The Casual Vacancy was very well written, but fell a little flat for me. I like to escape when I read a book, and this was just too much real life for me. It’s set in a small town with small minded people that think so much of themselves and their positions in the grand scheme of things they matter very little to each other. The characters were barely likable, and I found myself bored with their gossiping and revealing in the death of another person as fonder for conversation. There were very few likable characters for me, so I had a really hard time reading this book. From the description I was expecting a little more. I didn’t hate the book, but I didn’t really enjoy it either, it was just kinda blah for me. Which I am really kinda sad about, I love J.K. Rowling and had high expectations for this book, even though I knew going in, it was going to have nothing super natural in it, I was looking for something a little faster paced.
I give this book a 3 out of 5 star rating
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