Disappointing read - no explanation WHY it happened

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Steffen

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Aug 9, 2015
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#21
I'm so sorry, I didn't consider that others hadn't read it and I certainly did not want to spoil it for you. I appreciate all the feedback regarding leaving conclusions to the readers imagination, I guess I don't have much of one and couldn't think of a suitable ending for myself.
Nah nah, don't beat yourself up over that. It wasn't that big of a deal. Looking forward to chatting with you on the Forum. You'll love it here, I can promise that. :)
 

Great Dane

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Sep 8, 2017
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#23
Disappointing that the authors never explain WHY it happened. This is a difficult book to read, too much descriptive nonsense that does not carry the plot forward in any way, too many characters that are not necessary. And then, after spending hours of reading, there is no explanation as to who Evie is, why she came, why it happened. Nothing to give the book a reason. This book lacks the compellingness of his other books, a real letdown. Stephen, please do not write with your son again, it is too laborious.

Well, it's like the movie Halloween (1978). Carpenter didn't explain what Michael Myers was and why he was this unstoppable monster. He was just this "force of nature" (Much like Evie?). Some may have been frustrated by the lack of explanation, but it's that unknown X Factor that provides intrigue and suspension. Subsequent Halloween sequel tried to explain the Myers mythology, and, to no one's surprise, completely mucked it all up and stripped away everything that made Myers truly scary. They did the same thing in Star Wars, explaining what The Force was (A bunch of Atom-like living creatures residing in each character's body). Wha??? No, just no. Not providing an explanation allows us to form our own conclusions, encourages the imagination. And for that, I'm GLAD Steve and Owen omitted an explanation.

Loved the book, too, BTW.
 
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