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Old 08-09-2009, 07:37 AM   #14
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On a related note, how much books are you ready to try to _get into_ a series?

Most of my friends were engrossed in George R. R. Martin's series at some time. I read the first book and didn't really like it, and they told me it got way better after the first book.

In a similar way, I've heard people say that the discworld series by Pratchett starts to be really good only from the 5th book or something (I read the first 3-4 books and found them enjoyable, but not enough to make me want and read the rest).

So, in the case of a highly praised series, if you don't find the first book really enjoyable, will you try and give the next book a chance?

I won't. So much to read, so little time, why waste mine? I think any author should grab us from book #1. To grab us doesn't mean the book has to be perfect or without faults, though. But certainly it has to be enjoyable!
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