But if you prefer concise, it won’t be very nice, for whenever I try, to tell words “bye-bye”, I end up writing broken poetry that doesn’t rhyme. But ok.
Me neither. I never finished LOTR (Hobbit, 1/2 of book one), never finished watching all the Star Wars. Never even READ Hunger games and only made a few pages into Harry Potter.
But what I do instead is I listen to fans and let THEM tell me what they know about it. I read it through them. Saves me a LOT of time.
I made it even faster for myself. As soon as I recognize monomyth, I barely pay attention. Novelty in stories is rare. I link up name to the monomyth part they play and then I can have a conversation and it sounds like I read the whole thing. Not hard.