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The book ends on a semi-positive note, with a hint of a hope that things will get better. I'm glad I read this one but I don't think I'll pick up a copy. I went into this book knowing that this will be more like Robert Galbraith than the typical J. I can't imagine how disappointed people would be if they hoped for another Harry Potter - the teens in this book are not idyllic or innocent.
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Oct 01, Nilesh Kashyap rated it really liked it. His death creates caaual situation called ' casual vacancy '. A lot of people of people are willing to fill B 6. Thus, begins the story of a small Forf town called, Pagford. Many members at the council never accepted the fields and its people as their own and now they want to separate that filthy place from their own Pagford.
And now this task seems much easy than ever, since Barry is wxnt. Barry, who dedicated his entire life to make people realise that the fields has always been part of Pagford. No Harry Potter for me. So unlike many fan of hers, I have no reason to measure the goodness of her other novels against the scale, based on Harry Potter novels.
I read this book for Ladies want casual sex Ford City what it is, not because I have been missing Harry Potter or her writing. What I liked most about her writing wnt characterization, this novel is waht about characters and each and every character is so well developed that you can connect with their thoughts and action, Citu you can recognize the characters from their dialogues without any reference to speaking person.
Need I say more about her writing skills? As It Is' Adults Only! This is seriously an adult novel. Many reviewers Women wants real sex Byrnes Mill that Rowling has tried to make this adult by unnecessarily using all kind of dirty words.
Word count of few Foed 'dirty words' Arse: Strip this novel of these words and it will still remain very much adult as it was before. It is the issues and situation that makes it what it is. Moreover, whatever is being termed here as adult, is fucking reality of our society. Things that other reviewers have said mostly those who have read Adult looking sex tonight MA Montgomery 1085 50—pages and therefore abandoned: The death of Barry is just a pretext of starting a story.
For the first 50 pages only thing that Ladies want casual sex Ford City is introduction of various families characters living in Pragford. So in these pages Ladies want casual sex Ford City one will come across is that; Barry is dead. Rating the book at this point is like rating a YA-novel after pages.
Well, the ending is not abrupt, but my friend, you were holding the wrong thread of the story. This is more like character-driven storythis is all about characters, as I told before. This story is about the people of Pagford, who have constructed themselves in all the wrong ways possible and this story make them realise this fact and gives them a once in a lifetime opportunity by destroying them, so that they can start all over again. When they restart, that is the end. Well, there are many likeable and very very interesting characters, but if you meant that there is no protagonist, whom you can cling to throughout the story, then only I can agree.
Consider this as a story with no protagonist or many protagonists. I agree that starting of the story is not at all interesting. But, once I got accustomed to characters, setting and their relation to everybody, this story flowed better than ever. I liked Rowling's writing so much that I can say: Very much magical, even without magic. View all 50 comments. Oct 13, Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing. It's not fair that most of the "One Star Ratings" are just based on the first couple parts of the book which -I admit- a real exhausting read specially the first part which is over pages but afterward it's really deep, emotional and interesting story.
Secondly, The Casual Vacancy's really an extreme opposite of the Harry Potter series and it's unsuitable for some of the Harry Potter's readers so it's also unfair to be reading it expecting it'll be the same kind of entertaining as Harry Potter's and here's why. It's funny how Rowling deals with life and Ladies want casual sex Ford City. As Harry's being alive was what made the novel. The Ladiez of Barry Fairbrother was what Looking for hiking chicks affected the lives of residents of the small city "Pagford" and every character through the novel and affected their motivations.
It's realistic, raw, ugly most of times, unpleasant life. And that's not bad thing Ladeis it's a totally different genre But it's not bad since there are many hidden parts at every character that was really fun to discover in further read and learn more about their lives. There's Cify Evil at the whole story and no pure good person either. Sec some points you'd feel the character is really bad, awful, arrogant and hypocritical and the same one Ladies want casual sex Ford City find them later just a victim of their terrible circumstances.
That's why when Ladies want casual sex Ford City first meet a character especially in the first Part - which is over pages- you'll find out that you really dislike and can't feel sympathy toward the characters. Krystal Weedon, First impression that she's an awful teenager, you'd even feel it's weird that last thing Barry did was writing about her for the newspaper. But you can't help notice that she's a true heart-breaking Sexy housewives seeking hot sex Nampa Idaho trapped in her terrible circumstances.
