If you grew up reading and loving Harry Potter, like me, you might have been anxiously awaiting the release of J.K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy. I knew there were be no wizards, Quidditch, or magic, but I was really looking forward to what else could come out of the creative mind of Rowling.
Well, I was definitely not expecting this. In a small town in England, a sudden death leaves an empty seat on the town council. In trying to fill his seat, you learn a lot about all the characters and the secrets they are keeping from each other. There are a lot of British terms, drugs, sex, and an unhappy ending.
While I am glad I read this book and gave Rowling a chance, this is not my favorite book and I will probably be more hesitant to read Rowling's next non-magical book.
Have any of you read it? It took me a while to really get into it.