Should there be a sequel?

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Re: Should there be a sequel?

Post by mtsnel006 » 14 Feb 2018, 09:59

I think the author can have a continuation of this amazing novel, more like a follow-up from this one. He could delve into the lessons he learnt in his own life, which either challenged those he learnt from his gurus, or were in approval of them. He is a wise and spontaneous writer, which what makes me believe he can pull this off.

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Post by Annogor » 15 Feb 2018, 19:23

A sequel on official gurus would not be a great idea. There are enough stories about official gurus already. The thrill of the book lies with the effect the unoffical gurus

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Post by Insomniac07 » 16 Feb 2018, 01:52

I would like a separate book about how he started his spiritual journey and the gurus he met then. But not as a sequel to this one because the essence of this book is that you can find gurus anywhere and in anyone.
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Post by freakkshowx » 16 Feb 2018, 22:56

If there was, I wouldn't read it. It felt just a tad shallow for me, as someone who's lived through some truly wild and horrible ordeals, and I felt like I got some value from the original, but not enough to warrant taking the time to read something similar, especially from the same author.

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Post by Maks » 17 Feb 2018, 06:16

I would definitely like to see a sequel to this read. Rob has been able to bring about an entirely new understanding of the world. The knowledge that one does not need to be a guru in a certain field to have the inspiration and great satisfaction in life. good read.

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Post by ktom » 17 Feb 2018, 19:06

I wouldn't be interested in reading a sequel, but I would be down with reading a second motivational book. It would be cool to read what he learns in his next chapter in life. We are always evolving and changing, so if things drastically change for him in the next five to ten years, it would be interesting to see his evolution.

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Post by ASB_1 » 18 Feb 2018, 10:44

Personally, I don’t think there should be a sequel to this book. In my personal opinion it would kill the essence of the book.
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Post by Arrigo_Lupori » 18 Feb 2018, 16:30

A sequel for an inspirational book wouldn't make much sense. Maybe a completely new story from the same Author, but not a sequel to this particular one.
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Post by va2016 » 18 Feb 2018, 23:08

I don't think there is a need for a sequel. The author
has summarized many of his learning in this book.
Unless there's a total transformation in his thought
process from where is right now, I guess there won't
be much to add. Even if there's another book on this
topic from the author, I presume the style and the
theme would be much different from this book.

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Post by Haute_Coffee » 19 Feb 2018, 17:35

I've seen motivational books where the follow up is more specific, like if maybe he took one of his lessons and delved into a very detailed account of how he applied it to his life, the results it had on different aspects in his life and maybe things like how the message changed and evolved. But I wouldn't necessarily call it a sequel, more of just a companion.

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Post by ayoomisope » 20 Feb 2018, 02:02

Emma13 wrote:
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.
Interviewing others for a sequel might work but don't you think that might cut out some readers who enjoyed the this one for the auto-biography aspect?
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Post by Mekkinism » 21 Feb 2018, 10:45

If the author decided to write another book in this vein, I would rather it focus in on his childhood and adolescence than continue to talk about any of the gurus he met. To me, he felt the most relatable and grounded when recounting stories from his childhood.

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Post by Melchi Asuma » 23 Feb 2018, 01:15

Yes definitely. The author has proved to is that he is good at what he does or rather great. I want to identify with him more and as such there should be a sequel or even more sequels.
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Post by Emmanuel Michael » 24 Feb 2018, 18:09

Not at all, this book has already been completed because he had shared his experiences and hence would have encoutered new things that might be written as another phase of his life, which can stand on its own

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Post by vinodsai » 28 Feb 2018, 23:46

Since this is a non-fiction/self-help book, there will not be a sequel. Maybe a different book will come out with more life lessons. I hope so. Everyday learning is important for everyone even for the author too.

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