The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling
Release date: September 27, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company
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 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 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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Judging purely on book covers, this week looks to be ab-alicious and historical romanc-erific. Really, it was the covers that drew me to many selections these week. Like, for instance, for The Hallowed Ones. I didn’t need to see the book description to know I had to have this book; a obvious paranormal tale featuring an Amish person? Intrigued 100%. But once I did read the blurb, it solidified it: (A vampire apocalypse serving as the backdrop of a young Amish woman’s Rumspringa? Yes, please.)
There’s not too much sense in dissecting the featured title here, which is authored by J.K. Rowling. There are very few details about the content of the book, but cover speaks for itself: classic, classy, and primarily aimed to the adult. I think that this week, I’ll be doing more proverbial window shopping than actual shopping.
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In danger of buying up a storm this week? Have you ever picked up and read a book purely, solely because of the cover?