Okay, Casual Vacancy, which is the first non Harry Potter book written by J.K. Rowling. This has been on the list for awhile (more on that later). It’s also being adapted (maybe it already has been?) To a TV show so more incentive to read it right?
It all starts with the death of Barry Fairbrother, a councilman who has been in a bitter battle with half the towns councilmen over what to do about some of the neighborhoods in town. When he dies, this opens up opportunity for a new board member. One that could swing the vote either way. So all of the adults are scheming, trying to figure out how to get what they want in town. They will literally stop at nothing and forget about everyone else in their live for this desire. Those individuals they forgot are mostly their children and significant others. Then tragedy strikes in a way no one saw coming.
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What I did like about this book is how it brought to life how hard it is to talk to people with different views when they are adamant of their own. Reading it in October, I thought it would be a good one for people to read with the election coming up, but I’m still not sold on the book as a whole.
I’m really sad about this one guys. I love everything J.K. Rowling. The lady literally got me to love reading, but this book just didn’t do it for me. I have actually tried to read this book 3 different times and finally public transportation made it impossible for me not to read it. Which was a blessing, but probably one of my lowest ratings ever on Goodreads.