Monday, 3 June 2019

Books that need a sequel


My first thought on reading this prompt for Long and Short Reviews was “They don’t.” I have often read or watched sequels and wished they didn’t exist – “Glass” leaps to mind. However, I did manage to think of a couple of possibilities.

A Return to Sanditon (Anne Toledo). This was a completion of the original Austen fragment and manages to develop and introduce so many characters that I would happily follow them into a sequel.

Airframe/Prey (Michael Crichton). Both of these novels created worlds which interested me and had potential for more, especially Prey which was deliberately left open-ended. Airframe was tied off more neatly but I enjoyed the aviation so much I would willingly read more.

Requiem (Lauren Oliver). This was a sequel in itself, but one which left a lot of loose ends which I would have liked tying off. The world of deliria and the characters’ relationships still had a lot of work to be done.

And I would always like more Sherlock Holmes sequels, as long as they’re done well.

So what would you like to see?

10 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar with these books....I'll definitely have to track them down. And I'm with you re: Sherlock!! Have you read Laurie King's books? My post is here.

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  2. You know, I haven't read "Prey" which is odd as I enjoy the author's books very much... this was a hard prompt! Mine is here.

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    1. Prey wasn't my favourite, but it was a good one.

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  3. I haven't thought about Prey in years, but I totally agree that it needs a sequel.

    My post.

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    1. It took a lot of thinking to come up with that one. This was a tough prompt.

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  4. This is a hard prompt. I like your answers. Good ones!

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    1. It was! I think in a lot of cases sequels simply aren't needed.

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  5. I tend to agree with your first thought! All too often we get those sequels and wish we hadn't. Hahaha. I do agree with you on Sherlock, I love all the pastiche we're getting these days!

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    1. I've seen some great ones, but I do wish they'd use a Britpicker sometimes. I get tired of Watson saying he's taking the subway for a few blocks.

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