The public square, also known as Twitter, could not quite contain its surprise over Sunday's revelation that "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling had penned a novel called "The Cuckoo's Calling" under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. However, after the initial shock, the twitterverse quickly recovered its sardonic cool sufficiently enough to weigh in on the revelation. Below, our favorite Twitter reactions to the announcement:
I wonder what evil spell was used to out JK Rowling at the real author behind The Cuckoo's Calling? Maybe publicitystuntiarmus?!— Exhibit A Books (@exhibitAbooks) July 15, 2013
'Being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience' said Rowling, to the sound of pouring money: http://t.co/08ASd6oho9— Melville House (@melvillehouse) July 15, 2013
JK Rowling recorded two dubstep albums as Burial http://t.co/mPiOoAQtc4— The Daily Mash (@thedailymash) July 15, 2013
All books now in fact secretly by JK Rowling.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) July 14, 2013
Maybe J.K. Rowling is ALSO Dan Brown.— shinan govani (@shinangovani) July 14, 2013
Actually, so curious what advance was for this. Do you pay like a JK Rowling book if it might sell 1500 copies under pseudonym? Prob not.— Amanda Katz (@katzish) July 14, 2013
Good news: the publishing industry says all books ever were secretly written by JK Rowling under pseudonyms. Hence you must buy them all.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 14, 2013
"My real name is JK Rowling" jokes were old a half an hour after news broke last night.— Sarah Weinman (@sarahw) July 14, 2013
Turns out J.K. Rowling is also secretly the author of this tract on housing costs. Bestseller status awaits: http://t.co/DygJVa6rqf— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 15, 2013
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