The Casual Vacancy
Little, Brown, 2012 - 503 Seiten
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 facade 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?
A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - amcheri - LibraryThing
I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this book. It's been sitting on my TBR list and I kept passing it up. Then I saw that HBO was making a mini-series out of it and I didn't want to watch it before ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - curious_squid - LibraryThing
Totally unPotter like and that is just fine with me. A dark novel - dealing with drugs/poverty/jealousies/prejudices etc. The story starts with a member of the town council dying unexpectedly in his ... Vollständige Rezension lesen