I’m more than halfway through Emma and I’m thinking that The Casual Vacancy is a tiny bit like some of Jane Austen’s novels. It is set in a small village and tells the follies and triumphs of the people in that village, only it deals with politics and social responsibility rather than property (and propriety) and social classes.
On a related note, Emma is one of J.K. Rowling’s favorite books and Jane Austen one of her favorite authors.
I think this will be good. BBC is known for good TV series adaptations, and I’m not as invested in “The Casual Vacancy” as I am in “Harry Potter” so I won’t mind small changes. Besides, they probably won’t change much.
I wonder who the cast will be. I hope they’re as awesome as the cast of BBC4’s radio adaptation of Neverwhere. I wonder if they’re going to cast one of the Doctor Who regulars, or one of the Harry Potter actors. I’m getting excited just thinking about it. :D
J.K. Rowling’s interview with The Guardian. I love that it’s a bit more personal than most of the other interviews she’s done.
She is truly amazing. I will most definitely hyperventilate and faint if I ever do meet her (one can dream).
Right… will go add “The Son of Apollo” to my to-read list now.