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19th Aug '16 10:43:15 AM rarityfairy
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** Maureen says something along the lines of "She's not the first wife not to notice something going on underneath her nose". A particularly delicious [[RewatchBonus Reread Bonus]] because [[spoiler:Maureen is busy giving Howard blowjobs underneath Shirley's nose.]]
15th Aug '16 3:19:35 PM SenSageUn
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* TheSociopath: Fats, with his preoccupation with "authenticity" and cruel treatment of the rest of the cast. Only Barry Fairbrother, who only seemed to see the good in people, described his actions as "merely adolescent, and not sociopathic." By the end of the book, he admits that his only drive in life is to inflict pain on everyone around him. His actions include, but are not limited to: going out of his way to humiliate both of his parents, mocking Barry Fairbrother's death in front of his loved ones, bullying Suhkvinder in school and on social media [[spoiler: to the point where she cuts herself and constantly thinks about suicide]], [[spoiler: making out with Gaia because he knew it would hurt Andrew, exposing his father's OCD and making the town believe he's a pedophile, and intentionally trying to get Krystal pregnant just to hurt his parents.]]



* SuperOCD: [[spoiler:Colin]]

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* SuperOCD: [[spoiler:Colin]] Surprisingly averted with [[spoiler:Colin]]. Although he has an actual diagnosis of OCD, it's less "comically obsessive about straightening up" and more realistic: [[spoiler:Colin obsesses over things he hasn't done, or isn't sure he's done, and continually worries about them to the point of mental breakdown. By the end of the book, he's convinced himself that he killed Barry by poisoning him, despite it being common knowledge that Barry died of an aneurysm]].
27th Jul '16 3:56:07 PM nombretomado
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TheBBC have also adapted the novel into [[Series/TheCasualVacancy a TV miniseries]], which is considerably LighterAndSofter than the book.

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TheBBC Creator/TheBBC have also adapted the novel into [[Series/TheCasualVacancy a TV miniseries]], which is considerably LighterAndSofter than the book.
13th Mar '16 2:22:16 PM Tianzi
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* DeathByWomanScorned: [[spoiler:Howard]] comes close when it's publicly revealed that he's been having an affair for years. His wife doesn't go through this because [[spoiler:he suffers a heart attack first]] and she later concludes that she wouldn't do it anyway; but it's possible she only thinks that to feel better about herself. To add an insult to an injury, [[spoiler:Shirley]] didn't even decide to do that because of betrayed love - she analyzed the situation and decided that [[EvilIsPetty it would be better to become a widow than a publicly humiliated wife.]]
13th Mar '16 3:18:37 AM Anastacia
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* ParentalNeglect: Ruth Price
8th Feb '16 12:05:38 PM caringguy
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** Patricia Mollison could qualify. While a minor character, she doesn't quite seem as bad as the rest of her family.

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** Patricia Mollison could qualify. While a minor character, she doesn't quite seem as bad as the rest of her family. Although, to be fair, her brother Miles is basically a good man, who just has little will-power and is over-ruled by his diabolical parents.
25th Jul '15 3:08:57 PM Silverblade2
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* KilledOffForReal: [[CaptainObvious Aside from]] [[PlotTriggeringDeath Barry]], [[spoiler:Nana Cath, Robbie, and Krystal]] are dead, [[spoiler:Howard]] is in stable but critical condition, and [[spoiler:Terri]] might as well be dead [[spoiler:considering what she's lost]].
23rd Jul '15 7:32:57 AM JoeMudd123
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The BBC have also adapted the novel into a TV miniseries, which is considerably LighterAndSofter than the book.

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The BBC TheBBC have also adapted the novel into [[Series/TheCasualVacancy a TV miniseries, miniseries]], which is considerably LighterAndSofter than the book.
14th Jul '15 7:56:04 PM Fito
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** [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that the final Ghost_of_Barry_Fairbrother post was made by it's creator, Andrew Price.]]

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** [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that the final Ghost_of_Barry_Fairbrother post was made by it's its creator, Andrew Price.]]
30th Jun '15 12:36:34 AM DA
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Robbie got in trouble at the daycare for imitating a sex act on another toddler.
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