Thursday, September 27, 2012

The only thing I have to say about J.K. Rowling’s new book

Shocked, shocked!
Some people seem shocked that an author who wrote books for children featuring:
  • murder,
  • methodical torture of various kinds,
  • genocidal maniacs,
  • ethnic cleansing,
  • slavery,
  • one hero haunted by the specter of his murdered parents,
  • another forced to purge herself from the memories of her own parents,
  • and another who loses his brother in a war,
  • and so on
is the same author who has now written a book “in which a teenager is raped by her mother’s heroin dealer, a man who may well be the father of the girl’s own three-year-old step-brother, although it’s hard to know for sure when the mum concerned is a prostitute.”

Some people are idiots.