42 books finished in 2013: The Casual Vacancy

42 books finished in 2013

Why are you reading this book?
Dad bought me a kindle for my birthday! I had to start somewhere.

What is the first line?
Barry Fairbrother did not want to go out to dinner.

Describe the book in haiku form:
small town politics
influenced heavily by
family drama

Anything else you’d like to say?
Well, with the introduction of electronic reading, I’ve realized it’s time to phase out part of my questionnaire. Also, I’ll have to get more creative about my photos when using the kindle.

About the book? It reminded me of Jonathan Franzen, which was surprising, though now that I re-read my review of that book, I’d have to say this was much tamer. I didn’t feel like any of the characters (except for the deceased) were sympathetic, but the plot had a lot of movement and drama, and I thought it ended with maturity.

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2 thoughts on “42 books finished in 2013: The Casual Vacancy

  1. But the whole “what will you do with the book now” question was my favorite way of ascertaining how much you liked it! Bring that question back! (Please :) )

  2. Okay, let’s see if I can come up with a Kindle version of the choices:

    bookmark for reference
    x keep and loan out to friends x
    keep to read again & again & again
    let it slowly disappear in the cloud
    delete it

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