JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (pic by cindypepper)

By Joy Cassidy
Nantwich Bookworms have been busy reading up on a range of new releases.

And one text the group couldn’t resist was “The Casual Vacancy” – JK Rowling’s first novel for adults.

While most found ourselves drawn in by the larger than life characters and the intriguing plot that surrounds a dysfunctional Parish Council in a small rural town, others felt the story a little ordinary and uninspiring.

But it is Rowling’s acute attention to detail and obscure observations about class-division in everyday life that really made The Casual Vacancy an interesting read.

November saw a complete change in genre as we looked at the speculative fiction, A Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

A disturbing look into, what could be our future, provided for a lively discussion about freedom, religion and sexual liberty.

We enjoyed reading this dystopian novel which for some, is not a genre readily chosen!

This month we are feeling all Christmassy and have decided to read The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans. A short seasonal read which is sure to spread the festive cheer.

The next meeting of Nantwich Bookworms is on Sunday January 6 at 8pm in the Black Lion, Welsh Row.

New members always welcome to attend.

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