I hate it when…


I hate it when you get into a good tv series or collection of books and then the authors or creators either take the story way off tangent or kill of the main protaganists and to me, spoil the storyline. I mean, seriously? How annoying. You are enjoying the plot, then all of a sudden the people you are reading about are either dead, or leave… I have actually stopped reading book series or watching TV programme when this happens (I am a recovering Grey’s Anatomy addict….)

I know, that’s pathetic, isn’t it? I mean, really? But my rational is that real life doesn’t always go the way I want it, so the books and tv programmes I watch, should stay where I want them to and be how I like…

I am a bit of an Ian Rankin fan, and have loved and read all of his Rebus series of novels. They are gritty, hard hitting detective stories. I have all of the books, mostly in hardback, and once even managed to sit next the author himself, whilst on a flight to Scotland. I realised very soon after sitting down that it was him, spent the whole fifty minutes of the trip trying not to look utterly stupid and awestruck, and finally plucked up the courage to ask him to autograph a copy of a book of his that I actually had in my bag… He was very nice and kindly obliged.

I stopped reading the series when I realised that the central character was about to retire, and didn’t buy the last two in the series. Again, I know, I am being small minded, but I just didn’t want to believe that my much admired and frustrating main character would be no more…

But, to my delight, the wonderful Mr Rankin has brought Rebus out of retirement, so I can carry on reading for a bit longer. I am hoping he doesn’t kill him off, because that will really upset me and ruin my reading pleasure…

That’s what I am reading this week, how about you?


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2 comments on “I hate it when…
  1. I feel the same as you!! I was really disappointed with a couple of series I was reading when they went down a route that I felt didn’t work. Some books get like tv series and try and do too many, they should stop while the goings good as such, thanks for sharing with #readwithme
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  2. a good reason to restart reading a series, I agree though you start off with say 4 charachters and by year 5 they have all been replaced by others who you are still suppose to love. Maybe you need to read the ones in the middle now just to finish his series off. #readwithme
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