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Subject: Is there a book, which so far has no sequel....
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 2:10 PM ET
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that you would really like to see (and read!) a sequel to? 

You know, so you can continue with the characters that you love, and see what happens next? 

For me, I wish there was a part two to "To Kill A Mockingbird", because I'd love to know if Atticus's career survived the aftermath of the trial, and if Boo ever emerged from his shell, ....and of course I'd love to know how Scout  and Jem turned out. 

How about you fellow PBSers.  Any wished-for sequels out there?

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 4:06 PM ET
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Ha! The first book that came to mind was "To Kill a Mockingbird". I'm not certain I'd like to see a sequel but it is the first book that came to mind. I don't think "Watership Down" has a sequel, does it?
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 6:38 PM ET
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I wish Margaret Mitchell had written a sequel to Gone With the Wind.  Oh yes I know there's Scarlett by Alexandra Ripely, but I still wonder what direction Mitchell would have taken if she'd done a sequel.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 8:43 PM ET
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Anne Rice never, to my knowledge, wrote a sequel to her book The Mummy, which ended on a HUGE cliff-hanger.  That was in 1989...I'm guessing we won't be seeing one now at this point, but I still wish she'd write it!  I'm not much into her books anymore the way I was in college, but I'd still read a sequel to that one, if it was published.

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 4:55 PM ET
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Several years ago I read a book called The Coming of the King by Nicolai Tolstoi (the nephew of the great Leo). It was about Merlin and King Arthur. It was supposed to be the first book in a trilogy, but despite the fact that it was originally released I believe in 1984, the other two books in the series have never appeared. Frustrating!

LeeAnne Watership Down does have a sequel:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780380729340-Tales+from+Watership+Down

Lesley I may be wrong here it's a long time since I read Anne Rice either but it seems to me that she dealt with the Cleopatra cliffhanger in The Mummy in one of the Vampire books...seems like one of the vampires ran into her and ended up destroying her. But I'm not 100% sure...

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 8:18 PM ET
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I'm funny in a way...If a movie has a cliffhanger ending, I get very frustrated and usually writwe off the whole thing  "Hello, I haven't used my brain for two hours as youi fed me a story!  Let's wrap it up"  It doesn't have to be happy, but I do want it spelled out.  With books though, I don't mind an open ending.  I've been using my imagination through the whole thing, to "see" the charachters and settings, imagine what might happen, etc so I kinda like being able to write my own finale.  On that long note, I can't think of one, but I'm going to dwell on it and maybe I'll come back and edit :)

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:49 PM ET
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You know, I have been thinking and thinking about this question ever since I first saw it yesterday, and I know that there is at least one that I have craved a sequel to, but it escapes me right now.  Sometimes I read a book and wish there was more to it, but then upon further reflection, it's the absence of more that makes it so good.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 2:33 PM ET
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Bren- that would explain it then, I only made it so far into the Vampire Chronicles before I'd had enough, so haven't read the last few she did.  Too bad- I really liked that book, and would have read a sequel to it!

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 6:20 PM ET
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Time Traveler's Wife! perhaps the daughter's story????

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 8:29 PM ET
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Tales from Wateship Down isn't really a sequel.  It's a collection of short stories and expanded version of the folktales the rabbits tell to each other.

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 10:09 PM ET
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Black House by Stephen King/Peter Straub...yeah they're probably working on it but C'MON! :D

Oh and A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore...

I'll have to agree with Gone with the Wind. I liked Scarlett (don't smack me!) but I would be interested to see what Margaret Mitchell would've written.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 9:09 AM ET
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Black House is the second part of the Talisman -

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 6:15 PM ET
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A Dirty Job has some characters from Christopher Moore's earlier books. If you haven't read them, I suggest you check out Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck. Both novels also take place in San Francisco and have some of the same minor characters. It's entirely possible that a sequel for A Dirty Job is in the works (fingers-crossed!)

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 12:11 AM ET
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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood....would LOVED to have known what happed to Ofglen, did she get pregnant? Find her daughter and husband?  Did the US return to normal?!?  But LOVED the book the way it was also.

Subject: BOB swap
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 9:07 PM ET
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What is a BOB swap? Where have I been that I have never heard of this before?

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:32 PM ET
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Bren! I have the second book in that trilogy and am on the look out for the third. I collect Arthurian Legend books. Tolstoy DID write the sequels :)

The Quest for Merlin

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780593027950-Merlin+and+Arthur

 

hmm, that second link didn't come out the way I planned...

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 12:29 AM ET
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The Neverending Story. I've always been annoyed that there are so many 'but that is another story and will be told another time' s in it, and then they're never told.

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 8:53 PM ET
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You know, I have been thinking and thinking about this question ever since I first saw it yesterday, and I know that there is at least one that I have craved a sequel to, but it escapes me right now.  Sometimes I read a book and wish there was more to it, but then upon further reflection, it's the absence of more that makes it so good.


I know what you mean. I can't remember which books I want the sequel to whether it has a sequel or not. Sometimes it's better if they leave you wanting more.

Subject: GWTW
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 9:28 AM ET
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It isn't actually a sequel, and not written by MM, but there is a new one out called Rhett's People.

I got it for Christmas and it is Next on my list to read.  Should be entertaining. 

I'm here in Atlanta and have been to the MM house.  Wow. It gave me such a perspective on the woman.  If anyone is a big GWTW fan and ever makes it down this way....  def initely check it out.  It is nothing fancy for sure, but eye opening.

 

Dena

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