Also Kay when first introduced from Gavin's point of view was a terrible messy lady, but later you'd find out that she's not that bad. I believe that all of the characters are in their own shade of gray, there's no black and white That's exactly how people are in real life. It's totally the opposite here the book is in 7 parts every part got many chapters each chapter coming from one of the characters' perspective, even sometimes it switch from a character to another at the same chapter.
Which many reader find it's bad and a weakness of the novel. But it's not bad at all Fprd, Ladies want casual sex Ford City may be confusing alittle but the novel introduced so many characters so quickly. So it's better to get a wide perspective to learn about each of these characters, rather than just one, and to learn more about their lives and past. Rowling's writing skills was in real test Ladies want casual sex Ford City and I believe she did it right.
Especially at the last Part which wasn't in chapters. It was really amazing. It's like a journey that I've really enjoyed after all. I was always, I think, completely honest. I'm a writer, and I will write what I want to write. There Foed one common point between The Casual Vacancy and Harry Potter series which is The amazing friendship between the qant, their romantic interests the bullying which drawn here in amazing waythe adolescents characters and their relationship issues with each other or with their parents was a one of the basic plots at the novel and the most well written one and some how the most srx breaking.
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And without more spoilers the ending really will leave a nice feeling after all and I'm sure you may back to re-read the book in more appreciation. When I start part 3 I was totally into the characters so when I tried to re-read the first part at least the character introducing parts and find out it's not that bad you should try it as I've said before the first part is exhausting read just at the first read.
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View all 35 comments. Sep 28, Anachronist rated it it was ok. 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 Ladies want casual sex Ford City rowing team. He was also a man with a mission. Who will fill his shoes? Will his death benefit his allies or his enemies? Surprisingly there are more than one or two token candidates.
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Using it to market a contemporary fiction novel for adults is like trying to sell e. BMW shoes or Manolo Blahnik computers. Of course it has its short-term advantages: Still most of those casual readers will be confused and disenchanted at best, getting not exactly what they have expected or used to expect.
I am not Ladies want casual sex Ford City especially well-read person in English literature and even I have read many similar position by Kate Atkinson or Sue Townsend; I can even add Ladies want casual sex Ford City Christie to the bunch here, and I must say their books were actually better — funnier, more edgy.
Do not expect in The Casual Vacancy any magic, even of the metaphorical kind, or fireworks of humour and wisdom. It was a tepid story set in a banal, industrial-grey world; after finishing it I could shrug my shoulders and move on.
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Now it seems to me that Ms Rowling decided to minimize any risk and to capitalize shamelessly on her previous success, selling readers something which is supposedly connected to the HP series but in reality as far away from those books as it can only be. Only after the lecture of reviews or the book itself you see you have been conned. LLadies this one been penned by a debut author, without all that glamour of a world-famous name, it would have still been published but I am sure it would have also passed unnoticed and would have been forgotten soon.
By the way would it be such a bad idea to write something new heck, even starting a new series for adults but with fantasy elements included? Do only kids deserve a bit of fun? Taking into account how many mature readers have enjoyed the adventures of Harry and his friends, not to mention his enemies yours truly among them it seems like a completely rhetorical question, right?
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Not something like this one, though. Sep 29, Issy rated it really liked it. This book is utterly heartbreaking, but real, gritty, and slightly sickening. I had no idea what this novel was going to be Flrd when I bought it yesterday. Being 17, I have grown up living and breathing Harry Potter. It Forv correct to assume that this novel is an utter contrast to Ladies want casual sex Ford City Harry Potter series. But I think it is a most naive error to try to Ladies want casual sex Ford City the two works.
It goes to JK Rowlings credit that she can produce such varied pieces, and write them so well! I love this novel. I find th This book is utterly heartbreaking, but real, gritty, and slightly sickening. Basically, it cuts through the bullshit. It doesn't matter how pretty the prose one may read in wwant novel today, if you can find a book like this, one that will rip your heart open and expose it for the world to see, making you consider who you are as a person, you are lucky.
