The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

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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?

Title : The Casual Vacancy
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ISBN : 0316228532
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 503 pages


Nataliya rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2012

J.K.Rowling gave a whole generation of kids an amazing fantasy to dream about (*). Then she wrote this book that has many of the same elements, only without the safe haven of magic (**). Basically, this is a real world where a strange man showing up at your family's doorstep at night is less like...

Mith rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2014

How (not) to read The Casual Vacancy : 1. DON'T read it just because it's written by JK Rowling. 2. DON'T expect it to be like Harry Potter - i.e, magic stuff. (Read the blurb, nimrod) 3. DON'T expect a murder mystery - it isn't one. 4. DON'T read it if you are not comfortable with the fact that the...

Krys rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2015

The Casual Vacancy = Mind Blowing. There is a quote in J.K. Rowling's newly released book, The Casual Vacancy, that sums up the tone of this novel perfectly. "The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were, lying about it, trying to...

manda rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2016

28 Sept. '12 I have to start by saying, that if you're expecting a (murder-)mystery novel; a plot submerged in conspiracies and political maneuverings, you will be sorely disappointed. If you're hoping to be transported to another magical adventure, you'll receive an even greater plummet back do...

Jon rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 10, 2014

Find more of my controversial reviews at Scott Reads It After rereading my review of The Casual Vacancy I realized it sounded sloppy and very unprofessional. I decided to edit my entire review and start from scratch. I had such high expectations for The Casual Vacancy and I was extremely letdown....

Nilesh rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2013

6.11 A casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred: (a) when a local councillor fails to make his declaration of acceptance of office within the proper time; or (b) when his notice of resignation is received; or (c) on the day of his death … Charles Arnold-Baker Local Council Administration, Seventh Edit...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

May 30, 2017

Arabic/English Review رواية رولينج الأولي للبالغين ، دراما كبيرة عن مدينة صغيرة الرواية دي عشان تستمتع بيها لازم متحاولش مقارنتها بـ"هاري بوتر"، ده أصلا سبب أغلب تقييماتها الضعيفة وبعدين مش معقول نقارن سلسلة بدأت بالفتي الذي عاش، برواية تبدأ بالرجل الذي مات ولكن هل هذا يعني أنها رواية بلا سحر، حب، جم...

Anachronist rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 08, 2012

Synopsis: When Barry Fairbrother dies suddenly of aneurism in his early forties, leaving his family and a lot of unfinished issues behind, the town of Pagford is in shock. He was a well-known councilor and a coach of the local female rowing team. He was also a man with a mission. Who will fill his...

Issy rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2012

This book is utterly heartbreaking, but real, gritty, and slightly sickening. I had no idea what this novel was going to be about when I bought it yesterday. Being 17, I have grown up living and breathing Harry Potter. It is correct to assume that this novel is an utter contrast to the Harry Pott...

Jayson rated it ★★★★☆

November 05, 2017

(A-) 81% | Very Good Notes: Its eager vulgarity is akin to Disney actresses trying to shed good-girl reputations by over-correcting their next roles.

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