Okay, so far I'm enjoying The Casual Vacancy. If you're expecting something like Harry Potter, however, you'll be highly disappointed, as it's completely unlike it in every aspect. It's better if you approach this book without any sort of expectations. I still have a long way to go before I finish it, though, so for the time being I'm abstaining from doing a more complete review or even a "you MUST buy this!!!!" sort of recommendation.