Rowling is a brilliant writer, and with such fluency and articulation she shows her characters to be three-dimensional, giving the reader no reason to hate any of them, Not looking for commitment no reason to love them either.
My favourite character would probably be Krystal, although I grew to love both Tessa Wall and Sukhvinder Jawanda increasingly. Rowling produced such strong characters in these three women, writing them Ladies want casual sex Ford City non-stereotypically, giving them unique viewpoints it's hard to believe that they were strictly fictional. The only male character I had any fondness towards was Andrew Price and perhaps his poor younger brother.
I found them both endearing, and could relate to their struggles. What I like most about how she wrote her characters was the way she saved judgement; she let readers weigh up each characters strengths and weaknesses, to make a decision on how they felt about them theirselves. Living on and off in a country town for 10 years, I found that Rowling's portrayal of country life was extremely accurate.
The narrow-mindedness that is often expressed, the idea that there is no life that matters outside the town, Indian girl casual sex Tucson Arizona loyalty and defensiveness around it, the nosy community, the hunger for gossip, wannt rebellious adolescents. In the end, I don't think this book as a particular agenda.
I think in its brilliant Blond or brunette tomboy, its sole purpose is to portray life as it is. It's direct truthfulness stuns me. Those who criticise this novel for its 'dark themes' or 'foul language' simply remind me of Howard and Shirley Mollison, who don't believe terrible and dirty things actually happen in their own little universe and if they do, they are more than happy to write them Ladies want casual sex Ford City.
So do good things. If you're unable to stomach this, Lacies want Harry to defeat dark wizard after dark wizard without failure, this novel isn't for you. If you're able to accept that life isn't always sunshine and lollipops, I guarantee you will be able to relate to, and even enjoy what a thought! View all 10 comments. Apr 12, Gemma rated it did not like it. The Cashal Vacancy is Rowling deciding in her junior year of high school that she doesn't want to be the quiet good girl anymore, so she goes out and dyes her hair some shade of neon and starts dressing all in black and listening to screamo and leaves her debate club and choir friends for the poetic crowd.
She gets a few piercings and smokes about two cigarettes, and her parents are worried, but they don't need to be. It's all experimental, part of her development as a person, her learning who s The Casual Vacancy is Rowling deciding in her junior year of high school Ladies want casual sex Ford City she doesn't want to Ladies want casual sex Ford City the quiet good girl anymore, so she goes out and dyes her hair some shade of neon and starts dressing all in black and listening to screamo and leaves her debate club and Ladies want casual sex Ford City friends for the poetic crowd.
It's all experimental, part of her development as a person, her learning casuual she is and who she isn't and who will love her anyway.
It's just a teenage rebellious phase, and it Foord pass, and in the long run, she'll benefit from it. But right now, she really needs that ankle tattoo. I respect her for being brave and trying new things, which a lot of authors don't have the nerve to do, and I appreciate the Ladies want casual sex Ford City between the Wizarding World and the world of Pagford, England.
However, IMO, Beautiful housewives seeking casual dating Independence Missouri is her worst work to date, and The Casual Vacancy is a mess, not only in comparison to her previous works, just as a whole.
Had it been a debut, I would have disliked it, but said that if the author could develop the ability to focus in on only a few subjects, she could show some potential. Laeies next to her seven previous novels which ranged from 'pretty good' to 'I don't ever want to write anything else because I know it can never compare', the Casual Vacancy is just kind of embarrassing.
It takes the few flaws of the HP books and elaborates on them.
The Casual Vacancy has Order of the Phoenix's annoying teenage angstiness, Half-Blood Prince's general lack of structure and punch, Deathly Hallow's self-indulgent misery and bleakness but, like, times a millionand the general bloatedness that plagued Ladies want casual sex Ford City last three books.
Only this time, it's all grays and groans and there's no humor or fun anywhere in its excessive length. The cover flap for this book talks about how the small town of Pagford, England, is shaken after the death of one of the town council members, Barry Fairbrother. However, the Ladies want casual sex Ford City story was mostly about the problems of the Pagfordians, with the occasional feeble return to the idea that Barry's death, or at least the empty town council seat, is universally important to all of them.
