Now there are a few issues inherent to the redemption arc. For one thing, it turns a jerk into a hero, just because he learned to be less of a jerk. I’m not sure there’s any avoiding that. But perhaps it’s less of a redemption arc and more of a wish fulfillment fantasy, where our wish is to persuade an MRA that he was wrong all along, and for feminism to win in the end. It seems rather optimistic, but I can dig it.
I appreciate the feedback from all the reviewers so far. That might change if Goodreads trolls decent on it, but so far, so good. Regardless, people have a right to love, hate, or have mixed feelings about any work. I’m happy that The Rift is engaging enough to have writers provide their thoughtful reviews of it.