Monday, October 15, 2012

Giveaway: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Curious about J.K.'s latest novel but haven't bought it yet?
Join in on the fun & excitement regarding The Casual Vacancy!

Giveaway is international and ends in about a month!

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.


Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.


And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?


The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.


71 comments:

  1. A lot of thanks for the giveaway. I bought this book, but I have to claim the money because never arrived to my home. And twenty days is much wait for a book, when the online seller said that The casual vacancy arrives in 7-12 days to my house (and I'm really sad about that) I hope win this giveaway because I'm dying for read it.

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  2. Another comment: I haven't read this: What about this novel excites you most?

    Well, I don't Know exactly what about this novel excites me, when I knew the publication I said me that I had to buy the book. But the argument sounds great, and a Spain friend, which is very critical when he read a book enjoyed it.

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  3. I've been enjoying British literature more and more lately. The way the social aspect takes over the town sounds so engaging. Plus, it's J.K. Rowling...nuff said.

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  4. I haven't read anything by J.K.! (Ah I know, my childhood was lacking haha) but I would love to read this!

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  5. I'm such a huge fan of Harry Potter and I'm curious about this book. Just wondering if it can grab me like HP did.

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  6. I'm mostly excited to read this book because I have't read anything by J.K Rowling yet. I know *hangs head in shame* but I watched all the movies for Harry Potter and my girl friend hated some things that got missed and changed so I wanted to wait until it was all done before I tried. Thank you for the chance to win this book though :)

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  7. I would love to see how she writes for adults!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  8. What excites me the most about this book is of course the fact that it's the first book after Harry Potter for J.K Rowling and I simply love her, I know it has nothing to do with HP but I still want to read it because I know that J.K.R's writting style and imagination are wonderful, I feel I won't be disappointed.
    Also, thanks for making the giveaway international! :)

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  9. I would love to read this book, see how writing turns out for J.K. after Harry Potter. :)

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  10. I'm excited because I've heard this book is amazing. I want to read it because I know this author has versatility and she will not dissapoint me with her new book, different from Harry Potter! Thanks for the international giveaway :)

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  11. I was so sad to miss the signing, stuck in Texas, that I was literally crying over other peoples' pictures of Queen Jo in the signing line. I would LOVE to receive this book.

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  12. I really want to read her adult book. I'm really intrigue because of that. And it's J.K Rowling! She's one of my rock star authors!

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  13. Mostly I loved how this novel got you to imagine people complexly. As a nerdfighter, that's something that is important to me, and while you certainly feel revolted by the antagonists and the passive members of this book (and even some of the more positive characters), you understand where they come from and their motivations. It's so elegantly crafted and really gets into the minds of the characters and their motivations.

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  14. Well, the sheer fact that she wrote the Harry Potter series really begs the question as to whether she's a great adult novel writer, too! I'd love to read this book to find out! Thanks!

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  15. i am exciting because this is JK rowling's novel...

    thx 4 the chance of win it ...

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  16. I am excited to read her first adult novel because I loved the Harry Potter series! This one is such a change from that with very adult themes so am definitely curious about it! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  17. Cause I love to read J.K. Rowling books, she is just amazing!

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  18. Besides that it's Rowling? I guess the concept is so different from Harry Potter, I'm curious to see what she does with it and if the things I loved about her writing before stay true. I want her to surprise me.

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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  19. Thanks For giveaway.
    Cause its JK rowling novel. and im so excited about it.

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  20. I'm excited because it's written by J.K Rowling, i love her since Harry Potte

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  21. Well, come on! It's a J.K.Rowling book! I'm a huge fan so everything she writes excites me! Can't wait to read this book!

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  22. I'm mostly excited about reading something new by JK Rowling, even if it's not a Harry Potter book. I'm even more interested in reading the HP encyclopedia that she is currently writing.

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  23. The fact that it's a J.K.Rowling book! :)

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  24. Thanks for having the giveaway!

    I'm excited to read this because it is the first thing she has published since Harry Potter and I'm curious to see how it turned out.

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  25. Thank you for the chance to win JK Rowling's new book. I hear it is sold out in the UK. I love love loved all of her Harry Potter books, I could not put them down.I am very excited about her new book. Fingers crossed xx

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  26. I would like read this book , because:
    1) This book it's the first book after Harry Potter for J.K Rowling .
    2) Simply is J.K Rowling.
    3) I've curiosity for read it .

    Thanks for the giveaway *-*!

    Greetings from Peru C: !

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  27. I'm curious to read JK Rowling's writing in an adult novel. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  28. I am curious about the book mainly because I'd like to know how J.K.Rowling handled with the different story, especially for adults, than Harry Potter.

    Thank you for the giveaway:)

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  29. Thanks so much for the giveaway! New follower. :)
    I'm mostly excited because I saw a picture of the very first page, and I was rolling the entire time I was reading it. I don't know if the rest of the book is like it, but the first page is narrated by Jo herself, and it was filled with so much humor, and personality. And Potter references.
    Thanks again!

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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  30. I loved the Harry Potter books sooo much. Loved J.K's style of writing and her mind blowing story-telling.Wish i could get my hands on this one! Thanks for the international giveaway.

