“A needle-sharp and darkly comic expose of today’s class-ridden society . . . A highly readable morality tale for our times”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Rowling’s first release post-Potter and received mixed reviews. Even now it’s a love or hate book. I bought it in paperback because I couldn’t live with that pink dust cover. So I got it home and began reading it but by the time I got to around page 50 or so, I’d had enough and put it in my hated pile, which isn’t all that large in reality. Anyway, a few months later, I decided to give it another go, and I’m really pleased I did.
Previous reviews I’ve read also attempted to find a meaning behind the story line, and that’s fine. However, we must always remember is that such reviews are very subjective, and therefore are the views of that writer. Some of those ideas of meaning circle around the large number of different social issues within the village location.