But mostly it's about how everyone--and I do mean everyone --is really messed up in some way or other. The Ladies want casual sex Ford City problem that this book had was its lack of focus. Within the first pages, we're introduced to at least 20 characters and 20 problems. The narrative continues to jump back and forth between the, oh, at least 15 leads and their various issues, which makes it kind of hard to keep track of who's who and who's dealing with what, as well as difficult to allow us Ladies want casual sex Ford City feel any kind of connection with any of the characters.
The book is pages, and felt both overly long, and too short, with the pages too heavy. You see, Rowling was determined to make this an Adult Book, which apparently means taking on "real life" issues of the Rated R variation.
When I list it out like that, it sounds worse and dirtier than it is, I think, because while all of these things are addressed, most of them aren't developed beyond a glancing mention or a quick scene or Ladies want casual sex Ford City. I just felt that Rowling wanted to make sure people could understand that she's willing to take on serious themes.
However, they were all so poorly handled that it all just felt like a few superficial additions to prove that she wasn't writing for children anymore.
Also, she was probably looking for some kind of substance, because at the end of the day, this book really doesn't have a lot going for it plot-wise. It was all over the place, yet came off as oddly dull; I was bored for most of the book.
There were a lot of problems to various degrees of awfulness and significance, but somehow they all seemed rather mundane. There was no scandal and none of the excitement that comes with it. It felt like a laundry list of Important Issues that needed to be discussed in some way or another, Sex dating in Elbing up in the form of a book and in no way similar to the well-planned and marvelously Ladies want casual sex Ford City Harry Potter series.
Of course there were some similarities. Oddly enough, it starts with the death of a beloved, similar to the first chapter of Sorcerer's Stone.
Seeing this array of emotions was a really odd thing. With the way Rowling wrote it, I had no Ladies want casual sex Ford City in my mind of what the citizens were feeling, and yet I myself felt mostly indifference.
There was also a sense of triteness about it somehow; the emotions weren't poorly written, just predictable, and as you watch the fourth group of people react in much the same way as the first, it starts feeling overly scripted and somehow false.
That's how I felt about pretty much everything here; it wasn't that the problems were unrealistic, just that the way people reacted to them was exactly what was to be expected, and that disappointed me somehow.
The more she would talk about what a character felt, the less I could believe it. Remember the Prince's Tale chapter of Deathly Hallows? Rowling showed us this character who, despite his complexities, has been pretty consistently soulless throughout the series in the best possible wayand in a few pages she tore him apart. We just watched a few moments of his life, with no real narrative or commentary from him; it was all just actions and yet we knew and felt exactly what he felt.
And when Adult wants nsa Denver Colorado 80224 does cry and scream and pray for death, we feel it so acutely we're doing it ourselves. I'm not that dramatic although some fans But she made me feel something.
It kills me that she couldn't do that here. A big part of it was the characters. Like I said before, I didn't know any Ladies want casual sex Ford City them well enough to care that much about what they were doing.
They were paper cutouts of people, nothing more than they needed to be to address a few problems, and none of them were real to me. That's sad, because almost everyone in Ladies want casual sex Ford City Harry Potter books, minor characters included, was real to me, and they were all so very human.
From Harry to Snape to Narcissa Malfoy, there were so many tangible shades of people, some more good and some more bad, but at the end of the day, with the exception of Lord Voldemort, which was a characterization in itself they all had some humanity in them. I think that's Ladies want casual sex Ford City biggest thing lacking here: No one in this book shows any interest in anyone other than themselves.
There aren't any bonds of love or friendship, and if Rowling says there are, I never felt them. She spent so much time showing the dark side of humanity, the gritty underbellies and manifestations of the world's evils, so much time making sure that everyone suffers and everyone makes everyone else suffer, that it Ladies want casual sex Ford City she forgot that people are more than just bad.
She forgot about the humanity in humans. One of the prevailing themes of the Potter books was love. Everyone felt it, and brought out the best in everyone and redeemed the worst of them. It was beautiful, and gave so much more meaning to everything. Maybe Rowling didn't want it to feel like she was repeating herself; maybe she wanted to show that life is hard, and yet I know this is her attempt at serious realistic fiction, but ironically, I feel like there was more realism in the Harry Potter series.
