Friday, April 3, 2015
A Conversation with my Brain and a Question to the Masses
Me: Hello, Brain!
Me: I’ve been trying to get your attention. What are you doing?
Brain: I’m watching TV.
Me: Don’t you know that TV rots your brain? OMG! I’m turning into my mother!
Brain: TV can be educational.
Me: Reruns of The Scooby-Doo Mystery Hour don’t count.
Brain: They totally do. I am using my deductive reasoning to determine who the criminal is.
Me: Let me help you out there. It’s the creepy old guy in the floppy fisherman’s hat. It’s always the creepy old guy in the floppy fisherman’s hat.
Brain: Well, now I guess I don’t have to watch the end of the show now, so thanks for that.
Me: Can we talk books now? I want to talk about Divergent.
Brain: I wonder what’s on BBC America....
Me: Ugh! Never mind.
Since my brain doesn’t seem to want to talk to me right now and has nothing to say, I will pose my question to the masses, but let me preface.
I was looking up Allegiant. I know the book has been out, (I can get it on Kindle for $3.99), but the Collector’s Edition is coming out this fall and I wanted to pre-order it. So, I was looking up the listing and that is when I saw it. The words in themselves are innocuous enough, but strung together, the floor fell out from beneath me.
“The heartbreaking conclusion”……..
I read no further, but I wondered. I’ve actually been thinking about it ever since. So something really bad is going to happen and I probably won’t like it. The wheels have been turning trying to figure out what it could be. Only one thing comes to mind and, if that were the case, I know I know I’d be pissed as all hell.
No spoilers please, so don’t tell me what actually happens.
Divergent by itself is self-contained enough. The story could end there and I would be okay with that. The good guys won! And while the ending wasn’t exactly happy, it was satisfying. Victory has a price after all. Sequels aren’t always necessary. Look at Highlander. The first film was fantastic! I’m sorry, I meant the only film was fantastic! I kind of sweep any subsequent films under the mental carpet or hide them in the closet with the skeletons.
Knowing that something bad is going to break my heart in Allegiant got me to thinking, though. So here’s the question.
If you know before you even start reading a book that something bad is going to happen, would you read it anyway?