The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

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A big novel about a small town...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry… (more)

Editorial reviews (16 reviews)

There's no denying that Rowling is an incredibly imaginative and creative author. It's just such a shame that, here, her imagination got away from her.

I'm going to end this review now for fear of rambling on either further. Yes, I liked the book. Would I read it again? Probably not. Was it worth the wait? Hmmm... maybe, I'm still undivided. Will I read whatever she publishes next? Most definitely, and I already cannot wait. I just hope it's nothing like The Casual Vacancy.

Maybe this novel is just a snapshot of a weird thing happening in a small town to a bunch of people. And if that is the case, then I can’t really fault it because, as she does with her other books, J. K. Rowling keeps those pages turning.

Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 27, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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