I thought it might be interesting to get some opinions other than mine about the Kindle serials.
I've bought two of them: "Hacker Mom" and "Oliver Twist".
I kind of like the idea of serials, not for any reason I can think of, but I think it seems like a good thing. But reading "Hacker Mom", I was caught up with the parts already released right away and quickly after another chapter came to me, which I finished.
I'm enjoying the book but I worry that in a month when I get the next chapter I'll have forgotten enough detail to enjoy the rest. I guess I'll find out.
The other, "Oliver Twist", I also began, tentatively, since I'm really reading something else at the moment. I usually like to read one book at a time but I'm curious about this, never having read a Dickens book and only seeing movies based on them.
A chapter of it comes once a week since it's already been written. "Hacker Mom" can't come that fast because the author needs more time, I suppose, to write the parts before they can send them.
I'm not sure I'll buy more serials unless I find that I do remember more between chapters than I expect to, or unless they're not a month apart. And that's kind of a shame.
I wonder how people deal with this. I wonder how the people who read Dicken's novels and presumably had to wait even longer than a month between episodes, dealt with this.
It seems like a short summary at the beginning of each chapter might be useful but that doesn't seem to be happening.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this or on other aspects of reading serials?
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