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| ochoin ||18 Feb 2015 4:52 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?
| John the OFM ||18 Feb 2015 8:37 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.
| Pictors Studio ||19 Feb 2015 10:23 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.
|willthepiper||19 Feb 2015 11:51 a.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.
| ochoin ||20 Feb 2015 6:25 p.m. PST|
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 ||06 Mar 2015 4:52 p.m. PST|
| ochoin ||18 Mar 2015 4:07 p.m. PST|
Excellent choice. The book does end unsatisfyingly.