Monday, 27 April 2020

Reason why I stopped reading a series I loved

This topic from Long and Short Reviews was a tough one, because when I start a series I usually finish it even if it is driving me mad. So I struggled to find one that I had actually given up on.

I did, however, find one.

"The Forest of Hands and Teeth".

I had never read a zombie novel before so I thought I would give the series a try. The first one I enjoyed, although I did notice a couple of points which should have given me an idea of where the series was going. Unfortunately these points became serious annoyances in the second novel, which is why I gave up.

The reason? The utter inertia of the characters. Nobody could make a decision, nobody could do anything, they just sat and agonised about everything. I spent most of the second novel screaming "Just DO something!" Needless to say, the third novel and the prequel remained unbought, because I couldn't face any more characters who let the world go past them.

So what led you to give up on a series?

22 comments:

  1. That's something that would make me give up on a book, too.

    My <a href="https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-reasons-why-i-stopped-reading-a-series-i-loved/”>post</a>.

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  2. I'm not much of a zombie lover in books...but I definitely get where you are coming from. My post is here: http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2020/04/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge_29.html

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    1. I'm not much of a zombie lover full stop, but I'll try anything once.

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  3. That would drive me nuts with a book, too. Good post.

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  4. Totally agree, Tanith! This would make me not finish the series either.

    Here's mine: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/post/long-and-short-reviews-weekly-blog-challenge-04-29-20

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    1. It's a shame, because otherwise the writing was good.

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  5. Great points. I enjoyed your blog, thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-reason-why-i-stopped-reading-a-series-i-loved/

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  6. Yes, characters who can't act, but just whine or argue. Drives me nuts.

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  7. The whole point of reading books is to watch the characters grow and change. If they don't, what's the point? Thanks for sharing your reasons.

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  8. Gods yes, that would be a huge issue for me, too.

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  9. That's disappointing. I have this on my TBR list. Maybe I'll just stick with the first book.

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  10. Oh, I didn't realise that was a series! I read the first book and enjoyed it too.

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    1. It wasn't a long series - I think there were about four.

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  11. Indecisiveness would definitely make me put a series down. You just have to have some resolve at some point along the way.

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    1. Exactly. There has to be some action somewhere.

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