JK Rowling has replaced wands and wizards with gritty realism, poverty and politics in her first book since the wildly successful series.
The Harry Potter series sold 450 million copies around the world and turned JK Rowling into a household name.
Now she's written a book for adults, and 'The Casual Vacancy' is quite different.
Editor of The Bookseller Philip Jones says it's a hard book to read.
"It takes a while to understand the characters, get into the characters. She writes from multiple viewpoints, which can be at times confusing. But the plot races along."
It's receiving mixed reviews - some saying it's highly readable and brilliant, others saying it's bleak and unadventurous.
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