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    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Forgetmenot77, Apr 4, 2009.

    long Introductions of a book I want to read but why does it have to be soooo long? My enthusiasm for it is just dying and it is putting me to sleep! I am trying to read some short Chekhov stories but the intro is too long.
     
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    If I do read the introduction, it's usually after I finish the book. I've found that a lot of introductions give away what happens and what to expect, etc.
     
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    Yeah, I don't read the introductions. If I do, it's always after I've finished the book and only if it leaves me craving more. It has to be a really special book. I just don't bother with them otherwise.
     
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    I don't read introductions either.
    There are four in Johnny got his Gun.
    Four! Why do we need so much information on someone's opinion of a book I am about to read? I am rather capable of forming my own.
     
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    Let that be heard by all those who are considering backstory prologues in their writing.
     
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    Who reads introductions?

    o_O

    Oh, and Cogito... introduction does not = prologue. I'll read a prologue.
     
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    That would be why he said "backstory prologues" rather than "prologues." ;)
     
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    I've never given any thought to them and always skip them.

    Although admittedly, some of Stephen King's can be fun to leaf through when he writes them himself. He has a good "voice" in writing.
     

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