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