When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little 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?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
Okay the first time i saw this online i was like YES we finally have a title and then i read the title and thought.......okay? that is a very unusual title for a book. I guess it reminded me of when she titled the seventh book: Deathly Hallow. No one had a clue about how this title linked up with the story. It was a strange title to end the series until i read it. The casual vacancy, i guess, is the same here. I think I have to read the book first before i would warm up to it. I'm not saying the title is terrible, rather it's okay but honestly it isn't something that would get my attention if i saw it in a library but with a name like J.K. Rowling even if she titled the book The Right Right Mr. Right, people will be still interested and be excited about it. So all in all the title wasn't an attention grabber but it wasn't out of left field like the deathly hallow was(well to me in my opinion).
I couldn't believe (again when i read the news online) that the title announcement came with a synosis so i quickly read it. And i read it again making sure i read it right the first time. My thought on this was...... it sounds good and not a potterish in any sense. I like that she isn't really giving much on the synosis and that there is drama in this little town. I have all the confident that this would be an entertaining story however i have a good feeling that it wouldn't be as captivating as book one of harry potter. And the other feeling is that the book might have a hint of personality from the Harry Potter Series seep into it. It wouldn't be a surprise if i read the book and a certain character almost sounded or behaved like Luna Lovegood or another character sounded or behaved like Bellatrix or this character is the dumbledore of the town. This wouldn't shock me in the least bit but overall i think the plot would be fresh and entertaining. I trust J.K. Rowling wouldn't disappoint( and she probably have great editiors to aid her.)
To my surprise, yet again, the release date was announced too. I was stunned they did this all in one news. When i read that it would come out this year i was more than happy about this. It has been too long since J.K. Rowling wrote another book. I think waiting a year or so wouldn't be that surprising of a news but at the same time i wouldn't be that excited about her new venture into Adult Literature. It was an excellent decision to release it this year. Now everyone is hyped about it because they don't have to wait too long to read it. So great decision to release it this year:)
Now the world is waiting for the book cover and i hope that comes out real soon too. I hope it wouldn't be lame(e.g. like showing a picture of a town with dots as people within it or something along those line). It should really grab the reader attention. So, like any other reader out there, is curious to how the book would turn out. I wonder if this book would require her to write a sequel or it's a stand alone. It just another excitment that has come across the literature world in a while (well except The Hunger Games doing well in the box office and book sells).
As alway thanks for reading my thoughts/opinions. I know you all are curious about the book (even if you might not be a book reader). I wonder if a movie version is already been planned at this moment. I bet a movie would be made( i mean The Host by Stephenie Meyer is being made despite the fact she is a popular YA author more so than an adult writer). So I wouldn't be surprise if they announced that Warner Brother has optioned or greenlight it. Okay take care and keep dropping by here when you can. Peace.