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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WoW [28] The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Find out more information at their blog http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/.


Title: The Casual Vacancy
Author:  J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Release Date: September 27th 2012

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 fa├žade 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 on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

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Why I am waiting:
I'll be honest, I really want to read this just to see how she changes from the Harry Potter world to an adult book.

7 comments:

  1. So curious how this book will be! Me, and the rest of the world, I'm sure.

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    1. Same here, it's a big change from her Harry Potter books, so I'm intrigued.

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  2. I want this book too!! Great pick! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by <3
      Checking your WoW now.

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  3. I want to read this out of curiosity, I hope this is as good as HP as far as the writing and world building is concerned.

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    1. I think I'm going to get it from the Library whenever the requests for it go down.

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  4. I really have to read this book. It really appealed to me.

    I liked JK Rowling.

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