What might have happened if Kelly did not come into the picture?

Use this forum to discuss August 2018 book of the month "World, Incorporated" by Tom Gariffo.
User avatar
Posts: 565
Joined: 04 May 2018, 19:13
2018 Reading Goal: 10
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 190
Currently Reading: Serial K Returns
Bookshelf Size: 150
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sushan.html
Latest Review: Days of the Giants by RJ Petrella

What might have happened if Kelly did not come into the picture?

Post by Sushan » 02 Aug 2018, 06:32

What might have happened if Kelly did not come into the picture? How might be the future of Agent Silver? How do you wish to continue the story in the absence of Kelly in Agent Silver's life? :roll:
"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help"

Abraham Lincoln

:techie-studyingbrown: $u$han €kanayak€ :techie-studyingbrown:

User avatar
Posts: 1087
Joined: 26 Jul 2017, 01:48
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Currently Reading: The Dream Keepers
Bookshelf Size: 491
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kibetious.html
Latest Review: Daisies and Dragon Slayers In The Equator by Penny Singham

Post by Kibetious » 02 Aug 2018, 13:05

Every character is important in any work. There would be a difference in how the events would have rolled out although the character being removed will not mean that the story may not go on.
​​​​​​He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy :techie-studyinggray:

User avatar
Posts: 127
Joined: 25 Jun 2018, 12:11
2018 Reading Goal: 36
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 408
Favorite Author: Hank Green
Favorite Book: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 155
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-starkidstarling.html
Latest Review: Of Illusions and Ink Spills by Divya Hirani
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU
fav_author_id: 118944

Post by StarkidStarling » 02 Aug 2018, 15:14

That's an interesting question. I didn't think she added any value to the novel, but it probably would have turned out different if she was not a part of it. I'm sure Sliver would have had a mental breakdown over something else at a later point in time, but he may have done a lot more damage without her.

User avatar
Posts: 78
Joined: 22 Jul 2018, 01:09
Currently Reading: The Relik
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bookcool123.html
Latest Review: The Engine Woman's Light by Laurel Anne Hill

Post by Bookcool123 » 02 Aug 2018, 23:49

Sliver's direction in the story may have changed if the girl is totally included. His ending of the story could be altered. The author may have other options if given a situation like this.

User avatar
Posts: 53
Joined: 21 Apr 2018, 12:34
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cvetelina-yovcheva87.html
Latest Review: The Sword Swallower and a Chico Kid by Gary Robinson

Post by cvetelina_yovcheva87 » 03 Aug 2018, 00:21

I think that Kelly plays a really important role. In my opinion, she turns Silver into a sensible human being and shows him that he he should not be just a weapon in someone else's arms.

Posts: 202
Joined: 26 Apr 2018, 09:40
Currently Reading: Destiny
Bookshelf Size: 17
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nma26.html
Latest Review: Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post by Nma26 » 03 Aug 2018, 09:13

Every character plays a very vital role and Kelly is one of them.Without Kelly, maybe Agent Silver would never have come to his senses.But her absence would not have ended the story.

User avatar
Posts: 264
Joined: 29 Mar 2018, 10:09
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 60
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cardinalsparrow.html
Latest Review: Days of the Giants by RJ Petrella

Post by Cardinalsparrow » 03 Aug 2018, 09:17

Without Kelly Silver would not have had any direction of his own , he would just be following orders

User avatar
Ijeoma Kikelomo
Posts: 247
Joined: 19 Jul 2018, 14:08
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 20
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ijeoma-kikelomo.html
Latest Review: The Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid

Post by Ijeoma Kikelomo » 03 Aug 2018, 14:03

Kelly totally helped keep Sliver in a mental balance and I think that is very important. Her role wasn't loud but remove her from the picture and the story most probably would have had a different end.

Posts: 41
Joined: 19 Jul 2018, 21:12
Currently Reading: The Zodiac Killer (Zodiac Killers Book 1)
Bookshelf Size: 31
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-catlynnhighlights.html
Latest Review: McDowell by William H. Coles

Post by CatlynnHighlights » 03 Aug 2018, 16:34

Kelly was the tipping point that changed Sliver from a robotic person who followed orders, to one that thought for himself.

User avatar
Posts: 153
Joined: 10 Jul 2018, 12:29
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 44
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-alicia09.html
Latest Review: If Life Stinks, Get Your Head Outta Your But's by Mark L. Wdowiak

Post by Alicia09 » 03 Aug 2018, 20:23

I think Kelly helped challenge some of the views that Agent Sliver took for granted. For example, she asked him what he believed in and when he tried to explain that all he believed in was survival, this became a long conversation that became a turning point for Agent Sliver because from that point on, he began to mentally question other things like his boss's orders. Kelly also added a more human aspect to Slivers life because up until that point he was just doing his job mechanically. Taking care of Kelly required empathy from Slivers part.

User avatar
Posts: 240
Joined: 09 Jun 2018, 10:20
2018 Reading Goal: 24
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 129
Favorite Book: Murdered: Can You Solve the Mystery?
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 79
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dusamae.html
Latest Review: Murdered by James Schannep

Post by Dusamae » 05 Aug 2018, 12:42

I think Agent Sliver was already starting to feel the effects of killing so many people. He tried to justify it by learning why World Inc. wanted his targets killed. I think when he found Kelly the sped up the process a little but losing her was more feeling than was prepared for.

User avatar
Posts: 384
Joined: 21 Apr 2018, 22:22
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 66
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 39
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-thaservices1.html
Latest Review: Betrayal of Justice by Mark M. Bello

Post by thaservices1 » 06 Aug 2018, 17:26

I think her death was more pivotal than her presence in Sliver's life. He was already on a path of subversion since he had hidden the hackers and taught the ship to lie for him.
"It is not the critic that counts..."
- Roosevelt

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: 15 Jul 2018, 16:12
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 2
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-msk350.html
Latest Review: World, Incorporated by Tom Gariffo

Post by msk350 » 06 Aug 2018, 20:31

I think that she played basically the same role in his life that he played in Rex's life. He had already been breaking some rules but she made him question his entire life enough to actually decide to change it. She had very few lines in the book but they had a major impact on Sliver.

User avatar
Samy Lax
Posts: 664
Joined: 30 Jan 2018, 01:40
2018 Reading Goal: 38
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 115
Currently Reading: Played to Death
Bookshelf Size: 90
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-samy-lax.html
Latest Review: Book of Sam by Peter D. Snow

Post by Samy Lax » 06 Aug 2018, 21:46

Had Kelly been fully a part of the book and the plot, we might have seen it take a different twist. I am sure the book would have ended differently as well. The possibilities are endless.
“For all our failings, despite our limitations and fallibilities, we humans are capable of greatness.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Posts: 152
Joined: 26 Apr 2018, 05:42
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 17
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-booklysis.html
Latest Review: Superhighway by Alex Fayman

Post by booklysis » 07 Aug 2018, 09:47

All characters maintain a particular importance. I think in absence of Kelly the story would have stopped. Maybe the story could be pulled further but it wouldn't be interesting.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "World, Incorporated" by Tom Gariffo”