HI! I hope you’re all having a good week so far! Today I’m going to be reviewing J.K. Rowling’s novel The Casual Vacancy.
Before I get to my review I just wanted to say how much I love reading. I know this sounds kinda random, okay is very random, but today I had two co-workers talk to me about books and how they like seeing me read, and tell me that that they like to read also. I don’t know, but it just made me feel so good that I kind of inspired them to open up to read (as one is more of a closet reader) and I don’t think we should be ashamed of reading. I’m hoping to have more book discussions with them, but it’s great to know that there are book lovers within my group of fellow workers! 🙂
A Casual Vacancy by: J.K. Rowling: When Barry Fairbrother suddenly collapses and dies everything changes. The people in his life, and his town are now left with a casual vacancy meaning they have an empty seat on the parish council. Trying to find out who will fill the position has become an all-out war in the town of Pagford. This novel started off slow and left the reader a little unsure where the plot was going. Rowling bounced through character point of views too quickly and without notice that left the novel a little jarring; it wasn’t as bad as the reader got to know the characters, but at first it was definitely jarring. The town and setting she created was very believable and realistic as well as the characters that lived inside it. There were a multitude of diverse characters who all grew and developed to shape the story. The plot, as a whole was alright; as the reader got to the end things really started to pick up and make it all worth reading.