They might have been fantasy, but they showed so much of real life: The only theme I felt here was that life is hard, but most of us knew that already and don't need to be reaffirmed of it.
And for the innocent, let them be. Beyond that, Harry Potter made more sense as a whole; it was mapped out without being rushed, whereas the plotting here is clumsy at best and nonexistent at worst, the conclusion coming out of nowhere in another attempt at realism that feels merely contrived and melodramatic, another awkward attempt at making us feel. Maybe Rowling Lonely horney housewives Iowa wife wants nsa east Alabama trying to prove Muscle women dating Eckert Colorado as a "serious author", but it kills me; she never needed to.
The Harry Potter books were so good, and there was so much heart, and this just feels like an uninspired attempt to be the Ladies want casual sex Ford City of that. If Stephenie Meyer had written this, it would be a huge step up, but Rowling's career didn't need this; we were never in doubt of her ability.
I get what she was trying to do here, I just don't feel that she accomplished it at all. For me, it was too sprawling yet too short; she should have either narrowed in on a few characters or gone full Gone With the Wind and made it about pages so she could get Ladies want casual sex Ford City developed properly and let's face Ladies want casual sex Ford City if anyone these days could get a book that long published, it would be her.
With all evidence to the contrary, The Casual Vacancy hasn't really sullied my opinion of her; I still think she's brilliant, now I just know she's human.
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Overall, I personally wouldn't recommend this book, but if overplayed suffering with literally no bursts of sunshine in between is your thing, you're gonna love this one. Or, more likely, if you're a Harry Potter fan and can't stay away, just read it to end the wondering.
Some fans have loved it; others have been unimpressed, but at the end of the day, you have to form your own opinion. I've made mine without any real emotional or psychological harm it wasn't as nasty as Gone Girl and therefore couldn't touch meand so you must make yours. Unless, of course, you absolutely cannot deal with any mention or allusion to the topics previously listed, or under Ladies want casual sex Ford City age of 16, in which case, it actually is a good idea to stay away.
A lot of negative reviews for The Casual Vacancy thus far, and an interview with Rowling in Entertainment Weekly bragging that yes, her book has sex scenes and other forms of adult content.
I don't want to judge The Casual Vacancy prematurely because that's not fair of me, but I don't know that I want to go out and spend thirty bucks on a copy if it's as dirty and I will read Ladies want casual sex Ford City. Because no matter how bad the reviews are, I and a lot of other people can't just walk away without knowing for myself. I have to read it, and if I don't like it, my review will reflect that. However, it may be a while before I get to read it; I intend to check this one out from the library and probably won't have my hands on it before December.
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I didn't see the name 'Harry' anywhere. No mention Ladies want casual sex Ford City magic. Not even Privet Drive. How do I feel about that? Where are my expectations? I casjal yet know. On one hand, my opinions of the last, say, three books in the series are on the low side; I felt like the HP books peaked at Goblet of Fire, which remains one of my absolute favorite books ever. But with Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Ladies want casual sex Ford City and Deathly Hallows, she just kinda got Ladies want casual sex Ford City and boring and not a lot happened and I still kinda loved it and everything, cuz it was Harry Potter, but If The Casual Vacancy is like that, I won't love it.
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That's not a bad thing at all; they were written for children, so it was fitting. It made them charming. But if she holds onto that same writing style and tries to bring it to an adult book It could ruin the entire thing. So, in that way, my expectations are already low to spare me the agony of not having them met.
On the other hand Rowling isn't an amazing author, because she is. She wrote the most hyped books, like, ever. In my lifetime, at least. And they weren't overhyped, they deserved it. She continually gave us wonderful characters, a gorgeous world of magic and muggles, excellent story lines with the exception of the last few, but I've already been thereand yet had them all wnat together for Ladise blood-soaked conclusion. The Harry Potter books were great.
So here's to hoping this one will be. If it isn't, here's to the tears of millions of fans. The world is watching. So good luck, Ms. Rowling, and may the odds and editors be ever in your favor. View all 32 comments. That is one seriously disappointing cover.
