Attended a great session at #worldcon2019 on the art of killing characters with Veronica Roth (@vrothbooks), Su J Sokol (@sujsokol ), Aimee Ogden, Patrick Rothfuss (@patrickrothfuss), and Daryl Gregory (@darylgregory).
⭐️ There was lively discussion at this panel about the type of characters that should and shouldn’t be killed. ⭐️
My take-away opinion was that killing a character shouldn’t be used just for dramatic effect or to give your characters a problem to overcome. Killing a character should be integral to the plot and should be consistent with that character’s story arc. In general, the character needs to be someone that the reader has a sense of and cares about, otherwise (IMHO) the death won’t matter to them.
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Favorite shot: Arrival (2016)
Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Cinematographer: Bradford Young . Vi er virkelig ikke værdige til film, der så geniale og gennemførte som Arrival. Fun fact: Skyerne i det her skud er effing real, IKKE computeranimerede. Damn.
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Rob Hill cleverly turns a lot of today’s difficult realities into a very easy to believe near future. Depending on the perspective in the new world Cloud is the problem or the solution to our major problems. I thought that Mr. Hill did a great job a creating a world that was so easy to picture, close enough to where we now but twisted enough to make firmly set in the future. There is plenty that is creepy and awful about Cloud but when told from the perspective of Gibson Wells you have to consider if in this gutted world it may not be the best things can be. And at the same time you have to wonder how responsible the Cloud is for the issues in their world .
Zinnia and Paxton our main characters were interesting to follow and really helped paint a picture of what life is like living and working at Cloud. I felt like we had a pretty good idea of what Paxton’s life was like prior to his arrival at the cloud but I was left wanting to know more about Zinnia’s past. She was a badass and sometimes seemed a little detached and while there did seem to be reasons for this it would have been nice to know more about how she ended up where she was.
I also wanted to know just a little more about the world outside of the Cloud and more information about how it had deteriorated.
Besides my wish for more backstory I have to say this was a really great book!
Thank you to Netgalley and Crown Publishing for providing me with this ARC.