Stayed up way late last night (nothing unusual about that) and finished “The Casual Vacancy.” I reached that point where you’re so close to the end, you don’t dare put it down.
Adventure stories have a chase scene near the end, to step up the tempo and raise the suspense.
Mysteries have a detective following the evidence, piecing it together, closer and closer, the danger mounting, until . . .
J.K. Rowling’s wounded and wounding humans wander in circles, running away, crossing paths, reversing direction . . . not seeing the obvious until it’s too late . . . the sirens come . . . bringing them all together, sort of, . . . and they find themselves . . . and each other . . . or not.
Whew! A great novel. Now all I have to do is find time to write a review that’s worthy of the author, the book, and the characters.
- J.K. Rowling tackles her next chapter with The Casual Vacancy (cbc.ca)
- So Many Books, So Little Time (johnhaydeninmd.com)
I’m kind of waiting to read this on principle, just because I don’t wanna just rush out and read it, hoping that it will be a good book, but at the same time I’ve been secretly harboring this hope that the book will be a good one… lol I’m glad to hear when people say they liked it.
I think you’ll like it. If you have a Kindle or Nook, the eBook version is the cheapest way to go right now. I’m sure it won’t be out in paperback until after Christmas, at least.
I’ll have to avoid your blog for another couple of days – still racing through this book myself!
Can’t wait to hear what you think of the story!