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?
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.ReplyDelete
No I haven't, I'll look those up.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Prey wasn't my favourite, but it was a good one.Delete
I haven't thought about Prey in years, but I totally agree that it needs a sequel.ReplyDelete
It took a lot of thinking to come up with that one. This was a tough prompt.Delete
This is a hard prompt. I like your answers. Good ones!ReplyDelete
It was! I think in a lot of cases sequels simply aren't needed.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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.Delete