What did you think of Ken?

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Post by Zora C Penter » 17 Jan 2019, 21:22

I almost wonder if Ken didn't cheat on Sylvie based on the interaction at the conference where she met the doctor from CIRIS. It did not seem like the first time that she had seen him chatting up other women.

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Post by Faithmwangi » 19 Jan 2019, 11:20

The book does not major on Ken and it would be unfair to judge him based on Sylvie's opinions of him.
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Post by Bavithra M » 22 Jan 2019, 11:05

According to me Ken is a good person. Slyvia's opinion on Ken is totally unacceptable.
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Post by briellejee » 23 Jan 2019, 01:39

Faithmwangi wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 11:20
The book does not major on Ken and it would be unfair to judge him based on Sylvie's opinions of him.
I agree! That is overall biased.
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Post by rubinelli » 23 Jan 2019, 13:51

Although he did help Sylvie Beljanski start the Beljanski foundation, the author describes him as emotionally unavailable. While I do think it was nice of him to travel with her to various events and gatherings, I do not think that he offered the support that Beljanski clearly needed. He was rather annoyed when she woke up in the middle of the night to try and trademark her name, and he wasn’t there for her in the hospital. He failed to see that starting the foundation was her passion.

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Post by mamilla93 » 30 Jan 2019, 19:14

Sylvie has the right to opinion that ken was being emotionally available . We do not know all the details about their personal life and things like helping her start the foundation do not reflect his emotional availability.

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Post by KSaxer » 01 Feb 2019, 14:12

From the first interaction shared with us, something about his responses was off. He did help her get started, but he wasn't very encouraging while he did that. I felt she was better off without him. I did wonder why he wasn't at the hospital when she had her hemorrhage event.

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Post by dreamthewilderness » 02 Feb 2019, 23:10

We don't get a very cleaf picture of Ken, do we? Afterall, his importance to the book is entirely dependent upon Sylvie's perspective of him. I wouldn't pretend to know anything about the real Ken.

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Post by a9436 » 04 Feb 2019, 14:28

I am not sure I learned enough to judge, and I also feel that Ken was not vital to the book, so I did not think too much about him.

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Post by fictaddict » 06 Feb 2019, 20:57

Some people are able to take supportive actions, but not express themselves well, maybe this is true for Ken. Also, it's possible there's more she didn't tell readers, either to protect his privacy or because it doesn't really relate to the main topic.

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Post by Zora C Penter » 13 Feb 2019, 19:14

fictaddict wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 20:57
Some people are able to take supportive actions, but not express themselves well, maybe this is true for Ken. Also, it's possible there's more she didn't tell readers, either to protect his privacy or because it doesn't really relate to the main topic.
I had this impression as well. I think that there was more to the story than was explicitly stated, particularly his actions around other women.

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