The Casual Vacancy
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 503
This is not Harry Potter. It's not even really relatable to Harry Potter, except in that Rowling still performs best when writing about young people - but even then, it's still almost apples to oranges. This is an epic tapestry of a book, weaving together so many threads and stories and characters...
Unpopular opinion reporting to duty.The writing is not as polished as some I’ve read, the editor could have exercised a sharper scalpel at times, and the ending felt like a bit too tidy a bow: A single would have sufficed instead of a double. But. It’s funny I use that word to justify a five star ra...
Non negherò che non mi sarei mai avvicinata a Il Seggio Vacante se non l’avesse scritto J.K. Rowling; e anche prima di iniziarlo i miei dubbi erano molti, dato che non è assolutamente il genere di libro che io abbia mai sentito il bisogno di leggere. Ma io faccio parte della generazione Harry Potter...
I'm sure I'll finish this at some point. It wasn't poorly written or anything, and I think that the story it tells is important, but I grew up in poverty, so I'm just kind of not the target audience here. Parts of it were so painful to read I had to set it down and wait a day or two to come back.