Amazing news #1: Stephen King is working on a new horror novel with amusement park serial killers called Joyland. Yes!!
Amazing news #2: The title, synopsis and publication date of JK Rowling's new adult novel is announced! It's called The Casual Vacancy, and it's publication date is September 27th, 2012! I didn't know it'd be published this year! The synopsis is below, and while I'm not thrilled, I'll still be buying it (even though it's $19.99 for Kindles).
"When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, and 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 are 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?"