The Compulsive Reader: The Casual Vacancy Has a Cover!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Casual Vacancy Has a Cover!

I don't know about you all, but I am so excited for JK Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy! I know it's hard to separate her from her Harry Potter success, but the truth of the matter is that I'd read anything she wrote--she's an amazing writer! AND, the cover for her new book was revealed today:

I actually really like it--it's got a really cool classic, vintage vibe and it's pretty elegant in its simplicity. I also really like the colors. They're unusual, but they work well together.

I know some of you don't like it, but let's be honest here...does it really NEED a cover? No. Because we're all going to read it anyway.

The Casual Vacancy will be out September 27th, 2012!

What do you all think?


Charlotte said...


Anonymous said...

I don't like it, but ... I can understand why they went this way. This is not a book cover so much as it is an icon, a logo, a symbol. It's distinctive, and you'll be able to know who's reading this book from well across the room. Smart of them! Still, did it have to be ... soooo ... blerg?

Natascha De Marco said...

Oh gosh, I saw it in Goodreads, and I have to say, I dislike it with a passion T__T

Anonymous said...

It does have a vintage feel, as you say, but I'm not wild over the color scheme!
Still, looking forward to the book.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh I do like the old-fashioned vibe it has. I really like it! I'd totally read anything JK wrote, you're right. :)


The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I like that it's super different from HP but what I loved about those covers was all the detail-this one is so plain. Not that it needs help to attract attention beyond highlighting the author's name :)

Lauren said...

Gryffindor colors :D

...oh, wait, the intention was to separate The Casual Vacancy from the Potter-verse?

I don't have any problems with the cover, mostly because I'm just squee that she's writing another book. Plus it's an adult book, so this cover sets it apart from Potter...And I also agree with Dalya Moon, the point is probably visibility over everything else.