Monday, September 1, 2014

The Casual VacancyThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was so excited to get this book! As expected, her writing was beautiful!

But I just could get into, or stay, into it. It just kept putting me to sleep. I finally gave up. Trust me, this is not normal. Maybe this is just a British book. The narrator is good and did not contribute to my faulting the novel.

I've tried several times to read The Casual Vacancy again. Same result. It had nothing to do with this being so different from the Harry Potter series. It was dry and just didn't have any characters that made me want to learn more about them.

I've listen to her Robert Galbraith series, The Cuckoo's Calling, and loved it! So much so, I grabbed the second book of the series, The Silkworm, as soon as I saw it! (Aside: I read The Cuckoo's Calling before I brought The Casual Vacancy.) I'm glad she found a voice that I think crosses "the pond" where The Casual Vacancy did not.

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