待ちに待っていた...はずだった J.K.Rowling 女史の新作「The Casual Vacancy」。
I can cleary recall when I wrote like this on this blog: I cannot wait to read J.K. Rowling's new novel titled "The Casual Vacancy", but...
I have yet to read it, not even get it. That's because I'd unfortunately come across some advance reviews on the Net which dissuaded me from picking it up.
According to the reviews, her new work seems full of harrowing stories about domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, drug addicts, and so forth. The list of ferocity might go on and on. How come I can be involved in a pathetic story? I wouldn't spend my meager allowance to buy darkness in our lives.
The reason for reading must be various to everybody, and I would say my reason for reading is to feel happiness and find pleasure. The same goes for watching movies or dramas. I cannot put up with seeing any extreme anxiety, even if it's not an insurmountable obstacle.
I'm still curious about "The Casual Vacancy" deep down, but I guess it will be a vacant book on my limited space of bookshelf.