2 Watertowers(Confusing and Stiff)

Barry Fairbrother had a headache all weekend long.  He did not want to go to dinner at the golf club, but, felt he had to.

In the parking lot, Barry died from a brain hemorrhage.

His death left a vacancy in the Pagford City Council, and “The Casual Vacancy” goes on to follow several families until that vacancy could be filled.

I put this book down several times to read another book, but, being loyal to J.K. Rowling, I did not stick the bookmark on a page and put it away for good…until the last 100 pages.  Now the bookmark is stuck, never to be moved again.

I did not understand the need to wander through so many lives, in such detail, based on just a vacancy in the city council.  Maybe I totally missed the point, but, this book is like the “Game of Thrones” in confusion, but, at least “Game” has a list of characters you can refer to occasionally. “Casual” does not.

J.K. Rowling struggles mightily with this book. And I struggled too…

I am going to try the first Robert Galbraith book and will still keep reading new Harry Potter related short stories on Pottermore.

One thought on ““The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

  1. I read this book when it first came out. It took me a whole to get into it but it was worth it. I really enjoyed it . I too am. Parish Councilot!

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