‘The Casual Vacancy’ Tops New York Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists
The controversial new book by J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame has done what I think we all expected it to do – debut at No.1 on the New York Times Best Seller’s List. While the lists haven’t been updated online yet, thanks to Hypable, we know that Rowling’s adult novel, The Casual Vacancy has sold 375,000 copies across hardback and digital formats in the United States and 124,000 copies in the United Kingdom. To be honest I was expecting the numbers to be higher but it has only been a week since it’s release and these numbers do not count the one million pre-orders the book had before its release.
Rowling also made it to the top of the USA Today best seller list, a spot she has held 71 times before with the Harry Potter books.
I will be reviewing The Casual Vacancy very soon. Please be warned though, that The Casual Vacancy is neither a childrens or Young Adult novel. It is an adult novel in every sense of the definition ‘adult’. Think M15+ in Australia or NC17 in America. You get the picture. Don’t give this book to your favourite little 13 year old cousin who just read the Harry Potter books last year. I will cover the maturity levels and Rowling’s entry into adult territory in a G rated review.