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Subject: Re: Sequel?

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Date Posted: Tue, Jan 17 2006, 4:23:39 GMT
In reply to: Andrew Russell 's message, "Sequel?" on Sun, Jan 08 2006, 22:58:24 GMT

>To All That Read:
>The novel AT SWIM TWO BOYS is easily one of the best I
>have digested in a long time. I was moved, excited and
>given such a gift of a tale I can only sincerely say:
>That being said - am I merely daft or slow in thinking
>that we witnessed Jim's death in the end of the novel
>and lead to believe the young lovers meet again in
>heaven? What content wolud the SEQUEL contain? Please
>- someone help me and clarify.

You are right. There really can't be a sequel. I suppose we could hear more about Jim...but the outline of the remainder of his days has already been provided, including some information about his end. So a sequel would even lack much suspense about THAT. It was a beautiful ending to a beautiful book, and I am happy with that and will treasure this book always, without the need for a sequel.

However, here's to Jamie's next book!

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Date Posted: Tue, Jan 24 2006, 18:31:38 GMT

I agree!! You could call me a late starter - I finished this book last night. After spending a whole day moping around at work, heart shattered, I had to find somewhere to collect my thoughts and read what others have to say - so I'm glad I found this site.

Right now I don't crave a sequel, I finished the book in tears - like many others have stated here, but they were not shed without hope for Jim and what the future might have brought his way.

As for talk of a film of the book - aren't they always crap? - there isn't a film I could watch that could make me feel the way I do today.


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