Should there be a sequel?

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Re: Should there be a sequel?

Post by Strongbob25 » 01 Feb 2018, 22:16

I actually picked up the book thinking that there would be more teachings from the "official" gurus, so yeah I would definitely be interested in something like that. Even more than that, though, I'd love to see a similar book from someone a bit... younger... and maybe more in touch with how the world is in the late 2010s.

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Post by Samy Lax » 02 Feb 2018, 00:07

If there was a sequel, I might read it. Though, I can't imagine what that sequel could be about. Maybe that's why I am just the reviewer and not the author.

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Post by thelittlelibrary » 02 Feb 2018, 08:23

I'm not sure how a sequel would work for this type of book.I don't know if there would be anything else left to say from the author

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Post by CommMayo » 03 Feb 2018, 17:28

thelittlelibrary wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 08:23
I'm not sure how a sequel would work for this type of book.I don't know if there would be anything else left to say from the author
I agree with you. What else is there to be said? I don't see a burning need to hear any more from this author.

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Post by ayoomisope » 05 Feb 2018, 18:19

Generally, I like books with sequels but this book is peculiar since it sort of falls under autobiography categories. A sequel can only be possible with new stories but a similar theme with the first book.
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Post by notashrimp16 » 06 Feb 2018, 15:08

I think having a sequel of professionals would take away from the importance of this book. It would lessen the things learned from these average people because the title of professional makes readers think they should listen to them more.
And yes, professionals are important. But that's not the point of this.

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Post by CambaReviewer » 06 Feb 2018, 18:11

I think the book is okay as it is. I do not think there should be a sequel to it. However, the author probably still has a lot a lot of information to share. Nothing stops him from writing it as a different book without leveraging it on this one. Just my thoughts.

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Post by AoifesReview » 07 Feb 2018, 06:55

I agree with a lot of other people who are saying no they don't think the author should do a sequel. Like many have said this is so autobiographical in style and so self-contained that I fear a sequel would ruin that.

And Then I Met Margaret contains its own particular message, to do a sequel with the same message would, in my opinion, be overdoing it.

I would definitely be interested in another book by this author, just not a sequel to this one.

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Post by P0tt3ry » 08 Feb 2018, 21:04

I don't think a sequel could be written unless time had passed. However, it might be an interesting book if he shared the aftermath of this very personal book. I'm sure there has been feedback, personal interactions, and some self-reflection as a result of him sharing his personal life experiences.

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Post by SparklesonPages » 09 Feb 2018, 14:51

The book is strong enough as a stand alone but I would be interested in reading another motivational piece by the author.

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Post by ayoomisope » 12 Feb 2018, 10:34

Emie Cuevas wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 23:28
There is always something new to learn, from anybody about anything. I think a sequel is a good idea, especially if the author listens to what his readers said about the book, and writes it to suit them.
This is very true. The author could harvest ideas from his readers to write a sequel.
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Post by Stapes » 12 Feb 2018, 13:34

I agree on a stand-alone book to reach a different audience. Sometimes it would be better to start with a new idea rather than drag it into a sequel.

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Post by Mitchell Starc » 12 Feb 2018, 22:35

I think a sequel might be difficult to create as it is based largely on experience. If a sequel comes then I don't mind it

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Post by The BookWorm Nagham » 13 Feb 2018, 17:32

I can't really imagine how a sequel to this book might be written, but if the author decides to do one I really hope it turns out great and not be repetitive since it's an autobiography.

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Post by Emma13 » 14 Feb 2018, 06:14

AliceofX wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 13:05
I don't see how that could come about. The book is almost an autobiography of sorts, and autobiographies don't have sequels. I saw it as a story about how one person's character and opinions were formed throughout his life. It's about growing up, in a sense. I don't see where you could go from there.
I'd agree with this. The book covers periods from his adolescence into adulthood, from poverty to wealth, so there's little else to explore.

He writes in a fairly engaging way, though. Perhaps he could do something with interviewing other people and looking at their stories, rather than his own.

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