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Favorite and Least Favorite Parts

Post by hsimone » 07 Aug 2018, 10:47

What were you least favorite parts/scenes/chapters of the book? Why were they your least favorite?
  • For me, any time the news articles came up, I rolled my eyes. I felt those sections just took me out of the story and not in a good way. It seemed almost too separate from the plot. Perhaps if the articles were woven into the plot more, like one or two of them toward the beginning of each chapter, rather than two big chunks of them.
What were your favorite parts/scenes/chapters of the book? Why were they your favorite?
  • I really liked whenever Sliver struggled with what he wanted to do versus what he was told to do. The conflict of doing what's right and what he's used to seemed realistic and added more depth to character.
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Post by ValBookReviews » 07 Aug 2018, 14:05

Least Favorite Part
Similiar to you, just when I think there is nothing I would not like about the book, it never fails. I too don't like the long, drawn-out chapters regarding the historical lessons. Although, a significant part of the plot, the lessons between some of the chapters seemed to take away from the storyline. Wherefore, I feel the author should have selected a different approach.

Favorite Part
I like feeling the suspense of what happens next and not what I expected. The element of surprise keeps me guessing. Needless to say, World, Incorporated: A Modern Dystopia reminds me of two additional, fictional tales I like where everything is very bad; the Left Behind book series, best-selling novels by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, dealing with Christian dispensationalist end times: the pretribulation, premillennial, Christian eschatological interpretation of the Biblical apocalypse.

In addition to the amazing film series, Jason Bourne created by author Robert Ludlum. The difference is I like that secret agent Silver wraps things up in less than 300 intensified pages with the hope of a sequel. And I like the crafty airship named Chrome Wind and every part of its cool features, including but not limited to Franklin, the smart, often humorous, computer board.

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Post by Dabuddhababe » 07 Aug 2018, 19:20

The the chapter full of articles was the worst part. I almost forgot what I was reading half way through. I agree that it should have been woven into the story more. Maybe Franklin could have put some witty banter on it. Or we could have seen Silvers notes, to lighten the mood.

My favorit part was when Silver was flying over the desert, and Rex came out of no where to kill him. It was compleatly unexpected to me, and I love that. Also, how can you not love Franklin's sence of humor?

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Post by Dusamae » 07 Aug 2018, 20:16

My least favorite parts of the book were the news clips. I thought I would never be finished with the book because of them. I understand why they were needed but I think it could have been done a little different. For that matter, I think it should have been its own separate book.

My favorite parts of the book where Franklin and Rex arguing. I thought that was funny and it lightened the mood of the book and helped me get past the news clips.

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Post by sharkyjen998 » 08 Aug 2018, 20:33

Least favorite: My least favorite parts of the book were when circumstances were just too overly convenient for Agent Silver. Getting attacked right near the Shredder's base for example. I would've liked to see Agent Silver struggle to solve something rather than appear to be invincible.

Most favorite: Agent Silver's interactions with Kelly and the Shredders. It was great to see the more "human" side of Agent Silver compared to the cold-blooded and mission-driven side of him.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 09 Aug 2018, 04:52

FAVORITE PART OF THE BOOK FOR ME.

When there was enough enforcement of news and articles,I was too much bored of reading anymore about the story.

LEAST FAVORITE PART OF THE BOOK.

The gap between the task and desire of Silver while going towards the completion of this story was much enjoyable for me.

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Post by Beth KG » 09 Aug 2018, 12:33

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My favorite parts: The Chrome Wind and imagining living in it; sort of like the Nautilus in Jules Verne. I also really liked the news article sections. Yes, they got tedious, but I found them to be a brilliant extrapolation of the way current events could possibly unfold.

Least favorite: When events were not well explained and the author seemed in a hurry just to tell the story.

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Post by jcoad » 10 Aug 2018, 07:46

Least favorite part was easily the newspaper articles. A simple conversation between Sliver and Kelly to bring her up to speed would have been so much better to read. The articles went on and on and I was just skimming them by the end. As someone pointed out the story was too convenient and simple. Why did Ancarn let himself be beat up, that made no sense. I have no idea how people actually lived.

Rex was kind of cool once he was "converted" but that was about it for me. I wouldn't wish this book on anyone.

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Post by Bianka Walter » 11 Aug 2018, 10:22

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My least favourite part of the book was the lack of worldbuilding. I think the Gariffo had a really great opportunity to showcase some of the ways of the new world, and we only caught glimpses of them. I didn't think it was enough. He allowed the news articles to build his world in a one-dimensional way, and I didn't think that was good enough.
My most favourite part was Sliver's metamorphosis. He started as a cold, hard killer, and worked his way through various situations making him a lot more personable. I ended up liking him a lot, and when Kelly died, I felt like his whole world came crashing down. It was very well written.
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Post by Kibetious » 14 Aug 2018, 06:49

My favorite part was where Agent Silver chose to spare Kelly. He even went ahead to convince the onboard computer not to let out the secret. I guess my least favorite will also be the news sections. I had not thought of the least favorite part but there is nothing as boring as being distracted from the flow of the story then being brought back later. It is tempting and one may skip that part.
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Post by Kibetious » 14 Aug 2018, 06:51

Bianka Walter wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 10:22
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My least favourite part of the book was the lack of worldbuilding. I think the Gariffo had a really great opportunity to showcase some of the ways of the new world, and we only caught glimpses of them. I didn't think it was enough. He allowed the news articles to build his world in a one-dimensional way, and I didn't think that was good enough.
My most favourite part was Sliver's metamorphosis. He started as a cold, hard killer, and worked his way through various situations making him a lot more personable. I ended up liking him a lot, and when Kelly died, I felt like his whole world came crashing down. It was very well written.
This is good. It almost seems as if the least favorite part for everyone was the news articles part.
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Post by Kibetious » 14 Aug 2018, 06:52

I also do support that the death of Kelly could as well be my other less favorite part. It is so hard to believe that after initiating the process that saw the transformation of Agent Silver, Kelly died. I hoped that she would have lived on.
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Post by David Horta Alonso » 16 Aug 2018, 00:14

I did not have a specific favourite part. However, I disliked the death if agent Silver in his own hands.

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Post by Britty01 » 18 Aug 2018, 13:33

Kibetious wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 06:52
I also do support that the death of Kelly could as well be my other less favorite part. It is so hard to believe that after initiating the process that saw the transformation of Agent Silver, Kelly died. I hoped that she would have lived on.
I was sad about that also, but that loss for Agent Sliver seems to be a large part of his journey back from the dark world he had lived in for the past few years. He needed to know how death felt for the loved ones and survivors.

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Post by WendyNorth » 20 Aug 2018, 15:54

Least favorite part was the news articles. At a few points I wanted to quit reading because I was so bored with those parts. I'm glad I pressed on, but I think those could definitely be refined or the main details presented in the story some other way. At first I did like that information was being presented in a different way, but ultimately it grew boring after awhile, and I was thankful to get back into the parts with action and characters to get to know.

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