London, October 20 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling, who's first adult novel 'The Casual Vacancy' has topped the bestseller charts and received more publicity than any other new book this year, has failed to impress historian Amanda Foreman.
The historian, who was a member of the judging panel on this year's Man Booker Prize, said that Rowling's style has failed to grow up since she wrote the 'Harry Potter' novels.
"I didn't enjoy it," the Telegraph quoted Foreman as saying.
"I'll tell you why it isn't good: when you are writing for children, you use physical ailments to describe emotional conditions. For example, 'She had a knot in her stomach'. You can't do that when you are writing for adults, but Rowling still does.
"I just think she is capable of so much more," she added. (ANI)