Books, Blogs, Authors and More discussion

204 East Broadway
This topic is about 204 East Broadway
26 views

Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Evels (new) - added it

Evels (goodreadscomevels) | 10 comments True monsters aren't the ones hiding in children's closets or under their beds. True monsters climb into a child's bed in the middle of the night to release their repertoire of pain, tears, humiliation, anger, hate, self-loathing, fear and shame. Do you think these monsters act out of an addiction they cannot control? Do they feel sympathy for their victims? Do they not hear their screams, feel their pain? Or are they solely out for their pleasure and think of their prey as necessary to feed their hunger? Were they once little children afraid of the same monsters they became? Can we stop them?


message 2: by Stan (new)

Stan Morris (morriss003) Evels wrote: "True monsters aren't the ones hiding in children's closets or under their beds. True monsters climb into a child's bed in the middle of the night to release their repertoire of pain, tears, humili..."

Good questions. Probably yes and no answers to all of them


message 3: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 453 comments I think it depends on the origin and concept of the story. Some monsters have no soul, no remorse and no feelings therefore there is no guilt and their only agenda is to wreak havoc and scare the wits out of children. Other monsters could very well be pawns of something far more sinister and act like puppets when all they truly want is to live peacefully but can't because they are being controlled.


message 4: by Evels (new) - added it

Evels (goodreadscomevels) | 10 comments The monster in 204 East Broadway had, I am sure moments of guilt but it did not deter him from harming the children anyway. Guilt or not, controlled or not, some monsters still commit unspeakable acts. Perhaps desire trumps guilt and/or courage to break away from their behavior.


message 5: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 453 comments Evels wrote: "The monster in 204 East Broadway had, I am sure moments of guilt but it did not deter him from harming the children anyway. Guilt or not, controlled or not, some monsters still commit unspeakable a..."

It really depends on which road you want a monster you wrote and created to take. If you want them all out evil then go with no remorse but if you want them to learn in the end, give them a conscience.


message 6: by Evels (new) - added it

Evels (goodreadscomevels) | 10 comments Ah yes but some are complicated and have both evil and good in them. It's a struggle because the evil they commit cancels any good they might have within.


back to top