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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

By: SPENCER LINCOLN

“The difficult thing, the glorious thing, was to be who you really were, even if that person was person cruel or dangerous, particularly if cruel and dangerous.” This is the motivation of one of the characters from J.K. Rowling’s new book...  READ MORE >>


By: ELIZABETH LAMOUREUX

There are many reasons to look into a book. You could catch an interested glance at the artwork framing the cover. Your ears could like the ring of the title. You could recognize the author’s name. For The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, the latter gave way to...  READ MORE >>


By: JENNIFER KANG

J.K. Rowling, the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series has returned with a brand new novel, The Casual Vacancy: a whole different genre for a very different audience. There are no wizards, a magical boarding school...  READ MORE >>


By: JENNIFER KUIPER

J.K. Rowling delves into a new genre in The Casual Vacancy. Readers expecting another family-friendly Harry Potter saga will by nonplussed by Rowling’s constant use of profanity and explicit, R-rated material. Even so...  READ MORE >>


By: RONALD HUNSUCKER

It’s not really possible to open The Casual Vacancy without a lot of expectations both high and low crashing around in your brain and distorting your vision. I don’t know if it’s possible or even desirable to avoid them. I know I had a lot of...  READ MORE >>


By: LAUREN HUBERS

JK Rowling is known around the world for writing the Harry Potter series, which is a bestselling and one of the most popular book series in the history of literature. The Harry Potter series has been made into seven bestselling books and...  READ MORE >>


By: CONNOR STERCHI

From the outside, Pagford looks like an idyllic English town, straight from a Victorian novel—complete with a picturesque abbey, quaint houses and shops. In Howard’s view, Pagford “shone with a kind of moral radiance…as though the collective soul of the community was...  READ MORE >>

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling