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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:10 pm 
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I agree with Gemini’s spoiler too.



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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I, too, thought he was great--a vivid, flawed but likeable character--
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and was really sorry when he left us. I saw it coming a few pages in advance, and kept thinking, "No, no, please find a way out!" :-/


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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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I had the very same thought, fansmom.



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:45 pm 
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I liked Terry. Daniel did a great job of making Terry come across as a lovable Irish character like Barry Fitzgerald...albeit a significantly more dangerous Fitzgerald. Terry knew how to play off of the other characters' perceptions of him. The Lord of the Rings angle just make it even better.


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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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I also liked Terry a lot. I tried hard to focus on tuning out the Irish stereotype though, even though Terry himself played up to it.
BTW I don't know how to use the spoiler mechanism. can someone explain lpease?



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:23 am 
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Suec, just punch Spoiler from the list of fonts, etc. and put your spoiler between the bracketed Spoilers. (First time I did it, I didn't get it between, and my spoiler was out for all to see for a few seconds till corrected. :blush: )



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:09 pm 
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Thanks for helping suec with that Betty Sue. The Spoiler button is a wonderful invention. When we get towards the end of the discussion, though, we won't be using it anymore.



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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Thanks Betty Sue!

Clearly my observation skills are somewhat lacking...



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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stroch wrote:
I absolutely agree
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that Terry should have been kept around.
he and Spandau made a great team, with Terry supplying the charm and outgoing wit that the more reserved Spandau sorely needed.

He was my favorite character also, I I fond myself looking for him to appear when the focus was elsewhere. Daniel did a great job fleshing out his vivid character----he was the most interesting person in the book.


I agree, stroch, I was always ready for Terry's next appearance. He was by far the most interesting character for me--he certainly knew how to escape a 'sticky' situation!
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I was terribly disappointed that he won't be in the upcoming books.



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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Re the second half of the question, I'm intrigued here...it seems Terry got more consensus than Spandau. Yet he was something of a rogue and did not exactly have a gallant approach to women, to say the least. Whilst I enjoyed the parts of the book that featured Terry, I must say that I didn't particularly like him but I guess the fact that a lot of readers found him likeable is proof of the fact that Daniel got it right (leading me to the first part of the question) in his protrayal of the Irish rogue, likeable despite some of his less endearing features!

But don't get me wrong, although I didn't particularly like him
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I was still sorry to see him go as I too think he was the perfect side-kick to Spandau



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 2:18 pm 
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Peachy wrote:
Whilst I enjoyed the parts of the book that featured Terry, I must say that I didn't particularly like him but I guess the fact that a lot of readers found him likeable is proof of the fact that Daniel got it right (leading me to the first part of the question) in his protrayal of the Irish rogue, likeable despite some of his less endearing features!

I guess you could say that I liked him inspite of himself. He was a hard one to resist. And I guess that spells good writing.



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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I guess you could say that I liked him inspite of himself. He was a hard one to resist. And I guess that spells good writing.


I agree Liz ...and if the book ever made it to film it would be a challenge for a good actor to make the rogue likeable inspite of himself...we've seen a few of those, haven't we!



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 Post subject: Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
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Peachy wrote:
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I guess you could say that I liked him inspite of himself. He was a hard one to resist. And I guess that spells good writing.


I agree Liz ...and if the book ever made it to film it would be a challenge for a good actor to make the rogue likeable inspite of himself...we've seen a few of those, haven't we!

That we have. ;-) I can't wait to get into the casting question. :bounce: Look for that question later this week.



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