Jul. 21st, 2010

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Day 01 - A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)

ETA: Spoilers are in white text.

Hilari Bell's The Goblin Wood. Its a single book that I wish had spawned a duology or something. spoilers, including the ending! ) Goto 1

Non spoiler version: The ending felt abrupt to me and I always wondered about the interesting protagonists and their new life and adventures. I especially like the heroine and wished I could've seen more of her. Goto 1

1: While technically the book was a complete tale, I was always left wanting more.

As for ending too late, I suppose I'll blather on about my mixed feelings about the Golden Compass trilogy (His Dark Materials?). I loved the first book, was eh about the second and was mixed about the third. I really could go on and on how disappointing this series became for me. How the ending of the first book had me thinking there'd be some epic holy war. How there's going to be some decent analysis of the complexities of faith, organization, and how doing the right thing can be vastly different based upon beliefs. But instead its a mostly hollow religion is bad, everyone else is good. The most complex you get is Mrs Coulter, a woman who wants to do the right thing but is torn by her family. However, 3rd book spoiler ) and it kind of deflates this tension. She's pretty awesome until the end though. That and the epic tru wuv romance shoved in at the last five minutes. This is even more empty after you've seen the reuniting of more 3rd book spoilers ) which just has much more emotion, complexity and believability to it.

I have a million and one more complaints, but in the end most of me wishes the Golden Compass had just stayed one book. A small part finds two side characters redeeming though.

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