These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Unfortunate Implications: The depiction of southerners is... less than flattering. For instance, Ethan was raised by educated parents, so he doesn't have a southern accent despite never having left Gatlin in his life. (The film version, to its credit, gives him a southern accent.)