A complaint

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

  1. Try some grown-up novels where the final chapter is really final because everyone dies. Period. Next book.

  2. 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.

  3. You could always read the wikipedia pages for a brief and somewhat impersonal summary.

    Aditya

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