September 27 in the UK went on sale a new novel by JK Rowling, “Free”, reports Agence France-Presse.
The novel “Free” – the first work of the writer, designed for an adult audience. Speech in the book is the struggle for mayor of the fictional English town Pegford and numerous conflicts that accompany it.
The first critical acclaim for the new creation Rowling appeared in the press in the morning of September 27. In general, journalists say that the novel should not expect any resemblance to the Harry Potter books, pointing in particular to the fact that the book does not just occur sex scenes, drug use, and obscene language.
According to the literary critic, The Daily Telegraph, in the novel a lot of funny moments and accurate observations, but also cruelty. Thus, the reporter mentions a scene in which a teenage girl raped by a drug dealer, who may be the father of her half-brothers. Therefore, author of the review acknowledged that its main concern is to avoid getting this book into the hands of children.
If the newspaper The Daily Telegraph called the novel Rowling “a story about poverty and politics in the English village”, the tabloid The Mirror dubbed the book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of dirt” and suggested that Rowling subjected to a storm of criticism for its frequent use of swear words.
The Independent journalist noted in the description of the skill Rowling teenage characters that writer previously demonstrated in the Harry Potter books. In the novel, The Times, for all its merits, acknowledged “a little boring.” A similar view was expressed by the critic The Guardian. According to him, the plot of the book is predictable, though the work as a whole is good.
In Russian novel “Free” plan to release before the end of 2012.