"She silently watched him go up the stairs, feeling that she would strangle at the pain in her throat....She knew now that there was no appeal of emotion or reason which would turn that cool brain from its verdict....
'I won't think of it now,' she thought grimly, summoning up her old charm. 'I'll go crazy if I think about losing him now. I'll think of it tomorrow....'
With the spirit of her people who would not know defeat, even when it stared them in the face, she raised her chin. She could get Rhett back. She knew she could. There had never been a man she couldn't get, once she set her mind upon him.
"I'll think of it all tomorrow, at
Why isn't The End always The End?
This will probably strike you as very, very odd, but I never read sequels.
The first book is just fine as it is, thank you very much.
Lonesome Dove? Amazing. Streets of Laredo? No interest.
Stargirl? Great story. Love, Stargirl? Not so much.
Dune? Brilliant. Sandworms of Dune? I don't think so.
Wrinkle in Time? Yes, of course. Wind in the Door? No, sorry.
Author Nick Hornby says, "Sequels are very rarely a good idea...."
Author Connie Willis writes, "I hate sequels. They're never as good as the first book."
Author Laurie Halse Anderson is blunt: "Sequels are too often crass attempts to make money off something that worked the first time, but without the care and attention that made the first movie or book so special."
I hanker for a sequel when I close a good book. But the sequels I've tried consistently founder.
What am I missing? You have run across wonderful sequels, haven't you? Convert me, please.
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