The Thief of Joy: A Review of The Casual Vacancy

I am a pessimist, and in most circumstances this dreary outlook on life keeps me happy. Since I expect the worst, I’m never let down. But occasionally, I set my pessimism aside, and I let myself almost get excited about an upcoming event. When I heard that J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, was writing a book for adults, I discovered a bit of optimism sneaking into my expectation. Continue reading