Fletcher Lynch: The villain

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Fletcher Lynch: The villain

Post by Jan Moraa Onsomu » 04 Oct 2017, 00:05

Fletcher Lynch is married to Ruth, Tom's ex-wife. He was Becky's step-father and Sarah's step-grandfather. From the author's narrative, how do you feel about this particular character?

Personally, I had great dislike for him. He struck me as so pretentious, especially for someone who was holding such a high office in the community. That, plus he preyed on little girls!

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Post by prenaramesh » 04 Oct 2017, 05:25

I hated him from the very beginning. I think it's impossible to feel otherwise - I have seen absolutely no redeeming qualities so far. Maybe the next books will show other sides of his character.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Oct 2017, 05:36

He seemed like a predator and I wasn't surprised when the truth about him came out. He was definitely the villain of this book. Ruth is almost as bad!
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Post by CatInTheHat » 04 Oct 2017, 09:07

He is a vile character, with no redeeming qualities. I hope that a sequel will show the man in prison.
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Post by Christina Rose » 04 Oct 2017, 11:06

He was definitely never portrayed as a likable character, or even as a character who made mistakes he later learned from. I don't think we're supposed to like him, or even really give him a chance. I don't see how he deserves that chance. He's definitely a villain in the story.

I also agree with Amagine about Ruth. She seemed slightly surprised when she found out about Sarah and Fletcher's advances, but it makes me wonder how much she even tried to find out why her daughter ran away at a young age.

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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 14:40

Amagine wrote:He seemed like a predator and I wasn't surprised when the truth about him came out. He was definitely the villain of this book. Ruth is almost as bad!
Both should be sent to an exile ?
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Post by Snowflake » 05 Oct 2017, 08:05

Christina Rose wrote:He was definitely never portrayed as a likable character, or even as a character who made mistakes he later learned from. I don't think we're supposed to like him, or even really give him a chance. I don't see how he deserves that chance. He's definitely a villain in the story.

I also agree with Amagine about Ruth. She seemed slightly surprised when she found out about Sarah and Fletcher's advances, but it makes me wonder how much she even tried to find out why her daughter ran away at a young age.
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Post by meteku4 » 05 Oct 2017, 08:52

I don't think anyone will portray him as a likable character. I fact, I was very sorry for Sarah when I found out that he was her step grandfather; but even more sorry for Tom when it was later revealed that Fletcher had influence over Tom at Tom's workplace. He is indeed a villain.

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 09:00

meteku4 wrote:I don't think anyone will portray him as a likable character. I fact, I was very sorry for Sarah when I found out that he was her step grandfather; but even more sorry for Tom when it was later revealed that Fletcher had influence over Tom at Tom's workplace. He is indeed a villain.
We hate him so he does his part well..
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Post by Miriam Molina » 05 Oct 2017, 09:11

I love Fletcher Lynch (paraphrased from The Banned Book About Love). LOL

It's quite challenging to find something to like about the man. But even Judas had a purpose in betraying Jesus. I'm playing devil's (or angel's?) advocate here so please don't ban me. LOL

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 09:20

Miriam Molina wrote:I love Fletcher Lynch (paraphrased from The Banned Book About Love). LOL

It's quite challenging to find something to like about the man. But even Judas had a purpose in betraying Jesus. I'm playing devil's (or angel's?) advocate here so please don't ban me. LOL
You are ? this close from being banned ??
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Post by aboladeoluwatise » 05 Oct 2017, 09:29

The character fletcher had no redeeming qualities, he also didn't learn from his bad deeds.

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Post by meteku4 » 05 Oct 2017, 10:38

BoyLazy wrote:
meteku4 wrote:I don't think anyone will portray him as a likable character. I fact, I was very sorry for Sarah when I found out that he was her step grandfather; but even more sorry for Tom when it was later revealed that Fletcher had influence over Tom at Tom's workplace. He is indeed a villain.
We hate him so he does his part well..
Yeah, I think you're right!

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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Oct 2017, 21:58

Snowflake wrote:
Christina Rose wrote:He was definitely never portrayed as a likable character, or even as a character who made mistakes he later learned from. I don't think we're supposed to like him, or even really give him a chance. I don't see how he deserves that chance. He's definitely a villain in the story.

I also agree with Amagine about Ruth. She seemed slightly surprised when she found out about Sarah and Fletcher's advances, but it makes me wonder how much she even tried to find out why her daughter ran away at a young age.
Nicely said, Christina Rose.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 05:14

Christina Rose wrote:
Snowflake wrote:
Christina Rose wrote:He was definitely never portrayed as a likable character, or even as a character who made mistakes he later learned from. I don't think we're supposed to like him, or even really give him a chance. I don't see how he deserves that chance. He's definitely a villain in the story.

I also agree with Amagine about Ruth. She seemed slightly surprised when she found out about Sarah and Fletcher's advances, but it makes me wonder how much she even tried to find out why her daughter ran away at a young age.
Nicely said, Christina Rose.
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I'm glad you and I are in agreeance about Ruth! I think she was also supposed to be portrayed as an is unlikable character.
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