I wish to register a complaint.
As I posted recently, I got two new books about which I am very excited, Lion among men, by Gregory Maguire, and Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation: The kingdom on the sea, by M.T. Anderson. Both are sequels, and both are presenting the same problem: it has been over a year since I read the previous volume in the series, and both are so complex in their social settings that I cannot remember all the characters and plotlines. I probably need to go back and read those previous volumes before tackling the new ones, and who has time for that?????
That is all.
7 thoughts on “A complaint”
Welcome to senility.
That’s nothing. For me, every chapter’s like the first chapter. You get used to it.
Try some grown-up novels where the final chapter is really final because everyone dies. Period. Next book.
I have the audiobooks of Wicked and Son of a Witch. Audiobooks are how I usually catch back up. I would never have made it through the Potter series without them. I can send them to you, if you want.
I’m not in my car enough–I could read the things faster than listen to them.
You could always read the wikipedia pages for a brief and somewhat impersonal summary.
Oh, you young people and your cheating…