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Point of No Return Creep

Created: 08/06/15

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Posted Aug. 06, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rebeccar

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Point of No Return Creep

Although Ralph Meier is not too likeable from the start, for me the major turning point of full-on creepiness was in chapter 20, when Julia's behavior indicates that Ralph has tried or previously threatened to pull down the bikini bottoms of this young girl. Does any other scene supersede this Ralph creep-factor moment on page 160? And is there a turning point of acceptability that stands out like this for Marc?


Posted Aug. 06, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Sharlene

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RE: Point of No Return Creep

I thought Ralph was a creep from the very beginning. His obsession with Marc's wife was enough for me to be turned off by his character. It went beyond the point of simple admiration of an attractive woman. And dropping his swimming trunks in front of everyone? Yuk!


Posted Aug. 13, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
bookbutterfly

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RE: Point of No Return Creep

I agree with with Sharlene that Ralph was creepy from the beginning and can't understand why Marc would subject his wife and kids to this guy.


Posted Aug. 19, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Sharlene

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RE: Point of No Return Creep

As a mother, I think I would have given Marc an ultimatum. Either we all leave or the girls and I will go. I can't believe things are that different/more liberal in other countries.


Posted Aug. 20, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Suzanne

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RE: Point of No Return Creep

And is there a turning point of acceptability that stands out like this for Marc?
--Oh yes--on the first page of chapter one Marc signifies that patients can't tell the difference between time and attention. Such a condescending and patronizing thing to say and believe about someone needing medical treatment. Scares me if it is typical of the thinking of doctors. (Although my brother was a dedicated physician, and I had not one clue about what he ever thought about his patients, could I have been misled?)


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