Friday, 1 February 2013

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

Barry Fairbrother, Councillor, dies suddenly and there is now a casual vacancy on the Pagford Parish Council. The story revolves around who will stand for the vacancy, who will be elected and what will be the implications for the community. Rowling explores all levels of Pagford society. There are no heroes or heroines and all characters exhibit some level of human weakness.

This book is certainly aimed at adults only. There is not much in the way of hope or comic relief. I enjoyed Rowling’s writing style and appreciated her keen insight into social issues and hidden agendas. I took a while to get engrossed but then found this book thought provoking and a worthwhile read.

Posted by Mrs Brown

About the Author
Well-known for the enormously successful Harry Potter children's series of books, The Casual Vacancy is Rowling's first novel written for adults.
Read J.K. Rowling's unguarded interview with The Guardian's reporter, Decca Aitkenhead.

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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

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