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Old 04-16-2012, 10:24 AM   #21
 
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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 fašade 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 town's 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.

LOL...I don't think it sounds interesting at all. I'm thinking she will make it interesting though.
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I was trying to be nice. lol I know a lot of people who have preordered it already, but I don't know if I'm ever going to bother to read it. It isn't a type of story I'm usually interested in reading.
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I was trying to be nice. lol I know a lot of people who have preordered it already, but I don't know if I'm ever going to bother to read it. It isn't a type of story I'm usually interested in reading.
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Yea it sounds lame, but she might spin it into goodness.
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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 fašade 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 town's 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.

LOL...I don't think it sounds interesting at all. I'm thinking she will make it interesting though.
Yeah, that's one of the dullest summaries I have ever read...but I'm guessing that one of two things will happen:

a. She's going to surprise us and it will be really good.
b. She's not going to surprise us, but a lot of people are going to buy it anyway because she wrote the Harry Potter series.
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^ This lol.

I personally think it sounds dull as ditchwater. Like a Miss Marple or something.

But then I think, well its JK, maybe there's a magical twist or something.

And then I think, its not likely she'll do something like that again, is it really.

So then I'm back to dull again...
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I've had a Pottermore account since last year & frankly, it SUCKS. It's boring and not very rewarding. Even huge fans of HP hated it. I stopped liking HP after I was thirteen, I just found the whole series very annoying (I felt everything was too black and white), but the website is horrible. It needs to be more interactive. I can't believe they decided to still open it.

Potions makes me want to kill things.
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I've had a Pottermore account since last year & frankly, it SUCKS. It's boring and not very rewarding. Even huge fans of HP hated it. I stopped liking HP after I was thirteen, I just found the whole series very annoying (I felt everything was too black and white), but the website is horrible. It needs to be more interactive. I can't believe they decided to still open it.

Potions makes me want to kill things.
Agreed. I see no point init(I still love hp though)
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I would actually hate to be her in a way. She will always be expected to put a "magical" twist to things. Maybe the woman isn't interested in fantasy novels at this time? I sometimes wondered if she even wanted to finished the HP series, but was forced to because of the insane popularity?

I really hated how the series ended as well, even though I stopped reading midway through the 4th or 5th book (cannot remember which).

I'm unreliable since I prefer novels like Out by Kirino, Murakami, Atwood, etc. I much prefer the darker side of reality and all those grey areas which makes the world perfect, which explained my frustration with the HP series because of the fixation between good and evil when there is no such thing.

My all time favorite book is 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle', such a fantastic play on the human psych and how we all are capable of being monsters. Loved it for it's simplicity and honesty.
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Actually, her adult book sounds good to me. I like Agatha Christie type mysteries, though.
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I've had a Pottermore account since last year & frankly, it SUCKS. It's boring and not very rewarding. Even huge fans of HP hated it. I stopped liking HP after I was thirteen, I just found the whole series very annoying (I felt everything was too black and white), but the website is horrible. It needs to be more interactive. I can't believe they decided to still open it.

Potions makes me want to kill things.
I dunno, I really enjoy learning more about Potterverse than what was in the books. That's my favorite part.
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I was trying to be nice. lol I know a lot of people who have preordered it already, but I don't know if I'm ever going to bother to read it. It isn't a type of story I'm usually interested in reading.
hahah!

Yea it sounds lame, but she might spin it into goodness.
Well, I'm sure it will be on the bestsellers lists on its release date by virtue of her name being on it.
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I'm a Slytherin baby! The sorting hat actually let me choose between houses which I hear is pretty rare.
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I'm a Slytherin baby! The sorting hat actually let me choose between houses which I hear is pretty rare.
You were a hatstall! It is rare.

I'm enjoying learning new thigs about the Potter world. Potions make me want to throw things.
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You were a hatstall! It is rare.

I'm enjoying learning new thigs about the Potter world. Potions make me want to throw things.
Oh wow, now I feel really special lol.
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You were a hatstall! It is rare.

I'm enjoying learning new thigs about the Potter world. Potions make me want to throw things.
Oh wow, now I feel really special lol.
Yup! McGonagall was is the last known one, according to Rowling. Hermione and Neville came close though.
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I'm enjoying learning new thigs about the Potter world. Potions make me want to throw things.
Oh wow, now I feel really special lol.
Yup! McGonagall was is the last known one, according to Rowling. Hermione and Neville came close though.
ooh, i thought she meant it was rare for pottermore, but yeh it's rare in the book too. although the houses that were being considered for mcgonagall, hermione and neville all seemed to go together. mine were the polar opposites :/
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