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On established authors and the weight of expectation: J.K. Rowling’s <i>The Casual Vacancy</i>

On established authors and the weight of expectation: J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

November 23, 2012 6

One of the great pleasures / responsibilities of being a lit critic is that you are asked to review countless debut novels. When I first began reviewing, I remember this feeling unusual to me – coming as I did from a background in academia, where you generally don’t read anything without an almost infuriating knowledge […]