Do You Think We Didn't Get Enough Information About McDowell's Prison Escape?

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Re: Do You Think We Didn't Get Enough Information About McDowell's Prison Escape?

Post by Aniza Butt » 06 Mar 2019, 10:52

The author skipped a very important part of the story. Escaping from prison isn't that easy and author made no mention how did Hiram got to escape.
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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 » 28 Mar 2019, 05:51

Yes, we definitely didn't get enough information on that. When I read the book and thought about what I liked least about it, this immediately came to my mind. Author gave highly detailed descriptions in other instances while at the place where he should be more descriptive than the usual, he closed up. Escaping from the prison seemed like a turning point of Hiram's life. So, I expected more than that from it.

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Post by Kaylee123 » 28 May 2019, 19:44

I think the escape was very unrealistic. The author may have realized this and glossed over the details on purpose.

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Post by R Lawrence » 30 May 2019, 21:27

I wished the author had provided more details on McDowell's prison escape because I don't see what skills McDowell had that would have allowed him to escape so easily. His outdoor skills were obviously vital to his survival, but how does a surgeon know how to escape a prison?

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Post by Choine » 01 Jun 2019, 10:39

I would have preferred if the author provided details regarding that scene. I understand how those details seemed insignificant at the time of writing, but it could answer a few questions.

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