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The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

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Postby deepeabee » 17 Jul 2017, 09:13

Moonraker wrote:I was given this book and have almost finished it. It's a reasonable story, but for me is ruined by the frequent use of obscene language. Maybe Rowling wished to show she was a "grown-up" authoress, but so many F and C words make it unpalatable for me. I won't bother with any more of her adult books.


I totally agree. Books and films using these words too much really is a turn off as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Eddie Muir » 17 Jul 2017, 09:14

I also totally agree.
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Daisy » 17 Jul 2017, 09:30

I agree too. I find the use of bad language a really off-putting feature these days. I fear also, that it normalises such language as seems evident by some of the posts that can be seen on social media.
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Moonraker » 19 Jul 2017, 10:36

It also means that when you shut your finger in the door, there is nothing bad enough to shout out now!
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Jul 2017, 16:41

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby John Pickup » 19 Jul 2017, 19:27

Moonraker wrote:It also means that when you shut your finger in the door, there is nothing bad enough to shout out now!


Funnily enough (or not in my case) I was up a ladder this morning trimming back some branches off a tree at the bottom of the garden when I trapped my finger between a branch and a rung of the ladder. As my next door neighbour was hanging out some washing at the time my response was a strained Ouch. I descended the ladder, went into my shed and directed some very un-Blytonesque language at my push bike.
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Jul 2017, 21:28

Wonderful, John. :lol: I hope your finger is OK now.
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Courtenay » 19 Jul 2017, 21:40

And I hope your push bike has forgiven you for the totally undeserved abuse. :wink:
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby John Pickup » 19 Jul 2017, 22:23

Eddie Muir wrote:Wonderful, John. :lol: I hope your finger is OK now.


My finger has stopped throbbing, Eddie, but the nail is turning black so I assume I shall be losing it soon.
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Re: The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling

Postby Moonraker » 20 Jul 2017, 10:30

John Pickup wrote:
Eddie Muir wrote:Wonderful, John. :lol: I hope your finger is OK now.

so I assume I shall be losing it soon.


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