fashion_piranha (fashion_piranha) wrote,

Discussion Question: Do you read every book in a series?

Discussion Question: Do you always finish a book series once you've started it?

I've recently finished A Game of Thrones, the first novel in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series. A more in-depth review will be coming, but for the sake of discussion I'll admit that I didn't exactly fall in love with the book. It's OK - entertaining but not fully diverting. But I can definitely see potential for the story to be awesome on the silver screen, so now I'm eagerly looking forward to watching the TV show. Part of me thinks I'll be perfectly content to watch the rest of the story unfold on Game of Thrones, but part of me also worries that I'll somehow miss out if I don't finish reading the books. I shall probably dither back and forth about whether to purchase A Clash of Kings for weeks, because I'm the sort of person who always needs to finish a series. I've mentioned this before, and you've probably noticed this trait in my reviews of the Amelia Peabody series. It's not as if I've never abandoned a book series after starting it - there are plenty of times when I've read the first book and opted out. But the deeper into a series I've gone, the more obliged I feel to continue with it, no matter how bad it gets.

So what about you guys? How much of a series "completist" are you?

Peeking into the in:
2012: Immortality by Stephen Cave
2011: Fashionista Piranha will be on hiatus for a while…
2010: Maiden, Matron, Crone edited by Kerri Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg
2009: A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
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