Don’t you just feel sad when you are done reading a book?
I remember a series I was so excited to read. It’s the Left Behind Series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. It was composed of 12 books (which later on I learned was actually 16 books because there were four more prequels and sequel written by LaHaye). I think I read it in a span of a month. I was really devouring it one book at a time. I didn’t read any other book that time. When I was finished book 12, I was really sad. It took me a week before I picked up another book again.
Of course, there’s also the Harry Potter series. But unlike the Left Behind, the Harry Potter books are easier to re-read. Left Behind books are not something you would want to digest once again because of the heaviness of the story.
I really feel that the spin-off Eclipse novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is forced and corny! First off, why Bree Tanner? Is she significant? Is there anything in her very, very limited existence in Eclipse that warranted such a spin-off? Secondly, why her of all the very insignificant characters?? Why not the soldier who saved Jasper Hale‘s life? Or someone insignificant in the Volturi? Lastly, I do feel Stephenie Meyer is pulling a J.K. Rowling in this move to release a spin-off.
Can you recall that time when Ms. Rowling was asked if she ever considered creating a whole story about any of the other characters in the Harry Potter series? She said that she’s actually considering doing a novel for Neville Longbottom, the other one who was born at the same day Harry Potter did. Sure, Neville is a major character in the series. But it’s the same idea, don’t you think?
I just feel that Meyer is pulling a stunt with this Bree Tanner novella and is trying to be cool by opting to create a whole novel out of a very, very insignificant character.
I know you get my drift.