For those of you who liked the book, I hope I do not offend you with what I have to say...
For me this book was a waste of time and money. It was an expensive book and not at all what I had expected from J.K. Rowling. I was a fan of Harry Potter and I went in to this book knowing it was written for adults and not going to be like Harry Potter, I didn't have a problem with that, but I was not in anyway prepared for what lay ahead.
Almost from the first page there was Explicit descriptions of things not at all necessary to the plot. Had I not read this for the book club I would never have continued reading it. To me the story was not enough to redeem the language and unnecessary details. The concept of the story was OK; everyone likes a little small town drama. But I truly feel that this could have been a good book had she taken the time not to shock us with extreme content but instead took the time to execute the story effectively.
For my friends out there, I would say skip this one and use your time on something better. This book had such a negative impact on me while I was reading it. I didn't realize how much it was draining me until I stopped reading it.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Sept. 27, 2012)