[DWJ] Writing for the young (was Dumbledore vs. Snape)

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Mon May 14 19:14:39 EDT 2007

Minnow wrote:

> I may decide that this is not a book to be set down
>lightly -- in the Dorothy Parker meaning of that phrase -- purely on
>account of my being a member of the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty
>To The Semi-Colon.
The semi-colon abuse is my biggest beef with Rowling (well, it might be 
tied with my annoyance at the unbelievability that a child could be 
treated like Harry was by the Dursleys in this day and age and not be 
visited with flocks of social workers); it annoys me because every so 
often a sentence will pull me up with a screetch just because of the 
horridness of the punctuation.


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