Hidey Ho Scribblers! It’s Saturday once again, J Monkeys blathering here. In just a few short weeks, all of our favorite shows will go on summer hiatus…well, almost all. True Blood will be back from hiatus and really, that’s a good thing! But Fringe, Once Upon a Time, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, they will all be gone for months. Some of them might even be gone for good! Please, oh please, SOMEBODY pick up Fringe for next year…I’m not ready for it to be over!
But I digress. My three least favorite words in TV world could find their way to the screen in the next few weeks and even if they aren’t seen, you know they are lingering in the static…to be continued.
Yup, their commin’ and that got me to thinking about sequels. Do you like them? What do you like about them? For me, it depends. For example, I loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and I really liked the sequel, Catching Fire, but it took me a while to come around to Mockingjay. That third book is very different from the first two…
I came to the Twilight series late in the game, after Breaking Dawn was already available, but like the rest of the world over the age of 10, I had to wait years between the Harry Potter books. Of course, they were very much worth it!
I think what it comes down to is a need for a satisfying ending to the book I just finished. I really don’t like being left on tenderhooks. While you knew there would be more books coming in the Twilight series, each book stood on its own.
If any of you read Anne Rice back in the day (I heard she has a new werewolf series out!) I was really angry with the ending of The Witching Hour. This was a wonderful story – a huge tome of a book – right up to the last 4 pages. The thing was captivating for 1300 pages and then, she didn’t wrap the story up – she started a new direction, leaving the bad guy out there. I can’t remember the name of the sequel, but I was so angry that I don’t think I’ve read The Witching Hour again. That’s unusual for me. I often re-read book. I reread books I like many times. maybe enough time has passed that I can give it another go…
Today’s secret: I’m about to start the 3rd book in a series and I’m thinking about sequels a lot lately!
Today’s Question: Where do you stand on the topic of sequels? Do you love ’em or hate ’em?