Monday, November 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Casual Vacancy, by J K Rowling

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!


So I've just finished reading The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling, and I must say that even though I'm not yet completely sure how to verbalize what I think and feel about the novel, I certainly believe that Rowling has proven herself to be as talented at writing adult fiction as she was at writing children's fiction.  So even though I finished reading this yesterday, let's have one more Tease from The Casual Vacancy, by J K Rowling.

The Tease:
 "The police had picked up Krystal Weedon at last as she ran hopelessly along the riverbank on the very edge of Pagford, still calling her brother in a cracked voice.  The policewoman who approached her addressed her by name, and tried to break the news to her gently, but she still tried to beat the woman away from her and in the end the policewoman had almost to wrestle her into the car.
Krystal had not noticed Fats melting away into the trees; he did not exist to her anymore."
 -The Casual Vacancy, by J K Rowling

What's your Tease?


  1. Good teaser. I'm curious about what news the policewoman is trying to break to her and why Krystal is beating her away. And who's Fats?
    My Teaser is from THE SAMURAI'S GARDEN.

  2. Intriguing teaser.

  3. I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my list. Great teaser, I'm definitely intrigued.

  4. Great teaser! I haven't read this one yet ... still trying to decide if I want to or not. Cheers!

  5. I didn't enjoy this as much as I had wanted to (the first chunk of it was so slow), but the ending was pretty incredible. I found that even though Rowling was trying to write for adults, it was her teenage characters that took the spotlight. Great teaser!

    My Teaser Tuesday

  6. had thought about reading it.. still thinking .. will look up your review when you post it.. my teaser is up as well on my blog..