The Casual Vacancy

JK Rowling's latest

Rowling has certainly shown her ability to write engagingly about small town people and events that entangle. I found the chapters flowed well and was amused by the everyday behaviours that some might find shocking – anyone who has taught at a ‘difficult’ school will quickly recognise several of these students. Perhaps it was the right time and place for me – having just re-read Frank Chalk’s It’s Your Time You’re Wasting – and, sad as the end may seem, I could see this as a movie. Something wickedly funny, in the vein of Waking Ned Devine or Death at a Funeral.

I bought this book on a whim, as the last few Harry Potter books became somewhat tedious for me, and am so glad I did. Funny how people’s lives have a habit of developing as they should …

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