Saturday, June 9, 2012
Discussion: How Long is Too Long?
While on vacation, I read the 19th book in a popular series -- a series that I've loved reading and rereading for years. But something went wrong this time. I was actually kind of bored while reading about these beloved characters doing, well, the same things they have done through eighteen other novels. It wasn't a bad book by any means but it just wasn't a great one.
So, my question(s) are, how long is too long for a series? Is there a number of books that should be a limit or does it really depend on the author? I know that there are trilogies out there that feel like they should have been single books. But are there any really long series that still seem fresh, even into the double digits? What is the longest series where you still enjoy each new release?
Starting something fresh,