Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Casual Vacancy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which lets bloggers spotlight upcoming releases that they are looking forward to.

I think I am looking forward to The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, which will be released on September 27, 2012.
"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 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?"
"Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults." 
This post by John Granger makes me second guess how much I will actually enjoy her new novel. But I still think I'm going to want to read it to see for myself. Though I will probably not buy it until I can get a used copy for much less from Half-Price books or the interwebs. It is interesting that J.K. Rowling has expressed a fascination with American politics and that this new book may be her attempt at some sort of political satire. We shall see...

Are you looking forward to reading The Casual Vacancy? Or do you plan on reading it at all?


A Beautiful Madness said...

I don't really know what to expect with this book. I'm curious about it because it's J.K. Rowling, but it doesn't sounds like something I would usually want to read. I'll still probably read it just to see what it's all about. Great pick!
Em @ A Beautiful Madness

Kate said...

Great choice I can't wait for this one either!

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Jennifer Neyhart said...

Thanks for the comments you two! Your book choices look interesting as well!

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

It doesn't sound like a book I'd normally read, but since it's J.K. Rowling I do want to give it a try (the synopsis actually reminds me of the movie Hot Fuzz haha).
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Randi M said...

I definitely want to give this one a try, though probably not right away. I'll wait & see what others have to say. :) Great pick!

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Jennifer Neyhart said...

It sounds like we all have our reservations with this one :-) It would be fun to discuss the book once some of us read it!