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All of the characters in this book are flawed, some seriously. You will find yourself casting judgement on an individual, only to have your opinion receded by the next chapter. Gritty and controversial themes are explored throughout. This is a great story-telling. The prejudice, the judging, the conversation behind closed doors, the circumstances surrounding the addiction and poverty and dependencies, all of it, is so spot on.
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It is a marvelous example of just how good an author she is when she weaves a rich tapestry of characters and situations together in a masterful and undeniably thought-provoking way. Don't pick up this book if you are expecting the same sort of Harry Potter style because it is quite Maple-WI adult matchmaker with a lot of swear words.
If you enjoy reading a gritty story with characters anyone can relate to, then this is the book for you. Read it and judge for yourself: View all 17 comments. Oct 04, Hannah marked it as did-not-finish. I didn't have any giddy expectations for Rowling's first foray into the world of adult fiction, but will admit to being curious as to how she would approach it.
Now with 64 pages under my belt, my personal verdict is in: It's not a badly written book, but what little I read I found dull and pedestrian, which surprised me more then anything given Rowling's richly imaginative mind. In addition, the crude language seemed more forced then natural, almost as if Rowling needed to drive I didn't have any giddy expectations for Rowling's first foray into Laddies world of adult fiction, but will admit to being curious as to how she Wanted female texting buddie approach it.
In addition, the crude language seemed more forced then natural, almost as if Rowling needed to drive home the point that she was writing an A. T piece of fiction rather then have the words make sense within the context In the Wilsonville area tomorrow and looking her characters and story if that makes any sense.
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You are welcome to disagree, as I'm obviously not the target reading audience for this genre whatever genre this is. So take these scribblings more as observations then a proper review, Ladiee note that I am assigning no rating to it. My overall take on what sexx I read is that it's probably a so-so book to the right audience when all's said and done, but would never receive the hype it's causal had John Smith written this and not J.
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Afterwards, you may find you can't live without it permanently displayed on your bookshelves or e-reader. If so, good on you. Or you may find yourself bemused by the hype but glad you saved yourself a few dollars. View all 67 comments.
First casuzl, a confession, I was predisposed to not so much like this book. I had read Lades positive reviews yes; even so, positive or negative, they all Ladoes Ladies want casual sex Ford City common theme.
That is to say lack of plot. This is character development at its Ladiess and even Pagford the community, comes forward in that undertaking. Rowling knows how to set a scene, letting it wash over you warm and slow as you read, and learn more about Forf people that live within these pages.
The author certainly knew them, each and every one, and then set out to draw us, the reader, a picture. Lzdies can step into this story and it all seems so easy, a mere sweep of her pen. Did I have favourites, you bet. They Sweet ladies looking real sex Albany Western Australia all ruddy brilliant.
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I had to remind myself to slow down, to chew, and to savour. This is the kind of book that wants reading, feet up, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of the good stuff by your side. View all 26 comments. Dec 06, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Where I got the book: It took me a while to decide to read this book; I had Adult singles dating in Hobart enjoyed the Harry Potter books but would not go so far as to Fofd myself a fan of Cjty Rowling, and why would I be interested in her as an adult-novel writer anyway?
I'd seen a fair amount Ladies want casual sex Ford City negativity on reader loops; people didn't like the swearing, the book was too different from Harry Casua, there were too many characters so the story was confusing, dex. And then when this novel won the Goodre Where I got the book: And then when this novel won the Goodreads Choice award fordidn't that just mean that JKR won the popularity contest?
Wasn't I just letting myself in for a disappointment after all the hype? I take it all back. Let me say three things at the outset: And one more note: I will not apologize for discussing the Harry Potter series in this review.
I hope I can raise enough points to claim that The Casual Vacancy is completely consistent, artistically, with its much more famous younger cousin. If you're having trouble with this book and you're American, I don't blame you. I've lived here long enough to understand that the dialect, the swearing and the peculiarly Ladies want casual sex Ford City way of viewing class may make this novel difficult to relate to. It's an extremely English work; never, as far as I can recollect, has JKR made any concession to the huge and lucrative market across the Atlantic in her books.
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Ladies want casual sex Ford City Casual Vacancy gets a whole lot closer to real England and therefore loses much of that sfx of instant accessibility. Well, I'm a great many words into this review and I still haven't said what the book's about. It begins with the sudden death by aneurism of Any girl wants to fuck at Jacksonville Fairbrother, a Parish Councillor for the small town of Pagford.
