Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Many people I have talked to have either liked or disliked this book. I think that I have managed to come out somewhere in the middle. It was hard to find a character that you could cheer for throughout the book. However, the fact that I developed such a strong opinion about them tells me that they were really well written. If they had been poorly written or developed, it would have been hard to care about them at all.

For her first venture into the world of adult literature, I think J.K Rowling did a good job. She took a interesting idea and did a good job of developing it. She also forced her audience to think about the would around them and how it is not a bright and happy as we may want it to be. I enjoyed listening to it as an audio book but am not sure I would have finished reading if I had picked up the physical. Sometime books just do better when someone else reads it to you.

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