First, an apology.
I apologize in advance for all J. K. Rowling fans everywhere, and to J. K. Rowling herself. I did give her new book a fighting chance, but in the end, I just didn't like it.
Here is my review over on Goodreads, where I discuss exactly what I thought worked and didn't work in J. K. Rowling's latest book, The Casual Vacancy:
Has anyone else read the book? What were your thoughts on it? Feel free to leave your comments, as I'd love to discuss what everyone who's read it thought about it here.