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Old 08-09-2009, 02:33 PM   #18
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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).
As far as Pratchett goes, his first books were good, they got better, then they went downhill a bit, then they've picked up again incredibly. In my opinion, obviously. I kept buying his stuff in the hopes it would get better again - which, thankfully, it did.

But there have been other series where I've just given up - the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, for example. Actually, all of McCall-Smith's ongoing stuff.

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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?
Nope.
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