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  31. i'm excited to see what rowling can do for adults. ;)

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  32. What about this novel excites you most?
    With the huge success of Harry Potter, I was thrilled to hear that JK was publishing a novel for adults. It has been met with great acclaim, and I am looking forward to reading it.

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  33. what excites me most is the fact that this was written by JK Rowling
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  34. I'm most excited that this is a mystery, and I love english town mysteries think Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan and the movie Hot Fuzz =D

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  35. I'm excited to read this because J.K. Rowling wrote it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Honestly, I am most intrigued by how very different it is going to be from Harry Potter! Jk Rowling was amazing when she wrote HP, so I'm interested to see how she does with this one!

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  37. No unique reasons here - I'm just excited because it's by J K Rowling :)

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  38. Loved Harry potter would love to read her adult book.

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  39. The fact that it is J.K. Rowling. I want to see how she has done in her next book.

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  40. I love JK Rowling and I'm interested to see what she does in this book!

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  41. I'm excited to find out whether J.K. adult book would be as fascinating and interesting as her Harry Potter series. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win!

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  42. i love harry potter, so read her writing an adult book its great!
    thanks

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  43. I loved the Harry Potter books and I am excited to see what she does with an adult novel. julierupert@gmail.com

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  44. I love J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series and am curious how she writes adult novels. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I loved Harry potter and am curious about how she writes adult novels. And really it's J. K. Rowling!

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  46. I am so excited to read the book!Finally something new by Jo!!:)

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  47. God!!I am so excited for this one!I hope I win :)

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  48. What excites me about this novel? Uh, it was only written by my favorite author ever!

    I'm kind of nervous though. I'm afraid it will be hard to separate JK Rowling from Harry Potter.

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  49. Very curious about JK Rowling's follow-up to the Harry Potter series. ^_^

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  50. I think the fact that this book is written by J.K. Rowling is what excites me the most about this book :)

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  51. What excites me the most? the author, of course, I want to see if this is as good as Hp series :)

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  52. I'm interested to see how J.K. Rowling writes for adults and if this book will pull me in like the Harry Potter series did.

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  53. She is such a great writer, I would read anything by her

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  54. I love JK Rowling... like many of the other commenters, I would read anything she writes! I've also read some pretty positive reviews about the Casual Vacancy.

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  55. Rowling is back!!! ;)
    I commented on The Evolution of Mara Dyer!

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  56. Well it's Rowling...what's NOT to be excited about?!

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  57. It's J.K. Rowling..simple enough. Woman who gave us the best story ever.

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  58. We are all familiar with J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books. That alone is why I am excited and/or fascinated with this new novel for adults. I definitely enjoyed reading the 'Harry Potter' books, and, now, I would like to read this one that targets the adults now. Thank you for having this giveaway! It's been a topic of conversation with a few of my coworkers since we are avid readers.

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  59. This doesn't sound like my usual type of book but I want to read basically anything J.K. Rowling writes.

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  60. Truth be told? I'm just so freaking curious. I know, there are so many people who have awesome reasons, like wanting to read something outside of their comfort zone, or being in love with Rowling -both things that apply to me, too- but the reason that Rowling wrote something after HP is actually why I hesitated to buy the book.

    It's like when Tennant stopped being Ten and then had other projects and I couldn't watch them, because he was still the Doctor, and how could he have moved on? XD

    BUT on the other side, I loved the HP series, and I usually don't like MG. She is so creative, and inspiring, which makes me want to know what story she had in her mind for such a long time that she ended up publishing it. :) (I'm not making any sense, am I?)

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  61. I think what excites me the most about The Casual Vacancy is to discover J.K.Rowling as an adult author not just as the one who changed our lives with her children's books.

    I was caught by chapter 1's ending of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone with the Words "To Harry Potter... The boy who lived." And the love affair was began.
    I would love the chance to feel that way again with a new discovery from Ms. Rowling.

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  62. I think what excites me the most about The Casual Vacancy is to discover J.K.Rowling as an adult author not just as the one who changed our lives with her children's books.

    I was caught by chapter 1's ending of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone with the Words "To Harry Potter... The boy who lived." And the love affair was began.
    I would love the chance to feel that way again with a new discovery from Ms. Rowling.

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  63. I'm really excited to read something different from the HP universe, to finally prove to people that she's as good at writing for adults as she's with children/young adults.

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  64. Wow, such an awesome giveaway!!
    I think what excites me the most about this book is being able to see J.K writing on a complete different genre. I guess I want to see if her writing as good as I always believed it was, if her plots still as complex and unique, if her characters still aa fleshed out.
    J.K has been one of my favorite authors since forever, so the idea of reading something so utterly different from her makes me really excited!

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  65. Actually I am just curious to see how JKR presents an adult read. The story is not something I would normally pickup, but with her writing it I want to know where it goes ;) Thank you for sharing.

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  66. I love J.K. Rowling. She's genius! And I'm sure this book must be amazing!

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  67. I'm curious about this book, I have heard good and bad things about it. :)

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  68. Everything! J K is an amazing author and I want to read all of her works! It will be fantastic to read such a change in genre from her!

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