Una vacante imprevista has ratings and reviews. I returned it to the library and my kids asked about the author (they recognized JK Rowling). They call it “denial marketing”: the process whereby the contents of JK Rowling’s books are guarded like the crown jewels until publication day. Una Vacante Imprevista = A Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling at – ISBN X – ISBN – Salamandra –

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True, there are the ten pages or so at the very end of the book where the Sukhvinder character suddenly redeems her family relationships, but 10 pages out of pages of darkness and despair?

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So I started ttelling them about …more After I read this book, I returned it to the library and my kids asked about the author they recognized JK Rowling. Amani Bey around the th page it picks up and moves fast. Rowling 2 16 Jan 08, So I’m just going to do a review by putting aside thoughts of how much I love JK Rowling and Harry Potter, and think of this as something completely different which it is. I can’t even give it two stars merely because I can’t find a single thing I like.

And under no circumstances should you give this one to your children to read. But I’ll read anything; I’ve been known to hide under the sheets with a flashlight and a magnifying glass to drink in a really great read.

The biggest problem that this book had was its lack of focus. I struggled along hoping to find a protagonist I could get behind and cheer for; yet, I continue to discover more and more scenes that made me like the characters less and less.


And who nowadays thinks that merit and publicity have anything do with each other? If you have read The Casual Vacancy already, then I’d recommend a careful diet of imprevitsa books, exercise, and several months counseling. vacannte

There aren’t any bonds of love or friendship, and if Rowling says there are, I never felt them. The characters are all mostly unlikable and boring.

Yeah, it’s not a perfect series that spot is occupied by the Lord of the Ringsbut it’s a great read. Where are my expectations? With the way Rowling wrote it, I had no doubt in my mind of what the citizens were feeling, and yet I myself felt mostly indifference.

Rowling” on the cover. I’d be willing to read another of rowlinng books if she writes more. She gets a few piercings and smokes about two cigarettes, and her parents are worried, but rowlijg don’t need to be.

In a interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly. I could not read this book. View all 4 comments. I’m a guilty party to the issue myself for giving in to my curiosity, but it doesn’t stop me from feeling sore that a book like this could vault to the top of th I would rather give this two stars, but Goodreads only gives one option for “I didn’t like this book.

Certainly the first story I ever wrote down when I was five or six was about a rabbit called Rabbit.

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How do I feel about that? On the other hand Her im;revista first met on a train departing from King’s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in So, in that way, my expectations are already low to spare me the agony of not having them met.

But it is indeed quite possible to make up one’s mind after watching Bored Barry and disinterested Mary take the people carrier through Tweetown to the inevitable brain aneurysm, barf and bawling. It immerses the reader in a richly peopled, densely imagined world. Spellbinding plots, humour, strange characters, action, excitement, magic The Casual Vacancy is Rowling deciding in her junior year of high school that she doesn’t want to be the quiet good girl anymore, so impeevista goes out and dyes her hair some shade of neon and starts dressing all in black and listening to screamo and leaves her debate club and choir friends for the poetic crowd.


I expected more in terms of language, even though, obviously, her theme is very different from her other work, and I admit I was disappointed. I have no idea why Rowling would write this book.

Una vacante imprevista

Refresh and try again. I finished it last night and slammed the book shut, angry and disgusted with myself for wasting having spent a couple nk drowning in the cesspool of JK Rowling’s imagination. The Casual Vacancy has all the satisfactions and frustrations of this kind of novel. This book is full of cursing and rather explicit sexually and drugs.

Also, she was probably looking for some kind of substance, because at the end of the day, this book really doesn’t have a lot going for it plot-wise.

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Rowling wrote a book for adults. She could have chosen to do something more literary, The Casual Vacancy more than a few times feels closer to the genre of books by authors who release new titles every 3 months.

I know what imprevisra capable of, but you won’t find it in this novel.