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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
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Sep 29, 12

bookshelves: lost-interest

Not sure I am really into this synopsis, but I guess I still HAVE to check this book out.

9/29 Well, after reading early reviews of this I am pretty certain I won't be reading it.
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B0nnie it already has a 5 star rating...so I guess it's going to be a hit no matter what the writing is like


message 2: by Tatiana (new) - added it

Tatiana Oh yes, I already see 5-starred one saying "I will love it no matter what." Very optimistic people.


message 3: by Megan (new) - added it

Megan It's out Sept. 27th!!! Can't wait!


message 4: by Crowinator (new) - added it

Crowinator That's exactly how I feel.


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I feel the same way.


B0nnie I'd like to see the reactions of readers who didn't know it was written by Rowling


message 7: by Tatiana (new) - added it

Tatiana Yes, it would be interesting to see if this book stands on its own, without HP fandom affecting people. It's like with The Host. I am positive, if Meyer's name wasn't attached to it, it would have never become any kind of bestseller.


message 8: by Jillian -always aspiring- (last edited Apr 12, 2012 02:12PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jillian -always aspiring- After reading the synopsis, I'm definitely in the camp that says a book like this would not be so hyped if it didn't have J.K. Rowling's name attached...

But who knows. Once I read it, I might be blown away by it.


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Janine I actually really like the synopsis. I am a huge fan of small town British drama. I don't think many would read it if it wasn't Jo, though.


message 10: by Peachy (new) - added it

Peachy same here! haha. i'm not really excited with the plot but like you i NEED to get this. she is J.K. Rowling. just reserved! :))


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Adriane I'm going to read it not because of HP but because they synopsis actually sounds very King-like and I love his books.


message 12: by Ivy (new)

Ivy Sounds like it is going to be a Cranford style kind of book. I am not preordering until I hear what others have to say first. When a favorite author writes a book outside of his/her genre, I am immediately wary.


message 13: by Tatiana (new) - added it

Tatiana I am borrowing from the library. Not paying for things I am just curious about.


message 14: by Sophiejo (new)

Sophiejo sounds dull but its ROWLING


Blues For Eden It's actually very funny.
People expecting to find the charm of Harry Potter should *not* read this. (One of the protagonists is a prostitute.)
Overall, it's a great first attempt outside her genre. :)


message 16: by Molly (new) - added it

Molly Talbert I'm actually loving it!


message 17: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa I think I'm in the same boat. I'm going to take my hold off the library. It doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy.


message 18: by Tatiana (new) - added it

Tatiana I feel like I've read enough downer books like that already and I am not in a mood for one right now.


message 19: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa Yep. And the only reason I'm even interested in it is because it's Rowling. This book wouldn't have made it otherwise.


message 20: by Tatiana (new) - added it

Tatiana I know. I wouldn't pay it any attention unless it won some awards. It's definitely not the genre I follow.


message 21: by Lāel (new) - added it

Lāel I feel the same way, Tatiana.


message 22: by Nina (new) - added it

Nina I'm currently reading a few pages. So far, not so good. But I can't be too quick too judge. I feel like some serious drama is about to stir.


Nafiza I quite liked this.


Anushka I think you should read it. The writing and description is amazing .


message 25: by Drew (new) - rated it 1 star

Drew Graham I wouldn't bother. The writing is so-so and the content is shockingly smutty.


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