Book Review : The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
WARNING!!! This book is full of cursing and rather explicit sexually and drugs. DO NOT think you are in for something delightful like Harry Potter. And under no circumstances should you give this one to your children to read.
I closed the book after reading page 27. I was sick after reading this. Some people feel that books like this express sexual freedom. When we objectify human beings it is actually imprisoning. I felt like I was reading something pornographic and have many other books to read that are uplifting and valuable.
I am so disappointed in J.K. Rowling, I expected so much more from the author who had enchanted the world. I could not read this book. I cannot recommend this book. I was completely offended.
I have not enjoyed books like Looking for Alaska and Heart of Darkness because of the strong themes, but I can understand the point and appeal for some audiences. I absolutely loathed every word written in The Casual Vacancy, and I did not find any redeeming qualities. I want to have books that are thought provoking, delightful, uplifting, intriguing and not full of smut.
My advice would be to find something worth reading.
Is it possible to give a book negative stars? If so this one deserves -5!