Sometimes I feel like the trauma that the hostages went through was really undervalued, especially in DoD. They tried to escape twice and failed, lost Phoenix, lost Alistair, and pretty much knew their lives were going to end, but in DoD they just went back to acting like their normal selves (or, as normal as Baldacci allowed them to be). This moment in the book really brought out the terror the hostages were feeling, though.
I wish that there had been more on the hostages' thought process as they were going through all of this. It's so horrible, I don't know how they survived.
I really liked the chapter in Trust No One that was in Ted's perspective. I thought that he added a ton to the experience because of his heightened senses. They should've done lots more hostage thought processes; those were usually the highlight of a book for me.
Oh, that chapter was great! Ted is so cool. I really do wish there had been more. Like, maybe a chapter of Fiske's thoughts, or what was going through Alistair's mind before he died.
Oh, that would've been so sad to read the Alistair one! I also wish there was more of Phoenix's perspective after he survived his fall. He just told Ian and Evan what happened, but we didn't get to read his thoughts on it.
It would have been heartbreaking, but I think it would be really interesting. I don't know, we saw a bit more on Phoenix after the fall as he was trying to survive and such.
Yeah we saw that, but then in DoD he just told Ian and Evan how he hitchhiked back to civilization and that was it. His whole ordeal was probably so traumatizing.
Yeah, true. It would have been interesting to read about that part.
This is the main reason why I don't let my younger cousin read the second series yet. It gets too violent/dark/harsh at some point. Even I have felt depressed reading it >w<Vespers=All the evil in the world >w<
It really does get depressing...