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Jokelly Posted - 08/19/2007 : 11:57:09
http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/8/19/rumor-alert-j-k-rowling-crime-writer

So, do you think it's true?

She mentioned in one of the interview she was working on a few things. Personally, I'd love to see what she can do without having to censor herself for a younger audience. HP is essentially a detective story anyway so this is probably a natural progression for her.

I'm beginning to feel that little bubble of excitement again.
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Theowyn Posted - 08/29/2007 : 18:01:08
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Originally posted by Jokelly

Do you think maybe in a year we should be on the lookout for a book by the name of Jo Murray or Joanne Murray? She could write under her married name.
I can't imagine she'd do that. Her name is gold and will guarantee her huge sales. 'Joanne Murray' won't.
Jokelly Posted - 08/29/2007 : 17:55:40
Do you think maybe in a year we should be on the lookout for a book by the name of Jo Murray or Joanne Murray? She could write under her married name.
Cour_Delafleur Posted - 08/22/2007 : 20:08:10
quote:
Originally posted by AMC

Oh Foebane - I mean Jamfish - I couldn't disagree more. She's got ultimate freedom as a writer - she's finished her first series, she's the richest woman in Britain and she's got a crowd of fans worldwide (including me, Emmma and Jo) who will buy whatever she writes next. People can say what they want about it but JKR can do whatEVER she wants to!


I actually agree with JamFish about the literary typecasting. J.K Rowling will always be associated with Harry Potter, and whatever she writes from now on will be compared to HP, and it's going to be a hard thing to top in both story and sales. However, I don't think she's going to be typecast as a children's author because such a large portion of her fan base are adults.

On another note... I agree that HP is a myster. I got the first book when I was 11 and on vacation in England. I had finished everything I had brought to read and went to the book store and asked the sales associate for a mystery that 11 year-olds would like and she went right for Harry Potter.
Jokelly Posted - 08/22/2007 : 12:41:03
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Originally posted by diricawl
She's really good at leaving clues in narrative, at bluffing, and at deceptive characterisation. It would be interesting to see how she deals with the "real" world.


Yep. What a lot of copycat authors and publishing houses don't realize is that the magic behind Harry Potter isn't the actual magic used. It's the bitting-your-fingernails plot with it's twists and turns that somehow all work out in the end. Then you have to go back because you didn't think she actually pulled it off.

She's admitted in a few different interviews that she is writing. Some say it's too soon after DH, but that book was wrapped up last winter and if she's a writer then she's probably always jotting things down and formulating because it's in her blood. So I really don't think it's unreasonable that she is working.

So now speculation goes to what will she publish next?

JKRisSuperior Posted - 08/22/2007 : 10:33:55
Darn!
Starling Posted - 08/22/2007 : 06:07:49
It was a joke Ian Rankin made at the Edinburgh festival. It's not true at all.
diricawl Posted - 08/22/2007 : 03:25:13
It's a shame that she can't make chicken scratches on a prescription pad without setting off an intercontinental rumour missile. If I were her I'd seriously think of getting a dictaphone. I think her talents are well suited to a mystery. She's really good at leaving clues in narrative, at bluffing, and at deceptive characterisation. It would be interesting to see how she deals with the "real" world. Which era will she set it in? Will it be bleak, funny and modern, ala her favourite living writer, Roddy Doyle? Or will it be prim, old fashioned and frilly, ala her favourite dead author, Jane Austen?
Emmmma Posted - 08/21/2007 : 21:51:56
Yeah, I do wonder how much different the series would have been if there hadn't been a gazillion readers waiting for each installment. It seems impossible to me that she didn't change a lot of her original plan in response to reader reaction or simply because of the pressure of having the whole world looking at her.
With any new project she'll have kind of the same pressure, but -fingers crossed it's this detective novel- I guess it won't be a 7-book series, and maybe it won't have this kind of disappointing effect that DH had for so many of us...

lol @ jack russell three Jack Russells... one is a handful, imagine three of those.
AMC Posted - 08/21/2007 : 20:53:54
Hmmm - maybe. But wasn't it fun getting there? This was a big, mongo, series end and the pressure was on - maybe if she can relax and just create a few totally new adults she can do right by them.

sunsethill Posted - 08/21/2007 : 20:07:24
quote:
Originally posted by Jokelly
She mentioned in one of the interview she was working on a few things. Personally, I'd love to see what she can do without having to censor herself for a younger audience.

I would be feeling some excitement, except I have come to the conclusion that Jo did great by her child/teenager characters and totally messed up all her interesting adult characters. They had seemed so deep and then by the end of DH, they had all become two dimensional again. And I don't think that was because she had to "censor" herself.
Jokelly Posted - 08/20/2007 : 00:49:10
I'm hoping it's a self-contained novel and not a series. I would like a nice mystery wrapped up in one book, not 7 over 10 years. I'm too impatient.

(This icon reminds me of my jack russell)
AMC Posted - 08/20/2007 : 00:43:03
Me too! I like the tea-and-crumpet mysteries best though, where all the detection takes place over lunch in a pub. I adore Ngaio Marsh and Dorothy Sayers.

Oh Foebane - I mean Jamfish - I couldn't disagree more. She's got ultimate freedom as a writer - she's finished her first series, she's the richest woman in Britain and she's got a crowd of fans worldwide (including me, Emmma and Jo) who will buy whatever she writes next. People can say what they want about it but JKR can do whatEVER she wants to!

Emmmma Posted - 08/19/2007 : 21:52:18
quote:
I'm beginning to feel that little bubble of excitement again.




Just a little? This is the best news! I so much hope it's true, I love mysteries...
JamFish Posted - 08/19/2007 : 13:07:16
I'm sorry, but JK Rowling has been tarred with the Harry Potter brush, in the literary equivalent of cinema typecasting.

Whatever she writes that's non-HP from now on, people will always associate her with "those children's books". So if she actually has cuss words in her new book, adults will tell her off "because my kid might read this" - even if it is intended for adults.

That's the way it goes, I'm afraid.

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