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As Much As I Liked This Book...

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by Dennis Jagged, Oct 12, 2017.


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I thought Matt Frewer did ok with Trashy.....
  2. raindance773

    raindance773 New Member

    For the most part, I find myself loathing Fran, and I loved this book. My biggest complaint against her is really how she treats people (mostly men who love her, or at least are very interested in her) so poorly. First, it's Jesse (who for all intents and purposes is only in the book to get Fran pregnant, and then King doesn't even give him the dignity of knowing if he's alive or dead). The dude is willing to go to any lengths for Fran, but she comes up with reasons he's not good enough for her. And then there is Harold, who for all his faults, did not deserve to be strung along like she did. As much as it would have sucked for Harold, and as much as his actions are his own, Fran certainly helped set him on the path by stringing him along. By refusing to acknowledge his feelings honestly from the start, and dealing with them from the get-go, Fran contributes to his actions. Fran's one concern in the whole novel is FRAN, and love only matters to Fran if it's what FRAN wants.
    Kurben, GNTLGNT and kingricefan like this.

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