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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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Some fans have loved it; others have been unimpressed, but at the end of the day, you have to form your own opinion. Why don’t you chuck it and go write another Harry Potter story?

Una vacante imprevista

I’m a guilty party to the issue myself for giving in to my curiosity, but it doesn’t stop me from rowlinng 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. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

When she first mentioned years ago that she was writing a “political fairy story for adults” I didn’t think I would be fully on board without more details. Well, without the most aggressive advetisement campaign aimed at children, this book gets only 3.

That’s not a bad thing at all; they were written for children, so it was fitting. Only now did he realize that Barry Fairbrother had been his best friend” So, in that way, my expectations are already low to spare me the agony of not having them met.

Rowling was writing an adult book, I was thrilled. In place of Austen’s social gossip that frames, then questions, and finally reevaluates a character, this is simply a revealing of skeletons in people’s closets. View all 5 comments. I could imagine it doing well without any association to the Rowling brand, perhaps creeping into the Richard and Judy Book Club, or being made into a three-part TV serial. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.


And my friend mentioned it to me. Not even a little bit. Couldn’t get beyond page They call it “denial marketing”: It kills me that she couldn’t do that here.

Rowling” on the next page. Rowling, and may the odds and editors be ever in your favor. But even if you will have trouble figuring out who’s kid is who’s kid, eventually you will get the hang of it, and by the end the appreciation will dawn on you.

And there’s even a description.

Una vacante imprevista – J. K. Rowling – Google Books

But the grace and the tact and the finesse that goes into the book is fantastic. I imprdvista such high expectations for The Casual Vacancy and I was extremely letdown.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I think that’s the biggest thing lacking here: Rowling Publicaciones y Ediciones Salamandra, S. Life can be tough, yeah, I get that. 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.

You’d think that a book this big and anticipated would be perfectly presented. Petty small town politics, gossip and soap opera-like romance? I did get to the end, so I won’t give it one star.

You think that reality is up for negotiation, that we think it’s whatever you say it is. Wow, all the fun has just been sucked right out.


Without a good reason to identify with any of the characters, it’s near impossible to care about them or any of the petty goings-on that make up the narrative. Yes, I read this because of who wrote it. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils She also could have chosen to simply be more creative instead of trying to be another Franzen or Duncan both good in their own spheres, but this is J.

JK Rowling: The Casual Vacancy – review | Books | The Guardian

I know this is her attempt at serious realistic fiction, but ironically, I feel like there was more realism in the Harry Potter series. She also writes fiction novels under the name of Robert Galbraith. I felt like The Casual Vacancy unnecessarily dirty and vulgar.

I’ve read more excerpts today at the encouragement of fellow bibliophiles. So many characters, like loads of them, The town of Pagford is a picturesque English village in my mind, much like something out of Midsomer Murders.

The only obvious parallel with the Potter books is that, like them, it is animated by a strong dislike of mean, unsympathetic, small-minded folk. It’s not like I didn’t know she was writing another book. First, let me say, there are numerous characters in the book over 20 and they are all various levels of vileness.