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 TRD # 8 The supporting characters
Karen
Posted: May 28 2009, 07:21 AM


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I really think we should talk a bit about the supporting characters. Did you have a favorite? One you couldn't stand? What did the mix of the personalities do for the storyline?


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Posted: May 29 2009, 05:43 AM


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My fave was Sala. The way HST writes is so amusing to me. Sala has a curmudgeonly worldview; he's a bit gloomy, but he also takes a lot of pride in his profession as a photojournalist. The things he says make me laugh. Always the harbinger of doom. laugh.gif But it's so over the top that you can't take him seriously.

There were no characters I couldn't stand, but HST gives his slant on characters he dislikes, so you dislike them, too. For instance, pg. 49:
" For my money, Zimburger should not only have been penned up like a dog, but shot like a mad one." Hoot.gif Who couldn't agree with that?

All the self-important, greedy Americans who came to PR to rape it's pristine landscape with hotels. I could go on, but I'll stop. There's a social commentary in all of HST's writing - and I tend to share his opinions.

Also, Chenault, though I didn't necessarily like her (and I doubt if she really liked herself much) , as I've said before, I understand her completely.


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Posted: May 29 2009, 06:31 AM


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Thanks Arnelle, I loved Sala too...what you see is what you get.


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Posted: May 29 2009, 11:45 AM


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I also loved Sala. His gloomy outlook is almost comical. He's just so set in his ways and so hell-bent on pessimism. On the other hand, he does seem to be quite proud of his career accomplisments. And at times, he is just so darn passive and flaccid you almost feel compelled to prod him with a stick. lol

Yeoman makes my skin crawl. And not only because he is abusive toward Chenault. I found it hard to find many redeeming qualities in the man. Seems like the type you wouldn't trust - that you'd be on your guard against. Something about him really rubbed me the wrong way.


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