J.K. Rowling has been busy writing a lame book. It’s lame because it’s not another Harry Potter series. It’s called The Casual Vacancy, which sounds more like an echo of what her life must be like without a certain boy-wizard than something I’d like to read. But, without a doubt, it will be wildly popular because it’s Rowling.
Here’s the synopsis, judge for yourself:
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?
- What I Admire About J.K. Rowling (Hint: It Isn’t Fame) (christyfarmer.wordpress.com)