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May 27, 2011


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Kari Marie

I'll go check out the link. I've heard this same concept described as a contract with the reader, but I like the driving analogy better. A huge pet peeve that makes ms want to get out of the car screaming is an ending for a book on a series that doesn't resolve a single plotline or subplot. It feels like being abandoned at Walmart (like in Where the Heart Is).

E.C. Smith

Love the analogy! I love driving (fast), so the whole driver thing works for me.

And the trust thing is so true. I've picked up a number of book I thought sounded terrific. The first was. . .then it all went down hill. It's upseting when you don't get what you expect. I'm heading over to the link. Thanks!


Will have to go check this out. Thanks for the link!

Donna Cummings

Kari Marie, I know exactly what you mean about the non-resolved ending for a series. I came across one of those recently and nearly had a fit when I got to the end of the book. LOL It does feel a bit like I'd been misled, so I was unhappy for a long while after that. :)

Donna Cummings

E.C., I love to drive fast too! In fact, I'm already planning what kind of car I want next, because mine doesn't go quite fast enough. LOL I agree that when a book doesn't satisfy, it's because the expectations weren't met, so I try to keep it in mind with my own stories (and hopefully I'm successful).

Donna Cummings

Sabrina, I hope you enjoy the link!

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