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J. K. Rowling to publish novel for adults

Things I want to hear less than I wanted to hear that J. K. Rowling is to publish a novel for adults:

  • 100kg of weapons grade uranium has gone missing in Russia, last heard of heading for an unknown destination in the Middle East.
  • An infectious case of a new and more virulent strain of smallpox has been identified.
  • Damon Albarn is to do a re-run of his Brit Award acceptance speech, in Welsh with English subtitles.
  • Cutbacks at the BBC have resulted in the cancellation of the next series of ‘Sherlock’.
  • Some of the money saved will instead be spent of a dramatisation of the life of Olympic cyclist, Chris Hoy, to be written jointly by Sebastian Faulkes and Julian Barnes. 

4 responses to “J. K. Rowling to publish novel for adults

  1. emma johnson February 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Thank heavens for small mercies. I am not alone.

  2. wthirskgaskill February 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Emma, you may be in a small minority, but you are not alone.

  3. Alison Mccormack February 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Whats wrong with Julian Barnes?

    • wthirskgaskill February 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      His books are over-rated and he is an example of the kind of writer who feels a sense of entitlement which is derived from something other than his work (i.e. derived from nothing). He is by no means the only author in this category but he is one of the most prominent.

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