Fletcher Lynch: The villain

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Post by Anjum » 07 Oct 2017, 03:00

It looks like everyone here despise Fletcher Lynch and Ruth. I think that they both are equally disgusting and selfish.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 03:37

Anjum wrote:It looks like everyone here despise Fletcher Lynch and Ruth. I think that they both are equally disgusting and selfish.
Lynch I hated..

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Christina Rose wrote:He was definitely never portrayed as a likable character, or even as a character who made mistakes he later learned from. I don't think we're supposed to like him, or even really give him a chance. I don't see how he deserves that chance. He's definitely a villain in the story.

I also agree with Amagine about Ruth. She seemed slightly surprised when she found out about Sarah and Fletcher's advances, but it makes me wonder how much she even tried to find out why her daughter ran away at a young age.
villain for sure. I hate that character.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:42

He was definitely not a good man.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 07:57

Amagine wrote:He was definitely not a good man.
That's clear yes.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:59

BoyLazy wrote:
Amagine wrote:He was definitely not a good man.
That's clear yes.
I wonder if his reasons will be explained later.
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Post by Christina Rose » 07 Oct 2017, 23:15

Amagine wrote:
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Nicely said, Christina Rose.
Thank you! ?
I'm glad you and I are in agreeance about Ruth! I think she was also supposed to be portrayed as an is unlikable character.
Yes, she probably was. I'd still like to learn more about Tom's and her fallout. Maybe she wasn't always unlikable?

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 23:25

Maybe in later books we'll learn more about her and maybe it'll make readers more sympathetic to her.
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Post by fatemeh133 » 08 Oct 2017, 07:18

Although Fletcher is definitely the villain, and I completely hate him, I think I hate Ruth even more. The author does not give us much to go on as far as Tom and Ruth' s relationship goes and he practically puts all the blame on Tom. Then on top of it she goes back to Fletcher, takes her daughter, seems alright with her running away at 15 and three her grand daughter out after a few days! I do not see anything to remotely like there.
I think the author should have given more insight into his villains, no one is flatly bad.

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Post by Amagine » 08 Oct 2017, 08:28

fatemeh133 wrote:Although Fletcher is definitely the villain, and I completely hate him, I think I hate Ruth even more. The author does not give us much to go on as far as Tom and Ruth' s relationship goes and he practically puts all the blame on Tom. Then on top of it she goes back to Fletcher, takes her daughter, seems alright with her running away at 15 and three her grand daughter out after a few days! I do not see anything to remotely like there.
I think the author should have given more insight into his villains, no one is flatly bad.
Perhaps in the upcoming books we will get more insight into his character and we'll finally understand why he did what he did.
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Post by Christina Rose » 09 Oct 2017, 02:45

Amagine wrote:Maybe in later books we'll learn more about her and maybe it'll make readers more sympathetic to her.
Perhaps … but I think I'd only be more sympathetic if I find out that she has left Fletcher. Otherwise, even a sob story between her and Tom won't be enough to bring me around to liking her character, or even being sympathetic.

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 12 Oct 2017, 14:08

I agree with most on Ruth. Sometimes being a bystander is just as bad.
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Post by fatemeh133 » 13 Oct 2017, 13:45

Fletcher is most certainly evil, even if his back story has some unheard of darkness that makes him this way, but I think I hate Ruth more than Fletcher. However, the author didn't give us anything to go on where Tom and Ruth's breakup, they why, the how, the who played what fault....

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 15 Oct 2017, 04:02

Without writing spoilers, I think the villains were also Roger and Raymond! Anyone else agree?
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Post by Philip Chepsingil » 31 Oct 2017, 05:44

Who can like such a character? Just as the author painted him, I take him that way. I would congratulate Sarah for giving him the punishment he deserved.

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Post by Javier Campos » 01 Nov 2017, 10:17

We are not supposed to like the guy, basically, everything he did had a negative impact for everyone, it is not hard to hate him.

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