Stayed up way late last night (nothing unusual about that) and finished “The Casual Vacancy.” I reached that point where you’re so close to the end, you don’t dare put it down.
Adventure stories have a chase scene near the end, to step up the tempo and raise the suspense.
Mysteries have a detective following the evidence, piecing it together, closer and closer, the danger mounting, until . . .
J.K. Rowling’s wounded and wounding humans wander in circles, running away, crossing paths, reversing direction . . . not seeing the obvious until it’s too late . . . the sirens come . . . bringing them all together, sort of, . . . and they find themselves . . . and each other . . . or not.
Whew! A great novel. Now all I have to do is find time to write a review that’s worthy of the author, the book, and the characters.
- J.K. Rowling tackles her next chapter with The Casual Vacancy (cbc.ca)
- So Many Books, So Little Time (johnhaydeninmd.com)