Casual Vacancy – By JK Rowling

This one has been out almost a month. Not sure how I missed it. Was glad to hear J.K. Rowling was going to write an adult novel as practically all of her Harry Potter readers are grown men and women now. If you think about it took 17 years or so to write all seven of those novels which were published in a ten-year span. A ten year old who read The Sorcerer’s Stone when it came out in 1997 would be in his twenties now. He probably got into reading because of those books and would probably love something by the same author.

I haven’t read this one yet so no review but I will definitely be purchasing it soon.

The jacket copy from Amazon is as follows:

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little 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 façade 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 town’s 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?

I scrolled down a few of the reviews on Amazon and it doesn’t seem to be a supernatural fantasy book. If it isn’t, it’s a bit out of the ordinary for what I usually read but I’ll give it a shot anyway.

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