Last night I was reading a book. The clock kept ticking away—and I kept reading. It was 2 am but I was almost finished–so I continued. When I got to the end — the big climax of the book—it said ‘to find out what happens you must read the next book in the series’.
How would you feel? Can’t wait to get the next book? I felt cheated. Is this common in books that are written in a series? Something new? My feeling is that each book should be able to stand on its own. Any thoughts?