Rowling’s Book Earns the Spot of First Book Bail of 2013

The Casual VacancyThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

80 pages in and I’m bailing on J.K. Rowling’s first foray into adult fiction. I’m not enjoying it in the least and there are far too many other books whispering my name. I understand from others I’ve talked to that this is a character-driven story (and indeed, the plot isn’t intrinsicly interesting to me nor did the book hook me in the reading of it) but the characters aren’t grabbing me either. That leaves the prose. I’m willing to stick with a book if the writing carries me along. This doesn’t. So, I’m going to stop forcing myself to read this and move on to the other 500 books I want to read.

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