Euphoriameantime wrote:It really depends on the writter and genre. I've been reading a lot of series/trilogies lately. Ambrose Trilogy by John Dickinson. Where one book is only, like you say, 300-500 pages, but the whole series put together is well over a 1,000.
Now if you gave me a King book, I couldn't do it. Not just because I'm a pansy, but he just goes on, and on, and on, and on. I get lost in backstories and minute details. The only book I really enjoyed by him was Bag of Bones. But perhaps I should give him another chance.
Ha, we are from two different spectrums of King fans in that case. Whilst i do agree with you that King can sometimes take a tangent to a story and batter it to death to the detriment of the reader's enjoyment (IT, Under the Dome, Liseys Story), i think generally it adds to the overall story and point he is making albeit in a protracted way. And i also rate Bag of Bones as one of his worst books ever, the plot goes nowhere from page one to the end but this book is very divisive so the debate rages on and on