The Casual Vacancy
A big novel about a small town...
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?
A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - froxgirl - LibraryThing
As the lockdown continues with no access to new library books, I turned to my TBR bookcase. Not being a Harry Potter fanatic, I was curious to see what kind of writer J.K. Rowling is outside of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - OtownShorty - LibraryThing
Clearly quite a departure from the HP series. This well-crafted novel reminds me of a serial drama (ie, a soap opera), in a way. The sheer cussidness and the utter lack of actual thinking by some of ... Read full review