Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WHAT?...!! It's not "THE END"?

Last weekend I read a book. After being 39th in line on the waiting list at the library for this particular book, my turn had come! Friday evening, barely before closing time, I checked the book out and that night I began to read. I was hooked from the start. It was a pleasure to read such a well-written book. My life for the next 24 hours revolved around this book. I raced to the end...how would it all be resolved? I had to know. As the pages became fewer and fewer, I wondered, how is the author going to be able to do it? How can she tie up all these loose ends to my satisfaction? What can she do in so few pages? She must be a genius.

Well, she is a genius in a way, and only following a general trend in publishing of leading into the all-mighty SEQUEL!

AHHHHHH! I was so angry. I got to the last page and instead of "THE END," it said "END OF BOOK ONE." What??????? No closure? Now I can only HUNGER for more?

The title of the book is fitting...



[Originally posted at anwafounder.blogspot.com]

5 comments:

KJ said...

Maybe I will try this one. I don't usually like books that have sequels but if you like this one maybe I will read it.

Taffy said...

I TOTALLY felt the same way! I said "What? It's suppose to say, 'the end'!" and I threw the book across the bed. Gently. It was a library book.
I guess you can call 'The Hunger Games' a great hook!

Valerie Ipson said...

I admire your bravery in the throwing. I wanted to throw it, but held back, but if I had paid for it...

Chas Hathaway said...

I hate that! But for some strange reason, I also love it, because it means I've got another book that I know I will like.

I'm always on the lookout for a good series, because individual books are never long enough!

- Chas

Valerie Ipson said...

Good point, Chas! I like it.

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