Hello Marauders, or should I say Dia dhuit , which is hello in Gaelic! Sadly I wish I knew more words from P&P’s great stint across the pond, however I was much to busy sipping espresso, drinking pints, and basking in Irish sunlight with a good book. Sounds idyllic right? Not going to lie, it basically was. However now we are back to the real world and that includes of course book reviews!! This is my first review in over a year so please bear with me. In fact you might just want to ignore this one all together, and wait for next weeks as I imagine it will be a huge improvement. Alas, here we go….
“Things denied, things untold, things hidden and disguised.”
The Casual Vacancy
By J. K Rowling
With the success of the Harry Potter series, it is obviously impossible to judge this book on its own merits. We have seen first-hand the sheer ‘Sandy’ force winds that Rowling is capable of using to blow us down, and I for one had my rain jacket and umbrella prepared for this hurricane of a novel. Sadly while expecting to get drenched, I came out only mildly soggy. While this book is undeniably 'Rowling-esque', it is just lacking that certain care-and-love-and-magic that came pouring out so effortlesly from every passage in the Potter series. It is this marauders greatest hope that with her next work Rowling will find a balance between the adult and the immature, the magical and the mundane, and perhaps hire a new editor.