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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Una vacante imprevista by J.K. Rowling (1 star ratings)

Because no matter how bad the reviews are, I and a lot of other people can’t just walk away without knowing for myself. My readers will love it! When word came earlier this year that the book would drop during the eight-week “sweet spot” before the Presidential Election in the United States I grew leery. People make mistakes, and then they learn from them. Rowling we’re talking about!

After struggling through the prologue and not enjoying itI returned my copy. On one hand, my opinions of the last, say, three books in the series are on the low imprevsita I felt like the HP books peaked at Goblet of Fire, which remains one of my absolute favorite books ever.

Great characters, fun plot, wonderful creativity. Quotes from Una vacante impre However, I was excited for Rowling to try something completely new. Her parents first met on a train departing from King’s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in Rowling is a good writer. Rowling – Commenti e discussione 75 Jan 22, But sadly one or two acceptable characters can’t save a whole book.

No, I haven’t read the whole thing and I’m honestly not likely to. Unless, of course, you absolutely cannot deal with any mention or allusion to the topics previously listed, or under the age of 16, in which case, it actually is a good idea to stay away. But I no longer invite boorish people to dinner and I no longer read bleak books. And then, like an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, my eyeballs bulged out of my head and exploded into flames from sheer excitement.


K, you are truly great. GdL Narrativa Ottobre 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 still don’t understand it. Imrevista on the next page. She also could have chosen to simply be more creative instead of trying to be another Franzen or Duncan both good in their iimprevista spheres, but this is J.

Where are my expectations? However, it may be a while before I get to read it; I intend to check this one out from the library and probably won’t have my hands on it before December.

Not even a little bit. I mean, I don’t see how anyone could possibly enjoy this. In truth the only reason I made it to page is because this book was written by J. When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said “taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind,” gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford’s autobiography, Hons and Rebels.

Okay, and now a raise of hands for everyone who wants to be repeatedly punched in the nose by an angry gorilla. Her characters aren’t helping the matter neither.

It’s not possible to analyze the whole work, of course, or to discuss themes. Rowling was trying to differentiate from her children’s books uba adding rape, pedophilia, sex scenes, and adult content. Plus, she had to go to school and deal with the death of Barry Fairbrother, her mentor and only ally.

JK Rowling: The Casual Vacancy – review

The more she would talk about what a character felt, the less I could believe it. It is the work of a storyteller like no other. I didn’t see the name ‘Harry’ anywhere. Account Options Sign in. Amazon should be named in the lawsuit for aiding and abetting her. 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.


Maybe Rowling didn’t want it to feel like she was repeating herself; maybe she wanted to show that life is hard, and yet There are a lot of political issues about which Rowling and I seem to generally agree but I felt that the danger of this being a bleak polemic was high. I really don’t have too much to say about this book. But the marriage dissolved ik after imprevistaa birth of their daughter.

Beyond that, Harry Potter made more sense as a whole; it was mapped out without being rushed, whereas impprevista plotting here is clumsy at best and nonexistent at worst, the conclusion vacaante out of nowhere in another attempt at realism that feels merely contrived and melodramatic, another awkward attempt at making us feel.

It’s all experimental, imprevsita of her development as a person, her learning who she is and who she isn’t and who will love her anyway.

Rowling’s first novel for adults. Rowling was writing an adult book, I was thrilled.

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

But look at it this way: Rowling does a lot of character development and little plot development, but …more around the th page it picks up and moves fast. Una vacante imprevista by J. 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.

That is, until I found out that absolutely all the characters in this book are like that. Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction

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