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Books to avoid with hanging

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castleontheground Mon 16-Jan-17 10:02:39

Hello. Bit of a urgh request but could really do with people's help here. My daughters (12 and 15) are both bookworms but as their Grandpa, my dad, hung himself very unexpectedly a few months back, they don't want to read about hanging.
Problem is it seems to be everywhere. My youngest is reading the hunger games book 3 at the moment and I have heard there is a song called 'The Hanging Tree'. She could just skip that part but is it a reoccurring theme?
What about 'To kill a Mockingbird'? Does it just mention hanging or talk about it in more detail? I really havent got the energy to go through book by book so was wondering if some kind people could tell me which books (classics and otherwise) it would be best to avoid. X

cdtaylornats Tue 17-Jan-17 08:57:14

The Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Coifer
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud

KeyserSophie Tue 17-Jan-17 09:01:10

Sorry for your loss OP.

His Bloody Project, The Northwater and I am Pilgrim are 3 I read recently that include either scenes or multiple references.

castleontheground Tue 17-Jan-17 14:55:09

Thank you for replying. I will tell my children. Agatha Christie books have been a problem. I even watched Poldark through my fingers recently as period dramas are problematic too.
I never noticed how often it is mentioned and described until it happened.
We try to have some sort of black humour joke about it now - the first film we all sat down to watch with my Mum was innocuous 'Ella Enchanted' which we thought was innocent enough until Anne Hathaway was strung up by ropes up a tree! You couldn't make these things up sometimes. Of course books 'get into your head' more and the children would be reading alone so I am conscious I need to be careful.

Singingforsanity Wed 01-Feb-17 21:29:20

The Shawshank Redemption. Sorry for your loss OP, hope you and your kids are ok.

Singingforsanity Wed 01-Feb-17 22:00:58

Sorry, the novella was called Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and it's part of King's Different Seasons collection of short stories.

ATailofTwoKitties Wed 01-Feb-17 22:05:48

Brave New World.
Cider with Rosie.

Most of Dorothy Sayers: certainly Strong Poison, Unnatural Death, Busman's Honeymoon. Avoiding murder mysteries in general is probably the best plan.

So sorry to hear of your loss.

ATailofTwoKitties Wed 01-Feb-17 22:06:24

Jude the Obscure.

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