Continuing on from my previous The Casual Vacancy, by JK Rowling post:
- Teenage love is so awkward
- She didn’t come, is it in any way related to Barry’s death?
- I know a teacher called Gavin Hughes
- So he didn’t want to talk to Kay, instead they had sex? If you don’t like her then don’t be with her!
- Oh, Gaia, didn’t see that one coming
- That would be so AWKWARD, poor Gaia hearing her mum & Gavin, and it it looks like they like it rough, what a nightmare
- Really Gavin, just breakup with Kay, don’t lead her on
- OOPS! Just realised I’ve been calling Barry FairWEATHER, when his name is FairBROTHER
- Squash buddies
- I wonder what the will contains, is there something important in it?
- Maybe realising who your best friend is after they are dead, is a tad late
- What a small town, having to go to the next town over to go to school
- Krystal, what a character, even when she was only 5 years old! (Only reminded of the fact she was mentioned before Barry died, as what he was writing his article on, because of JK Rowling reading the first section. Curious.)
- That is a lot of nicknames for Stuart Wall – whose parents were the ones Mary wanted to come to the hospital
- He is skinny, but is called Fat?
- Having a teacher and deputy principal as your parents, both working at your school, would be a challenge
- Who is Cubby? (Oh it is Colin Wall, the deputy)
- A weekly assembly would be hell
- 5th and 6th graders who are teenagers, I have no idea about the British education system. Is this like 5th and 6th graders at High School, or just 5th and 6th graders at school?
- Mr Meacher, Teacher with an M
- Gaia coming in and making a small scene, but she sits next to Andrew!
- Mood swing
- Was Krystal just accused of laughing when she didn’t, just because she is a delinquent? Or did she actually laugh?
- Aw, they smiled at each other
- Back to an obese Howard
- Would people really think about his penis?
- I guess we do get a bit of joy at telling people something they didn’t know, it makes us feel powerful, and we love their reactions, but isn’t a bit sick
- Maureen just can’t believe the news
- Barry’s death makes it a CASUAL VACANCY
- Howard is the chair of the Council and 1st Citizen (whatever that means, was he the first here?)
- Howard wishes he could call himself Mayor, but Pagford is just too small
- Barry was on the Council too, and he and Howard clashed heads
- Dr Jawanda not a fan of Howard, I can see why
- Now with Dr Parminder Jawanda, she is seeking confirmation from someone else about Barry, but would people really make this up (maybe Howard might)?
- Her husband, Vikram, also a doctor calls with the news, and the Post Mortem will be conducted soon
- Parminder can’t help but think of her memories with Barry
- Took off the jacket, the book looks very fancy and very elegant
- Cow-faced houses?
- Finally we see some grief from Barry’s friend and ally (everyone else seems to revel in the news)
- Is sudden death worse than knowing you are dying? Being able to say your goodbyes is important, but is the knowledge you are going to die to terrible to live with?
- Is there an upcoming vote on something that Howard wants and Barry and Parminder didn’t? I wonder what it was on.
- Does anyone know what ‘Sainchis’ is, Google doesn’t know
- Tessa Wall – Head of guidance, she might need some guidance of her own with Barry’s death
- That Headmistress seems formidable, I guess they are supposed to be, but be nice to your own staff
- Krystal has an appointment with Tessa, and for once she arrives, though only to shout abuse about Mr Wall
- But she says she didn’t laugh, which makes me more convinced that Mr Meacher just made it up and blamed Krystal. Maybe it was HIM that laughed!
- She shouted because she couldn’t believe Barry was dead, I wonder what the real connection is between this school girl and the journalist
- Krystal told Mr Wall she didn’t laugh, but teachers have a way of not believing their students
- Tessa believes Krystal and thinks her husband didn’t quite do the right thing
- Tessa tries to explain that Mr Wall was upset today, and she will talk to him about revoking her detention
- Poor Krystal exposed to so much death, and finding an unknown corpse in your bathroom when you are 6, that would be so traumatic
- Krystal has been removed from her mother’s care a few times, into the care of her Nana
- What is this crew?
- They have a rowing crew, oh that’s right Barry was the coach, and apparently he was the only one who could get Krystal in a group and keep her there
- Interesting use of parentheses to travel back in time in memories
- Barry was going to interview Krystal for the local newspaper about something other than rowing
- I guess that means the interview won’t happen now
- The Parish Council website, probably doesn’t have too many visitors
- In a small town I guess death and scandal are probably the two things that would spread like wildfire throughout the town. I wonder how small this town really is, because it seems large, but at the same time it doesn’t have a school, so it can’t be that large
- Interesting transmutation of Barry’s things, he has made a huge impact on people, and now everyone is reminded that he is gone, everywhere they look
- So ironic that news of Barry’s death hasn’t seemed to reached the local media, and sad as well that his colleague/s haven’t found out he has died. But I wonder what is in that last email
- Just like Chinese Whispers (I have no idea why that game is called that) news travels and quickly becomes distorted
- This transaction sounds suspicous
- These goods, sound like drugs
- I had forgotten who Simon was, he was the neglectful father and husband
- Was Barry really corrupt? Was he being paid to keep a certain contractor? Or is this lies spread by Howard?
- Seems like Simon has made a few mistakes with his money in the past few years, and he bashed his kid in rage about it
- Does Simon really think that if everyone else is corrupt, I might as well be corrupt too?
That’s the end of the first Part I believe, the next is titled (Olden Days) and once again has a quote from a Local Council Administration handbook, this time about trespassers. Just over 1/10 of the way through this book. And I quite like it. It is very different, not only to HP but to things I’ve read before. I really hope JK Rowling keeps writing and publishing, and provides us with many more unique stories.