Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Casual Vacancy

Fiction by J.K. Rowling.

The Casual Vacancy

Okay. Let's get this out of the way.


That said, it is an extremely good book in its own right. But I think Potter lovers might be disappointed.

Ms Rowling might have done better to release it under a pseudonym; it's that different. But in that case I guess no one would have read it, which would have been a shame.

Let's face it: If they put J.K. Rowling's name on a roll of TP people would read it! And if she tried to sell a book with this premise and and unknown name, no one would buy it. (Sorry, but it's the truth!)

Here's the premise: "In a small boring English village the town council is locked in a conflict over the drawing of district lines. One of the important council members dies, leaving a vacant seat that could turn the tide for either faction."

I know! Does that sound like a yawn-fest or what? But it's NOT! It's an awesome book.

This is very definitely a novel for adults. By which I mean, there are cuss words and sex. Oh, and drugs. But still...

This book is a testament to J.K. Rowling's skill as an author. Even without the fancy backdrop of the magical world, she can write characters you are fascinated by.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, the November edition of Books You Loved is live. Here is the link Books You Loved November Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers