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Post by Sumbule1 » 04 Sep 2018, 14:19

I am in love with the suicide ending of the book. It seemed to really complete the story.The story is well overrated.

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Post by Swat3737 » 04 Sep 2018, 14:22

I agree that the suicide ending felt right and I felt very sad when I thought he jumped. But I thought Rex or Franklin were going to save him and I think that would have been a good ending that also allowed for a sequel.
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Post by Acab1606 » 11 Sep 2018, 22:34

I definitely see why the author would not have wanted a suicide ending. This way, there is an opportunity for a sequel.

While I was reading it, I was actually disappointed when I came to the suicide ending. I think the finality of it would have made me feel like the dystopian society won which I think is why a lot of people like dystopian themes, there is usually a hero or a huge element of hope that keeps them engaged vs. finality or negativity because then the entire theme would be doomed.

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Post by Oulababe » 12 Sep 2018, 08:42

If the suicide ending had turned out to be the real ending, I'd have lost interest in a sequel. The real ending was not great but at least it left me with unanswered question.

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Post by jjmainor » 15 Sep 2018, 23:18

I know it would have changed the message the author went for, but it would have been interesting if Sliver took over the company after killing the boss...a sort of "hostile takeover."

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Post by Noraine Alissa Poria » 17 Sep 2018, 03:38

I like the real ending better, it might be a cliff hanger but it made a room for a sequel and I would like to read it.

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Post by Bon0 » 19 Sep 2018, 05:55

Both endings would have worked, but the audience need closure. Maybe in the second part.

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Post by Amelia Suratos » 21 Sep 2018, 22:22

I personally do not like the ending of killing yourself. I just simply prefer happy endings.

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Post by amsula_2018 » 22 Sep 2018, 00:58

I have not read the book but committing suicide is like saying that all hope is gone. I do think that even if all things are falling apart, hope is there to make your life better.
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Post by Lucas Kalinic » 24 Sep 2018, 11:56

I was left aghast and hanging. The book felt incomplete.

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Post by Georgia Lyonhyde » 24 Sep 2018, 12:33

OloladeO wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 07:18
Not read the book, but I don't agree with you. The fact that he was a killer doesn't mean he can't get a second chance at life.
This was my thoughts reading through the comments. I'd be interested to see where he goes next. Seems incomplete not leaving it at the suicidal death.
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Post by Jkhorner » 25 Sep 2018, 13:21

I haven't read the book, but it certainly sounds like an interesting choice. Perhaps the author himself was fighting within himself for the proper note of justice. Even if I disagree that suicide should be a viable option even for a murderer, it does seem to fit the tone of the story, and if the author had chosen to leave it there, it would have made for a more thought-provoking ending.

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Post by stacie k » 25 Sep 2018, 13:50

Jkhorner wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 13:21
I haven't read the book, but it certainly sounds like an interesting choice. Perhaps the author himself was fighting within himself for the proper note of justice. Even if I disagree that suicide should be a viable option even for a murderer, it does seem to fit the tone of the story, and if the author had chosen to leave it there, it would have made for a more thought-provoking ending.
I agree with you! The fake ending followed by a real ending seems to have stirred up a lot of controversy among the readers. I feel confident that we will see a sequel coming at some point in the future.
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Post by LV2R » 26 Sep 2018, 04:37

I actually liked the real ending, because it left the reader to wonder what would Sliver do next and would he join the side of good in helping the world become a better place with newfound freedoms. I would have been disappointed with the "fake" ending and probably be a bit depressed by it.

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Post by Wa_hu » 01 Oct 2018, 11:01

I believe suicide is never the answer, it might offer some resolution to the narrative though.

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