Thursday, October 4, 2012

J.K. Rowling's Adult Debut "The Casual Vacancy"

New York Times Best Selling author J.K. Rowling is most known for creating the magical world of Harry Potter. Rowling's latest release, The Casual Vacancy is her first novel for adults.

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 fa├žade 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?