J. K. Rowling’s new book!

I woke up today to some glorious news:  J. K. Rowling finally announced the title and release date of her new book!

The Casual Vacancy is Rowling’s first adult book.  It’s also her first work outside of the Harry Potter universe.  According to Times Live, the book will be “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising.”

My pants are on fire!  Boogie dance!

Here are some more general details about the book:

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 at 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?

I am excited very much with this news.  I am such a book freak!  Or rather Harry Potter freak.  Whatevs.  I know you’re excited too.

The book is set to be released worldwide on September 27.  I wonder if the Philippines gets to have an earlier date, just like the movies…