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We all yearn for attention from one of our favorite authors, J.K. Rowling. But unless you cry at the end of The Casual Vacancy, don’t expect her to have much to say to you.

“Did you cry?,” asked Rowling of ABC’s Cynthia McFadden when she visited the author in Scotland and the topic turned to the overall message of the story.

“Yes.”

“Well, you see,” Rowling replied, “I don’t want to say ‘good.’ But I would have nothing to say to the person who didn’t cry at the end of this book. Nothing. The end is bad. Sorry.”

Elsewhere in the interview, which aired this morning on Good Morning America, Rowling reiterated that there can be no movie and certainly no sequel. By the end, you will know why. Watch on ABC’s website.

Earlier today, Rowling hosted a live event at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and met fans for the first time in years. She participated in a Q&A where she joked a bit about her obsession with death. She laughed, saying, “I kept killing people” in the Harry Potter novels. And said that death obsesses her, but she can’t explain why. She wonders if it was because so many people around her died when she was a teenager. Or if it’s because her mother died when she was only 45 and Rowling was in her twenties at the time.

The Casual Vacancy was released worldwide today.

  • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

    The correct response to a person who doesn’t cry at the end is,
    “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have”

    • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

      hahahah, yes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003217053155 Liliana Baptista

    Freakin amazon hasn’t dispatched it yet…. -.-

  • d3erudite

    I haven’t gotten to the end yet but I probably will.

  • http://twitter.com/SofMarie93 Sofia Thomas

    DANGIT BARNES N NOBLE. I WANT MY PREORDERED COPY NOW.

    • randyb17

      I’m with ya!

  • http://twitter.com/Speech_Geek Gabby

    Got one of the last five copies at Target (only one in my town). Can’t wait for the weekend so I have a ton of free time to read it! (That is, until I weep uncontrollably from The Ponds departure)

    • Taichou

      Yes I’m waiting to read this book so I can recover from the emotional trama on Saturday…

    • Susalka

      What?! The Ponds gotta go! Too much Pond, not enough Doctor!

      • alex

        Wrong post!

  • guest777

    Well, I’ve a heart of stone and not much can make me cry. But if I DO, I only salute you Rowling.

  • guest

    YOU GUYS ALL KNOW YOU CAN GET IT ON IPAD iBook RIGHT?

    • Andrew_ww

      You’re assuming everyone has an iPad. I, for example, would never waste my money on one.

      • https://www.youtube.com/TheBabarSuhail Babar Suhail

        Exactly.

    • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

      I have a Nook but I will always buy Rowling’s books in hard copy. That’s how I feel he books are meant to be read.

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