Jumping into Harry Potter Meta - Mo's Journal
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|Date:||June 1st, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: From CC
Don't be sorry. I thought about your comment all the way to work.
I agree that JKR seems not to have done a lot of "World Building." I think that is both the strength and the weakness of the books. Their charm - and a lot of the humor - comes in large part from how much like our own society the world she portrays is. It's the tweaking of modern society and the feeling that this really could be a hidden world coexisting with ours that I find most appealing. The downside is that by basing it in large part on real world and in medium part on the world as seen through other books there are a lot of inconsistencies. They probably would not be issues if there were only one book...
Getting back to sex :-) - I don't know what I want. You're right - I don't expect sex in books for children. I certainly wouldn't want her to be writing sex scenes. I guess I just don't like the kind of pretense that it doesn't exist. I do see that as a sex-negative view. But I'm not sure what would constitute not pretending sex doesn't exist but not writing sex scenes, either. Anyway, as a mother who reads the books to my kids, I am mostly happy with how she deals (or doesn't) with sex in the books, but I wouldn't want my kids to only be reading literature that doesn't acknowledge sexual relationships.
Okay, I'm just babbling. I'll stop now...