Should there be a sequel?

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Post by Yaone » 08 Jan 2018, 11:09

I think I would enjoy a different motivational book from this author. Writing more about the new or the already used gurus may be monotonous.
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Post by SPasciuti » 09 Jan 2018, 00:23

I don't think this book particularly calls for a sequel. See, the thing is that it centers around the life lessons a man learned literally throughout the course of his life from when he was very young to his life presently. And I'm not saying that one can't meet amazing people every day, but I feel like it'll be harder to pin down more inspirational mentors and teachers once you've already isolated the ones who've really mattered in one book.

If there were to be a second one, I feel like it would lose a lot of the impact this book has going for it because the author would just be reaching for more ideas and more people to include and they simply wont be as raw, real, and impactful when lumped with a new set that was more or less plucked up and forced in to create a sequel.

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Post by Al Chakauya » 09 Jan 2018, 12:41

A sequel?- no!. He should rather write other self-help or motivational books. Some of the chapters should actually be books in their own right. I think he should rather write a motivational book on how he moved from being a teacher to a fully fledged abounding entrepreneur.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 09 Jan 2018, 17:43

A sequel may not be appropriate as these 21 stories were already the chosen ones from his lifelong journey.

Another book from the author would be welcome. Some readers seem to think that Rob equates success with wealth and business success. I don't. I actually felt that he found the material comforts empty. This could be a takeoff for the next book.

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Post by inaramid » 10 Jan 2018, 00:54

I don't see anything else that he might be able to say that wasn't already said. So definitely no sequel.

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Post by JadeK » 10 Jan 2018, 10:05

I don't think there is a need to be a sequel to this book. Most self-help books don't seem to need sequels. If they still feel that there is more to be learned from that subject they tend to write an entirely new book about it rather than following on from the last book.

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Post by MS NIGHTMARE » 10 Jan 2018, 17:07

Okay, so this is only my opinion on this. It depends on how your first book did and if you think you're able to make another novel and make it have the same elements of the last one and a few new ones.

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Post by Raksha Rakhecha » 11 Jan 2018, 07:51

Gikonyo Caroline wrote:
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Perhaps not a sequel but another motivational book by this author would be great. I think though he must do a better job at editing to minimise the errors
Agree with you.

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Post by Katherine Smith » 11 Jan 2018, 15:30

I agree that this book was like an autobiography of the author's journey. His meetings with these ordinary people helped shape his life in unexpected ways. If there was a sequel to this book, it would not have a lot of substance or a complete story line. The synopsis of the story was the ending not a cliffhanger.
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Post by Scrawling Pen » 11 Jan 2018, 18:46

I don't necessarily think that there should be a sequel, but I do think Rob has an opportunity to write another book. His book is well written, and I think that he could write more stories about his life or even go more in depth with his life as a whole.

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Post by E G Suth » 12 Jan 2018, 14:00

As most people have said I think that this book is a biography of sorts and, as such, a sequel may be unnecessary and actually quite difficult for White to write. However if he believes that he has more stories to tell that could aid and inspire people then why not? It was a moving book and I would be fully open to reading the sequel if he so desired to write one.
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Post by briellejee » 12 Jan 2018, 23:58

I think having a sequel to this is not really a good idea since it's the author's journey alone. Sequels are for unanswered questions and lingnering what ifs. This story definitely ended with a period.
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Post by rik17 » 14 Jan 2018, 01:52

I'll like it if he writes about others whom he missed in his stories but mentioned in the 'Acknowledgement' section, especially because his manner of telling tales is very engaging.

However I don't think it can be called a sequel because there is no linkage in terms of story.

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Post by Joy2thenations » 16 Jan 2018, 00:09

And Then I Met Margaret 2? Just kidding. Doesn't seem like the type of book that could lend itself to a sequel. If the author were to write a second book as some suggested I hope he reads this forum for some of the feedback given here.

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Post by PriyaRD » 16 Jan 2018, 01:17

If a sequel, he need to write better inspirational stories as the readers might expect more from him.. Personally I wouldn't read one more similar type of book from him:)
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