|From the New Yorker Article|
Here is my warning:
This is not Harry Potter. At all.
Literally, I was in mild shock/giggles when I saw excerpts from the novel, taken from the interview:
“The leathery skin of her upper cleavage radiated little cracks that no longer vanished when decompressed.”
'A little later, a lustful boy sits on a school bus “with an ache in his heart and in his balls.”'
.... NOT HARRY POTTER AT ALL
There is talk of a sex scene in the interview, and issues like abuse, prostitution, and heroin addiction. BUT, one cannot say JK Rowling did not warn us; this was, from the beginning, labeled as an adult novel. So, of course, it will BE an adult novel. Not a children one. I do think I shouldn't have been so surprised.
Jo (JK Rowling's nickname) even says,