
 
2012-09-27 05:51:32 PM
So, basically, it's 'JK writes 50 shades of Grey'?

I can understand wanting to continue writting, because she has a passion.

But, well, meh. She had an audience for the novels. This, despite her name, probably doesn't. She's not King, people aren't going to buy just anything with her name slapped on it.

Well, they will. But probably not in the rates the publisher hopes.

General rule: the more 'secret' the publisher is (about anything) the more pure shiat it's going to be. The only way they could scream 'don't buy this, ever' is if they didn't allow reviews at all and just cold-dropped.
 
2012-09-27 05:56:47 PM

Huck Chaser: I really think she should release the 7th book in the Harry Potter series before she gets involved with side projects.

/no, it hasn't been released yet - that miserable failure of a 7th book was obviously some sort of cruel, cruel joke, and the real 7th book will be coming out soon


I felt the same about the sixth book, but really when you read them all together it is surprising how well she ties up all the loose ends.

When you think about it it is rare that the last book for such a popular series can be anything but a massive disappointment. Most trilogies stumble in the closing act, but she wrote a septilogy (if that is a real word) and made every book in it work as a part of the whole. That is an impressive feat.
 
2012-09-27 05:56:59 PM
I'm just waiting for Dwayne Johnston and Emma Watson to star in a movie.

/for the lulz
 
2012-09-27 06:02:23 PM

darklingscribe: Huck Chaser: I really think she should release the 7th book in the Harry Potter series before she gets involved with side projects.

/no, it hasn't been released yet - that miserable failure of a 7th book was obviously some sort of cruel, cruel joke, and the real 7th book will be coming out soon

I felt the same about the sixth book, but really when you read them all together it is surprising how well she ties up all the loose ends.

When you think about it it is rare that the last book for such a popular series can be anything but a massive disappointment. Most trilogies stumble in the closing act, but she wrote a septilogy (if that is a real word) and made every book in it work as a part of the whole. That is an impressive feat.


Funnily enough, book 6 was by far my favorite of the series. The problems I had with book 7 were (and these are by no means original or unique to me) that a good chunk of the book was angsty teenagers sitting in a tent while much more interesting things happened "off screen," and the brutal and inexcusable deus ex machina in the climax. It is, without a doubt, the worst book I've ever finished.
 
2012-09-27 07:14:39 PM

OtherLittleGuy: I'm just waiting for Dwayne Johnston and Emma Watson to star in a movie.

/for the lulz


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2012-09-27 08:18:52 PM
If it is typical Rowling, it will be about 30% too long.

I will say she sets up a decent story and keeps it moving, but she loves going out on tangents.
 
2012-09-27 08:25:04 PM
This novel is being pimped so hard they paid for front placement at Half Price Books. A used book store.

It's as if they're worried about the reception of an adult book from a children's author. Of course, her audience has grown-up, so who knows.
 
2012-09-27 08:32:07 PM
J.K. Rowling's first novel since You-Know-Who is full of racism, rape, heroin addiction, disappointment, and death.

So she wantrs to be Irvine Welsh?
 
2012-09-27 08:40:34 PM

John Hopoate: J.K. Rowling's first novel since You-Know-Who is full of racism, rape, heroin addiction, disappointment, and death.

So she wantrs to be Irvine Welsh?


Speaking of which, has anyone read the prequel to Trainspotting?
 
2012-09-27 09:13:12 PM
Yeah, but is is written with any skill? I mean "skill" in the sense that it is done well enough to appeal to people outside her core audience of semi-literate adult children?
 
2012-09-27 10:17:45 PM
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2012-09-27 10:41:18 PM
Is "small town by-elections revealing class tensions" it's own literary genre in the UK?

//Just read "South Riding".
///farking brilliant novel.
 
2012-09-27 11:41:13 PM

darklingscribe: Huck Chaser: I really think she should release the 7th book in the Harry Potter series before she gets involved with side projects.

/no, it hasn't been released yet - that miserable failure of a 7th book was obviously some sort of cruel, cruel joke, and the real 7th book will be coming out soon

I felt the same about the sixth book, but really when you read them all together it is surprising how well she ties up all the loose ends.

When you think about it it is rare that the last book for such a popular series can be anything but a massive disappointment. Most trilogies stumble in the closing act, but she wrote a septilogy (if that is a real word) and made every book in it work as a part of the whole. That is an impressive feat.


The sixth book was as necessary as The Phantom Menace was to the original Star Wars trilogy. It was nothing but Degrassi Junior High angst and an ongoing plot that could have been cut down to two pages and the final mission with Dumbledore. And the seventh book?

Huck Chaser:

a good chunk of the book was angsty teenagers sitting in a tent while much more interesting things happened "off screen," and the brutal and inexcusable deus ex machina in the climax. 

THIS.
 
2012-09-27 11:43:42 PM

Huck Chaser: Funnily enough, book 6 was by far my favorite of the series. The problems I had with book 7 were (and these are by no means original or unique to me) that a good chunk of the book was angsty teenagers sitting in a tent while much more interesting things happened "off screen," and the brutal and inexcusable deus ex machina in the climax. It is, without a doubt, the worst book I've ever finished.


A deus ex machina climax in a Harry Potter novel? What?!?!
 
2012-09-27 11:56:56 PM

thecpt: you-know-who? I thought they were about harry potter?


This one is about Shaved Potter.
 
2012-09-28 12:07:10 AM
I find it somewhat amusing that people complain about the last book in the Harry Potter series being full of teen angst when it's a book where most of the main characters are 18 years old, tops
 
2012-09-28 12:17:27 AM
Yeah but why do all the adults in the Harry Potter universe behave like teenagers as well?
 
2012-09-28 01:36:17 AM

Tryfan: Yeah but why do all the adults in the Harry Potter universe behave like teenagers as well?


Magical powers bring out the worst in people.
 
2012-09-28 01:43:44 AM
I dated a cutter once, many long dusty years ago. I still blink about that.
 
2012-09-28 04:06:47 AM
There is a dirty mind that sometimes rose to the surface in Harry Potter books. One of the funniest and dirtiest examples was the reference to the Japanese golfer joke in book 2.
 
2012-09-28 08:02:07 AM
J.K. Rowling's first novel since You-Know-Who is full of racism, rape, heroin addiction, disappointment, and death.

You only said rape once. You must not like rape.
 
2012-09-28 03:53:30 PM
The Aristomuggles!
 
2012-09-29 01:06:40 PM
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I would like to make her moan


/if you know what I mean
 
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