The Reel Sisters and Their Men

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Re: The Reel Sisters and Their Men

Post by ValBookReviews » 08 Jun 2018, 15:20

Of course the story would not have been the same if the men were not pictured as I think it was a good strategy to give the men supporting roles to generate and appeal to a larger audience, as well as bring realness (a balance) to the characters lives. With that, I believe that Mike and Amanda's relationship had the greatest impact. I also believe, the author wrote this "woman's book" to not only encourage, inspire and educate women regarding 'fly fishing' and to increase 'women friendships', but, more important to empower and strengthen them.
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Post by TaaraLynn » 10 Jul 2018, 12:07

I don't mind background characters. I've read and seen movies where the character has a spouse, but they are rarely there. Like just the other day, all the husband did was work on the car (which sort of impacted the last scene), he had a few lines, and stood in scenes with his family. But because of how he was characterized, I'm wasn't left saying, "What was the point of that character?" :doh:

That doesn't always work though, like in this story. I don't want to be left wanting. (I read that in a previous reply).
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Post by asere_maryanne » 08 Aug 2018, 04:29

It is a good thing that the book was a woman affair. I am also of the thought they they should not be there in the first place.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 08 Aug 2018, 04:39

asere_maryanne wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 04:29
It is a good thing that the book was a woman affair. I am also of the thought they they should not be there in the first place.
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Post by Kareka88 » 18 Aug 2018, 10:59

The story would have worked the same had the men not been present. The women would have talked about other life difficulties. The men just added a realness to the characters and their lives. Some of our friends are married, some are not. Some are widowed, some have never been married. That's just life. But yes, the men were not needed to make the book relatable.
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