After the hit success of J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter Series” and the not so successful debut of her adult book, “The Casual Vacancy”, the author took to using a pen name in her next book, “The Cuckoo’s Calling”.
A UK newspaper, The Sunday Times reported this morning, July 14, that the author known as Robert Galbraith is none other than J.K. Rowling.
According to The Sunday Times website,
The publisher’s website claimed Galbraith was a pseudonym for a former plainclothes Royal Military Police investigator who had left in 2003 to work in the civilian security industry.
J. K. Rowling told the Times her reason for doing this:
I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer, because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” she said in a statement. “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.
The Sunday Times then found this information while trying to track down similarities between “Casual Vacancy”, “Harry Potter”, and “The Cuckoo’s Calling”. Mr.
Brooks with the Times wondered why a big writer and new writer would share the same agent, publisher, and editor and it seemed interesting.
He then sent the books to a computer linguistic experts who found significant similarities between the three including Latin phrases and drug use.
Many publishers had turned down Rowling’s book and one called it “good but it didn’t stand out” and before yesterday the book had only sold about 1500 copies.
Once the news came out all copies of the book has sold and it is currently, “Out of Stock” on Amazon.com at this time. The second print is supposed to provide an updates author’s biography crediting J. K. Rosling with being the author of the book writing under a pseudonym.
So, will you buy this book now that you know that it is written by Rowling?