There were a lot of characters in the book. I don't watch Corination Street, but I imagine it's something like this book. A lot of British people living in the same town, with a lot of drama. It's hard to keep track of all of them. As time went on though, I figured out the characters and how they were all connected. Once you know the characters, it becomes easier to get into the book. I was probably about halfway through the book before I got to this point. By the end of the book, of course I couldn't put it down.
I don't know if I would recommend this book. It is 500 pages long and isn't an easy read. But if you want to read it for the sake of reading J.K. Rowling's latest book, I urge you to keep reading. You might need to stop and come back to it. Or you might just want to take your time. It took me a month to read because I never read a lot of it in a day.
Like any book though, it would have been better if the characters had magic wands...Now Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is calling my name.