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Old 11-01-2010, 08:58 AM   #46
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I kind of expected Brant and Peg to come out at the end. BOb
I kind of like when a book doesn't follow the predictable "good guy always wins".
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #47
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...I was REALLY hoping Peg would bite the dust that's for sure, I got tired of her character.
Not me. She certainly made some poor choices; but understandable in light of her love for her daughter and the perpetual human inclination to cling to any shred of hope, no matter how irrational.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #48
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I was basically rooting for Seth....wipe out the entire town, and create a new race, kind of like the story I Am Legend (not the movie, was totally different).
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:50 AM   #49
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The question I keep having about the story is: What if Seth succeeded? So everybody on Earth is dead but is now Risen, and nobody dies...wouldn't that be a good thing?
Well, do people get older, ever? I'm imagining a "Tuck Everlasting" or "Twilight" kind of scenario when you have someone who looks like a child, who is truly centuries old. I would think that might suck. Of course, if everyone is like that and frozen in time... what if it was an awkward hair year?
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:08 AM   #50
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The question I keep having about the story is: What if Seth succeeded? So everybody on Earth is dead but is now Risen, and nobody dies...wouldn't that be a good thing?
I am not so sure if it really would be desirable to live forever. There are many books in literature which depict a scenario like that, and in most cases the hero is rather miserable and regards the eternal life on earth not as a reward but rather as a punishment, i.e. "All Men are Mortal" by Simone de Beauvoir.
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Now that discussion has pretty well petered out, I want to thank everyone who voted for Risen and made it the Halloween read, and all those who contributed to the discussion!

It's really interesting to see people's reactions, how one person hates what another one loves, etc.

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