This book wasn't bad, exactly, it was just not the sort of thing I tend to enjoy. The Casual Vacancy is more of a character study than anything else. Is it worthy? I guess, if character studies are your bag, which I've already mentioned I'm not a fan. I mean, this story meandered all over the place, plots developed that weren't particularly interesting or important to the overall storyline. As far as I'm concerned, if it has nothing to do with the story, edit that crap out. But J.K. Rowling wanted to look all smart so she left the pointless stuff in. It didn't work.
Also? It kills me to say this but this
book, the story it told, the way in which it was delivered tells me Rowling probably shouldn't write Adult Fiction. Ever again. I love her Potter series, I love how meticulously planned out the whole thing is. She's brilliant at writing YA Fiction, clearly, and perhaps she should stick to it. That said, I will read everything this woman writes. No matter what.
2 stars. I recommend this book to no one.