Should there be a sequel?

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Re: Should there be a sequel?

Post by KlareAllison » 03 Jan 2018, 18:19

No, a sequel will not be appropriate for Rob White's And Then I Met Margaret. As has been pointed out by someone, the book is categorized as autobiography/memoir and thus, a sequel might seem odd.
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Post by Frenjie » 03 Jan 2018, 18:51

Motivational and self-help books are always inspiring to me. But I think it's more appropriate to have another book of this kind written instead of having a sequel of it.
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Post by BookHausJ » 04 Jan 2018, 07:02

Well, maybe a stand alone book. I think if the Author will write a book about Real Estate business we can Learn a lot from him. Because it's not easy to become successful in this kind of business. Rental, Development at the same time, Rob White can do that. Hope one day he can conduct seminar about Real Estate Business.

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Post by Whitney Marchelle » 04 Jan 2018, 08:40

I don't think there should be a sequel. This was pretty good by itself, and yes I was curious about the other characters, I don't think I would want an entire book regarding them.

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Post by brian360 » 04 Jan 2018, 09:11

I don't think there should be a sequel because the author explains his personal life experience and how he met different people.

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Post by N_R » 04 Jan 2018, 17:13

No I don't think that a sequel is needed, this is just the right length and advice.

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Post by kjoan » 05 Jan 2018, 03:15

If the author chose write a sequel, I think it should be about another way to view success other than through material wealth. Something like self-leadership or growing character. That said I don't see him either having that perspective or being interested in writing from it.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:38

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 agree that a traditional sequel would not make much sense, although the author may have more to share in the form of a second book.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:40

fergie wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 12:21
I don't think there should be a sequel about the official gurus, because the book wasn't about them. It was almost the opposite of that - about learning from the surprising, unlikely people you meet everyday. That said, it's pretty clear the author is a self help, motivational guru himself, which makes it an odd kind of book. If anything, I think the chapters in the books could be expanded, as some of them could almost be novels in themselves. The chapter where he's growing up and they're all walking like their fathers, but then he breaks away for example, almost feels like a plot synopsis for a coming of age novel!
Expanding on one or more chapters rather than a traditional sequal could be interesting

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:44

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.
Very good point! If the author really does heed the readers, a second book could be promising.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:46

Gikonyo Caroline wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 04:49
Perhaps not a sequel but another motivational book by this author would be great. I think though he must do a better job at editing to minimise the errors
I would hope that after seeking reviews, the author would heed the thoughts of his readers. If his work needs more editing according to those who read this first book, then I hope he keeps this in mind.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:48

pinklover wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 05:04
Gikonyo Caroline wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 04:49
Perhaps not a sequel but another motivational book by this author would be great. I think though he must do a better job at editing to minimise the errors
I agree with your idea. Another motivational book to inspire different people. His story is common but not as the same as him. Just a similar alike. :D
Another motivational book could work, as long as it isn't too far reaching or too redundant, since he's already written this one.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:51

Sincerely wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 07:28
Another motivational/inspirational book sounds great, am not sure a sequel could work considering the genre of the book.
Agreed! At least not I'm the traditional sense of a sequel

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Post by Reviewer Book » 05 Jan 2018, 04:56

kjoan wrote:
05 Jan 2018, 03:15
If the author chose write a sequel, I think it should be about another way to view success other than through material wealth. Something like self-leadership or growing character. That said I don't see him either having that perspective or being interested in writing from it.
That would be a great concept, and one I would enjoy reading. But I agree that it doesn't seem quite fitting for him.

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Post by Anirudh Badri » 05 Jan 2018, 06:17

That is one of the great things about books. When they tell the story they want to tell, they always leave room for more stories about side-characters or other books set in the same world.
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