Who is Sofia from Christoph Martin's "The Expansion"?

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Who is Sofia from Christoph Martin's "The Expansion"?

Post by exactly_dm » 04 Aug 2017, 03:41

I have loved the book and wrote about it in my review. The book has a twisted plot and a lot of interesting characters that have revealed themselves towards the end. Yet there was this one character that kept me wondering till now (a week after I have finished reading the book): Sofia.

Beware of a few minor spoilers in this paragraph. In the end Sofia reveals that wasn't her true name. Yet who was she? Another Secret Agent? Who was she working on? Was she also responsible for the price leak to the U.S. representatives? Was she the informant to the freshly created secret agency? Why did she have to manage the "Love Nest"? Did she get some information here? Do we meet her under another name in the book?

I'm a bit lost about her, so please if you have some answers, kindly leave them as a reply to this topic.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Aug 2017, 16:36

I'm more lost than you. If can't even remember who Sofia is right now. My memory is kind of fuzzy. Maybe the answer will hit me later.
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Post by Ren B » 04 Aug 2017, 22:48

I got the impression that she was exactly what the author described her as - a woman whom Godfredo paid for the pleasure of her company. If I recall correctly, she was already working/managing New Horizons before she met Godfredo. As far as Sofia not being her real name, I took that as the common practice for women in her line of work.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 06 Aug 2017, 16:17

Ren B wrote:I got the impression that she was exactly what the author described her as - a woman whom Godfredo paid for the pleasure of her company. If I recall correctly, she was already working/managing New Horizons before she met Godfredo. As far as Sofia not being her real name, I took that as the common practice for women in her line of work.
That was my general impression of Sophia as well. I did not get the feeling that she was an undercover agent. I did get the feeling that Godfredo has some feelings for her, despite paying her for her services.
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Post by mratdegraff91 » 06 Aug 2017, 21:17

CatInTheHat wrote:
Ren B wrote:I got the impression that she was exactly what the author described her as - a woman whom Godfredo paid for the pleasure of her company. If I recall correctly, she was already working/managing New Horizons before she met Godfredo. As far as Sofia not being her real name, I took that as the common practice for women in her line of work.
That was my general impression of Sophia as well. I did not get the feeling that she was an undercover agent. I did get the feeling that Godfredo has some feelings for her, despite paying her for her services.
I also had the same impression of her. It is mentioned toward the end that she continues to visit Godfredo in the detention facility so I believe she had feelings for him as well.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 08 Aug 2017, 18:57

Ren B wrote:I got the impression that she was exactly what the author described her as - a woman whom Godfredo paid for the pleasure of her company. If I recall correctly, she was already working/managing New Horizons before she met Godfredo. As far as Sofia not being her real name, I took that as the common practice for women in her line of work.
That are exactly my thoughts about her . I can't deny the fact that she had a class which I admired. I hope to see her in any upcoming book
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Post by exactly_dm » 09 Aug 2017, 03:26

Ren B wrote:I got the impression that she was exactly what the author described her as - a woman whom Godfredo paid for the pleasure of her company. If I recall correctly, she was already working/managing New Horizons before she met Godfredo. As far as Sofia not being her real name, I took that as the common practice for women in her line of work.
She was working there before, but there was a moment, where Godfredo asked her why she was holding on to this job, because he was paying her enough to quit it. However, I think she had more reasons for staying there and getting access to some information.

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Darakhshan Nazir wrote:
Ren B wrote:I got the impression that she was exactly what the author described her as - a woman whom Godfredo paid for the pleasure of her company. If I recall correctly, she was already working/managing New Horizons before she met Godfredo. As far as Sofia not being her real name, I took that as the common practice for women in her line of work.
That are exactly my thoughts about her . I can't deny the fact that she had a class which I admired. I hope to see her in any upcoming book
I agree completely! That class was present in each her appearance. Also, I didn't know there is supposed to be a continuation of this book. That's good news :) Thanks for letting me know!

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 11 Aug 2017, 07:40

I think she is exactly as she was portrayed. I don't see her as a secret agent or even really an informant. Her real name not being Sofia probably has something to do with her being a prostitute. I don't think a lot of them go by their real names. I could be wrong though. I got the impression that it was sort of a brothel. And she could get information from girls who had clients that were from those other groups. I don't think that was her MO though.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 12 Aug 2017, 04:42

I can say that Sofia is a minor yet an important character in the story. It reminds me when Max was nowhere to go but Sofia's.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 13 Aug 2017, 11:31

Sofia may be a prostitute, but she is an unusually clever woman. She knows where to get the answers and would sell them at the right price.

I don't consider her a minor character. Her role is pivotal to the story.

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Post by Lennycat » 13 Aug 2017, 16:46

I wondered about Sofie as well. She seemed to be more than she was letting on to Godredo. My guess was that maybe she was getting information for someone and getting paid for it. Maybe in the next book, she will be a character.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 14 Aug 2017, 05:44

Sofia symbolizes a clever woman who was eaten by the system in the society but has still a soft spot.

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Post by aussiebooklover » 17 Aug 2017, 16:20

For me Sofía was one of the most intriguing and exciting characters in this story. She seems to be a true survivor, coping with reality that her "job" is probably not the easiest in quite a smart way ...

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Post by ikechukwu okeke » 18 Aug 2017, 15:17

she was the woman who godfredo paid for pressure in the company.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 25 Aug 2017, 06:04

It would be interesting if the author will organize a separate story about the life of Sofia. I want to know why she chose to follow the life that she has.

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