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Good vs. Evil

Discuss the April 2017 Book of the Month, Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole.

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Re: Good vs. Evil

Post Number:#46 by Chitopogi
» 14 Apr 2017, 01:21

The notion about good and evil has been around since time immemorial. Conflicts between good and evil can give us the heebie geebies but since, in the end, good prevails over evil; we can rest assured that evil can not overwhelm us. Imagine if evil were to prevail, the readers will be left in limbo and maybe some will become paranoid. Just thinking...
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Re: Good vs. Evil

Post Number:#47 by Amagine
» 14 Apr 2017, 06:20

Chitopogi wrote:The notion about good and evil has been around since time immemorial. Conflicts between good and evil can give us the heebie geebies but since, in the end, good prevails over evil; we can rest assured that evil can not overwhelm us. Imagine if evil were to prevail, the readers will be left in limbo and maybe some will become paranoid. Just thinking...


You're right. Good vs. Evil is something that has existed for eons and will continue exist thousands of years later. I would actually like to read a book where evil or good doesn't necessarily win over the other. That's kind of how the world is sometimes.
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Post Number:#48 by kandscreeley
» 14 Apr 2017, 07:26

I know there were some on here that were wanting to have a story where evil wins. If that is you, I urge you to look at the movie from 1999 called Arlington Road. I hated that movie for that very reason.
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Re: Good vs. Evil

Post Number:#49 by Amagine
» 17 Apr 2017, 16:08

kandscreeley wrote:I know there were some on here that were wanting to have a story where evil wins. If that is you, I urge you to look at the movie from 1999 called Arlington Road. I hated that movie for that very reason.


I might have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Post Number:#50 by rssllue
» 17 Apr 2017, 16:31

kandscreeley wrote:I know there were some on here that were wanting to have a story where evil wins. If that is you, I urge you to look at the movie from 1999 called Arlington Road. I hated that movie for that very reason.

I don't like movies that end that way either. Like Jeepers Creepers. Hated the ending.
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Post Number:#51 by Amagine
» 17 Apr 2017, 16:55

rssllue wrote:
kandscreeley wrote:I know there were some on here that were wanting to have a story where evil wins. If that is you, I urge you to look at the movie from 1999 called Arlington Road. I hated that movie for that very reason.

I don't like movies that end that way either. Like Jeepers Creepers. Hated the ending.


I need to see that movie as well.
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Re: Good vs. Evil

Post Number:#52 by leeO
» 17 Apr 2017, 17:21

I enjoy these types of books but like you I find they can be a bit predictable. I really like when an author throws in a twist or leaves the ending a bit of a cliff hanger and leaves you wondering what if?...
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Re: Good vs. Evil

Post Number:#53 by rssllue
» 17 Apr 2017, 17:22

A cliff-hanger isn't really a problem for me, it's just when evil ultimately triumphs over good that bothers me. It truly feels wrong somehow.
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Post Number:#54 by Amagine
» 17 Apr 2017, 18:12

leeO wrote:I enjoy these types of books but like you I find they can be a bit predictable. I really like when an author throws in a twist or leaves the ending a bit of a cliff hanger and leaves you wondering what if?...


I'm not too big of a fan of cliff hangers but I agree that I love when there is a twist and they ending isn't predictable.
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Post Number:#55 by rssllue
» 17 Apr 2017, 18:54

A good twist is almost expected nowadays. Sometimes there are so many twists that it is way too confusing! :lol:
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Post Number:#56 by Amagine
» 17 Apr 2017, 22:25

rssllue wrote:A good twist is almost expected nowadays. Sometimes there are so many twists that it is way too confusing! :lol:



Hmm..that's true. Sometimes authors try a little too hard to make their plot exciting and interesting.
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Post Number:#57 by rssllue
» 17 Apr 2017, 23:01

And spin their readers halfway into the ground.
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Post Number:#58 by Amagine
» 19 Apr 2017, 10:51

rssllue wrote:And spin their readers halfway into the ground.


That has happened to me more times than I care to admit. :roll2:
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Post Number:#59 by Sarah G
» 19 Apr 2017, 13:00

I prefer the Good vs. Evil when both sides can be understood. When both are looking different sides of the same coin. The characters come across as more believable and I am more like to empathize.
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Re: Good vs. Evil

Post Number:#60 by Leese
» 19 Apr 2017, 13:04

Sarah G wrote:I prefer the Good vs. Evil when both sides can be understood. When both are looking different sides of the same coin. The characters come across as more believable and I am more like to empathize.


I agree with this. I love characters that are so well developed that there's no obvious or clear divide on who is good vs who is evil - in the beginning at least - and it's a matter of seeing things from different points of view. I like being able to relate to characters and, as you said, empathize with them and come to some level of understanding about why things are happening and why they do the things they do.
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