Book Reviews, Uncategorized

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

casual vacancy
Two small areas, one slightly larger town, and a whole lot of families. The Casual Vacancy is about a small town who suddenly finds themselves with what is known as a “Casual Vacancy” when someone is unexpectedly removed from a position on the Parish Council. In this case it was Barry Fairbrother, who unknowingly touched so many lives in Pagford during his time on Earth. Without him there seems to be a shift in balance, and people start to act all types of crazy and begin fighting with everyone. As usual I’m not going to spoil the ending, but get ready for it. It was probably the best and worst part.

There’s a lot going on in this book. This was not my favorite, and it took me awhile to get through it. Of course it was nothing like Harry Potter, and it was not supposed to be, but I felt like something was lacking. There were a lot of character names, but none of them were very memorable and it was difficult to keep some of them straight in your head. There was a lot of bickering to no avail with anyone. It starts off with an unexpected death, but then I personally felt like it did not grow from there. I don’t know… the book just did not grasp me the way Harry Potter did, or the way other fictional books did. If you’re a JK Rowling fan of course you have to add this book to you library, and I’m probably going to be shamed by what I said. I’m going to read The Cuckoo’s Calling next and we’ll see how I feel about that. Until next time,

Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader

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