A well-written piece of fiction (or, indeed, non-fiction) has the power to capture a reader’s attention hook, line, and sinker.
Imagine, then, what a series of books, bursting with colorful characters and exciting cliffhangers can do to a poor unsuspecting bookworm!
Here are some the reasons why this may be the case:
Greater Connection to the Story
By all metrics, getting involved in a series of books is a pretty big deal for a reader.
Indeed, the experience of reading through a series of books and then eagerly expecting the next installation can be so immersive, that one’s entire universe becomes colored with the setting and atmosphere of the novel in question.
The destiny of the characters, by extension, is undoubtedly a matter of high importance. God forbid that a character should die- a bout of depression can become a pretty realistic prospect for a devout reader!
Strong Ongoing Theme
One of the most critical aspects of a series of books is the fact that there’s always a pretty straightforward central theme that is then explored in great detail. Here’s a couple of examples:
- Lord of the Rings – The battle of good vs. evil. Exploration of friendship.
- Harry Potter – The battle of good vs. evil. Coming of age story.
- Noddy – Exploration of friendship.
Thanks to the sound foundation of the all-unifying theme, the story can contain lots of details and go into numerous digressions without losing its focus!
Novels comprising of one or two parts can offer incredibly complex characters while a book series invites the reader on a journey.
It’s a marathon going through an unlit path on the course of which characters will grow, decline or even turn out to be gay by the end of the series! (Looking at you Dumbledore!) You never know what you’re going to get and that’s precisely the beauty of it.
Waiting for a series of particularly intricate events to unravel surely makes for some of the most bitter-sweet feelings you might procure from reading a book.
The suspense of anticipating a character’s demise or, indeed, their ultimate success in overcoming the hurdle set before them, is for most readers the very reason they pick up a book in the first place.
A series of books, in this respect, has a certain flair in amplifying this aspect of storytelling to its highest possible level! Want to learn more about what happens to your favorite hero who’s standing on the brink of the precipice?
Well, tough luck! Wait for the next book in the series.
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