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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2015 5:52 p.m. PST

I was thinking about sequels after the news of a new Harper Lee book.

Which stand alone novel would you like to see a sequel for?

I know sequels can suck but some great books end too soon. Can I nominate Kipling's KIM, one of my favourite novels.

Does he follow the lama to a life of quiet contemplation or join the Great Game with a vengeance?

Your picks?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2015 9:37 p.m. PST

The Chinese Bandit. I HAVE to know if he found that keg of nails, and if his new bff will still be his bff.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Feb 2015 11:23 a.m. PST

This is a really good question. In a couple hours of thinking about it on and off I haven't come up with one yet.

If the book is good enough it usually doesn't need a sequel.

Kim would be a good one. I could see how that could go on. It was a good book too.

I guess a lot of what I've been reading lately has been Conrad or Maugham and they don't really end in such a way that a sequel is possible mostly.

I guess if I had to pick one book it would be Sirens of Titan. It could be about Rumsfoord and Kazaks quest to be reunited after so many years, sort of, apart.

willthepiper19 Feb 2015 12:51 p.m. PST

I once read a sequel to Kim, which was written by an Indian author, Timeri Murari. It was ok, but not in the same category as the original. As with all subjective reviews, YMMV.

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2015 7:25 p.m. PST

Thanks, Will!

Kipling certainly won't be penning a sequel & a 'continuation' has a lower expectation for me than a sequel so this might be worth pursuing.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2015 5:52 p.m. PST

Starship Troopers

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2015 5:07 p.m. PST

@ Mithmee

Excellent choice. The book does end unsatisfyingly.

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