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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #90 on: June 17, 2011, 05:39:34 am »
Another low threshold. LOL

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« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2011, 07:14:06 pm »
 LOL
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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #92 on: December 05, 2011, 05:25:08 pm »
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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2011, 08:39:40 am »
LOL


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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #94 on: September 24, 2012, 06:53:24 am »
Ten page interview/biography of Ms. Rowling & some information about her upcoming adult novel, "A Casual Vacancy":  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/01/121001fa_fact_parker
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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #96 on: October 01, 2012, 07:57:12 am »
Interesting! :)

I especially enjoyed this bit:
  “Small-town politics is so done.”
So are magic kids. They were done to bloody death before Rowling even picked up a pen.


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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #97 on: October 01, 2012, 10:20:51 am »
-as is also mentioned in the blog/review/whatever that is.  Diane Duane, for instance...
I say more power to the woman that she's gone ahead & broken her stereotype & tried something that is out of genre & previous comfort zone.
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« Reply #98 on: October 15, 2012, 09:22:15 pm »
   When I said I was reading A Casual Vacancy, several people from different social areas of my life asked me to say what I thought of the book. The book is the story of the effects of the death of a good man. It starts with his death and ends with the funeral of a teenager he tried to help. It is a good story well told. The story is gritty with realism. If you understand the author has taken on another genre, and you enjoy this type of book, you should enjoy the story.
   Now to the caveats. This is not the sort of story I read for fun, so I didn’t find it as enjoyable to read as my usual fare. I found the first part of the story very difficult to read until I stopped to analyse why. The story was written with the author’s same humour, and I was still enjoying that. There were lots of people who were characters. I enjoyed that as well. What I was having difficulty with is that the main character was dead and story was the effects of this death. About seven families or clans, depending on who you count them, are the most severely affected. The family least mentioned is the man’s own family. So there are many stories wound together, but no real main character to carry you through. Once I realised this was my difficulty I began reading agin and it was much easier.

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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #100 on: November 03, 2016, 07:07:14 pm »
In interesting perspective.

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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #101 on: November 04, 2016, 07:07:40 am »
"Everyone is so desperate for Ginny to be that flinching, fleeing girl she used to be. Everyone is surprised that she doesn’t have time for their condescension and their coddling—everyone but Harry."

Where in the world did that come from? The whole thing is so overwrought that it kind of overshadows the points it's trying to make. Someone certainly has issues, and I'm pretty sure it's not Ginny.

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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #103 on: August 27, 2018, 08:58:34 pm »
That is an interesting idea. It is also as probable an answer to the question as any I've heard expressed.

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Re: J. K. Rowling
« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2018, 05:22:43 am »
Agreed.