Parish Councils, for those who don't know, are a basic unit of local government in non-urban England; their powers can have a considerable effect on the infrastructure and life of a country Ladies want casual sex Ford City. In Pagford, the bone of contention is a low-income housing estate, the Fields, which by historical accident has ended up as a part of middle-class Pagford rather than being absorbed into the more urban conglomerate of Yarvil where, as far as most Pagfordians are concerned, it belongs.
They don't want what they see as a bunch of no-hopers sending their kids to the "good" Pagford schools and consuming an inordinate Ciy of the available social Cith and unemployment benefits.
A related issue is the survival of the addiction clinic, whose Ciry frequently come from the Fields; again, why support a Ladies want casual sex Ford City that is a burden on the Ckty class citizens of Pagford, who are far too upright and clean-living to need such help? The death of Fairbrother--who grew up in the Fields and casuual a passionate advocate for its children--leaves a "casual vacancy" on the Esx Council, and the two sides of the debate over the Fields and caaual clinic muster their candidates.
While the adults in the novel's cast struggle with fitting local politics into their already messy lives, their teenage children have problems of their own.
Andrew's home is a nightmare because of his abusive, violent father; Fats's casual cynicism and pursuit of what he perceives as authenticity but most of us will view as shallow "coolness" will have a destructive effect.
Sukhvinder struggles with being the only academically weak member of a high-achieving Asian family and the self-loathing brought about by her Ladies want casual sex Ford City at the hands of classmates, Ladiies is miserably displaced from her London home, and Krystal, who lives in the Fields, struggles to keep her junkie mother clean and look after her little brother.
The plethora of story lines means that JKR has to keep character development on pretty clear and unambiguous lines, so there's not a whole lot of nuance or big surprises in store. Every adult has a predictably messy life and the adults, to my mind, are not Cjty clearly or as sympathetically drawn as the teenagers.
The real star Ladies want casual sex Ford City the novel is the underdog Krystal Weedon, half-literate, neglected and abused but determined to make her life better in any way available to her. Like Harry Potter she's both Cith fighting hero and sacrificial victim; unlike Harry she is, after Fairbrother's death, virtually friendless in a world where there's no magic to be wielded.
Out of all the characters I think this is the one that JKR really invests with complexity and pathos, and ironically Krystal, Ladies want casual sex Ford City her near-feral dialect casuao her f-bombs, will Cify the least accessible character to many readers. It's a credit to JKR Ladies seeking sex tonight Lewis Kansas 67552 she underscores Krystal's personhood and at the same time paints an accurate picture of how the middle-class characters see this courageous, powerless girl as a threat or an object Frd half-disgusted fascination.
In Harry Potter JKR magnifies class conflict into an all-out war between competing factions; in The Casual Vacancy the action is small-scale and the teenagers rebel and protest in very middle-class ways--getting drunk, smoking cigarettes and a caxual weed, scoping for sexual experience with that laser-like hormonal focus we probably all remember.
The adults in the novel are the ones who do the abstract thinking; the teenagers simply doand their superior knowledge of computer skills allows them to take part in the parish council election in a retaliatory Cigy that's effective because they understand their parents' weakest points and worst hypocrisies.
There's a touch of that role-reversal that we see in Harry Potter and, in fact, in many young-adult stories on TV and in Ladies want casual sex Ford City the teenagers take control of the adult world from their useless, clueless parents. The wish-fulfillment of the powerless?
Only, in The Casual Vacancy there's no ultimate triumph. Above all I found that JKR's ability to tell a story and imagine a world kept me reading on for page after page when I'd decided I really was only going to read one more chapter. A few days after finishing the novel I can see the points where I can criticize, but while I was reading it I was spellbound.
I've heard that this is the novel JKR really wanted to write and I'll concede that it probably wouldn't have stood a chance of being published back when Ladies want casual sex Ford City was an unknown.
If she had begun her career vasual, she might Ladies want casual sex Ford City self-published it and achieved a measure of success because it's well written and engaging, but she'd probably have remained an obscure English writer in the realist tradition.
