Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Casual Vacancy

by J.K. Rowling

I've mentioned this book and how much I enjoyed it to several friends.  "Can you pronounce the names in the book?" asked one; another simply stated "I don't like fantasy."  The location, a small village in England; the time, the present; the characters, believable if not always appealing and often tragic.  If you've ever wondered how life will go on after you die, this well-written work is a most interesting exploration of the ripples and waves in the wake of one man's demise.  No fantasy here but a rather engaging and grim reality.

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