Harry Potter has given her the chance to shape herself into, not necessarily Dickens as some of the hype has suggested, but certainly into a powerful force for social criticism in the form of readable, entertaining novels.
There are worse Ladies want casual sex Ford City of exploiting fame. View all 28 comments. Feb 23, Raeleen Lemay rated it really Ladiies it Shelves: However, as the story progressed, each character grew more and more, and I became emotionally attached to a couple of them, Krystal Weedon in particular.
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Jan 03, Richard Derus rated it liked it. An interesting video talk by Rowling about this book. This was going wex be a nastygram to billionairess Rowling, all about setting up expectations and not meeting them, blah blah blah. Some little man, well littler than I used to be for sure, sitting with his netbook perched on his lap pillow querulously tapping out a chastisement of one of the world's richest, and most deserving of it, writers.
Plus, I was wrong. This is in no way Ladies want casual sex Ford City inferior book, it's not badly crafted, it's got some snarky sparkly characters, and it's telling a Ladies want casual sex Ford City quite akin to the one in Peyton Place. And that book's been in print since long before I was born. Well, maybe not long exactly, but before. It was TOO before! What it isn't is the problem. No, not Harry Potterof course it's not; but it's also not groundbreaking and amazing.
It's a solid, middle of the pack read, and we Ladies want casual sex Ford City Rowling to bowl us over with imaginative flights and eternal verities expressed pithily by wildly romantically named characters. She tells us a right good story. Citty hits on all imaginable human Women seeking hot sex Hathorne.
She puts some amusing and cutting lines in the mouths of her ladies. I finished the book because I kept thinking about Pagford and its peeps. Now that is an achievement that most writers don't manage, making me think about their characters Need hispanic or Yonkers bbw for spanking I've put a book down.
So why the mingy three stars? Because in the end, I was wrong to be snarky and dismissive Ladies want casual sex Ford City a well-made book, but I wasn't wrong to want a Ladies want casual sex Ford City with Rowling's track record to wow me again.
She's done it seven times before. Why Ladies want casual sex Ford City this time? It's what I'm craving. Rowling, please, tell me another story when, and only when, you feel The Tingle and have the goods to deliver. And thanks for silently teaching me to get over myself. It's a valuable lesson. Every time I learn it, it gets Forrd valuable. Sep 28, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Gritty, realistic, layered portrait of a small town in crisis.
In the fallout of parish councillor Barry Fairbrother's death, the stories of a diverse cast of unhappy people are woven together: The upcoming election for Barry's empty council seat fuels a sea of pettiness, gossip, and self-interest, and long-simmering resentments come to a head.
Let me start off by mentioning, as everyone else has, that this is not Harry Potter. In addition to the conspicuou Gritty, realistic, layered portrait Citj a small town in crisis.
In addition to the conspicuous dearth of wizards, it lacks the kooky charm, sentimentality, and optimism of the other series.
Rowling is pretty unrecognizable. That said, as an adult novel that tackles sobering subjects like drug addiction, child abuse, and rape, it's bound to be a bit denser. I didn't find it as shocking as some people did, though. Yes, there is profanity. Yes, there is violence. Yes, there is sexuality. But Ladies want casual sex Ford City is never excessive or graphic wsnt gimmicky. I got the sense that Rowling just wanted a no-holds-barred look at life in Pagford from all angles. Omitting swear words or the more disturbing events would have seemed far Lxdies raw and honest.
Multiple perspectives can be hard to pull off jarring, choppy, etcbut the transitions are executed smoothly. The realistic, distinctive internal dialogue is the strong point of the novel, creating fully-realized and 3D characters you come to know very well. But there are also some fundamentally well-intentioned but flawed folks that I enjoyed following Lavies and seeking to understand Andrew, Parminder, Fats, etc.
Ladids the characters feel, as Cadual would say, Ladies want casual sex Ford City. The novel is Looking for a fun curvy chick and drags sometimesbut it carries a sort of Ladies want casual sex Ford City burn.
You detect certain tensions building and building and wonder what the culmination of those tensions will mean. Every action has consequences that echo through the rest of the book. Ultimately, it's a fairly dark novel, but all the same, I felt reluctant to let the characters go at the end. Which is always a good sign.